When Rigan Machado was seventeen years old, he was taught an important lesson.
Leaving a great legacy isn’t necessarily about what you've amassed in physical assets, wealth or accomplishments.
Ten years ago, I'd just finished school, I was training almost every single day to become a professional Rugby League player and I was just about to begin my first year of study at University.
Since then so much has changed in almost every aspect of my life.
There is no process I can think of that is more adrenaline-inducing, more mentally challenging or more effective at improving performance quickly than setting a goal for a skill and then challenging yourself to use that skill in a competitive environment.
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
What the hell is a Saturn return? I thought to myself, listening as my girlfriend tried to explain a cosmic theory so far-fetched it might actually be entertaining to hear her try to explain it a little further.
Lauren Hung is the creative director of the blackline by lauren, a calligraphy and design firm she started instinctively in 2014.
I talked with Lauren earlier this year about her journey from the Australian fashion industry to creating her own unique brand.
At the end of a long and busy day, or whenever I feel a need to de-stress and calm my mind, my number one go-to activity is to go for a long run.
For a long stretch of time the closest I would ever get to a gym in the early hours of the morning was if I happened to have a dream about one.
Do you remember what life was like before social media?
Before the introduction of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even Myspace arrived on our screens just over ten years ago?
‘The task of art is to state in aesthetic creation the deepest psychic and personal experiences of a human being so as to enable those experiences to be intelligible and generally recognised within the total framework of an ideal world.’
There is a place I go once or twice a week. A cold, blank room in a nondescript old building, burrowed deep within one of the darker back pockets of Sydney. It’s a place which provides me with the lessons that I desperately need in my life.
I received a phone call from a good friend of mine over the weekend. I was in my car, so I answered him on loudspeaker and was surprised by the ferocity with which he launched himself into the conversation.
In the wake of the wave of support Greg Inglis has received over the past week for seeking professional help for depression, the focus should now turn to what exactly the NRL and South Sydney Rabbitohs aim to do for Greg when he retires from the only profession he has had since making his NRL debut as an 18 year-old in 2005.
In 2014, when Matthew McConaughey stepped up to the podium at the 86th Academy Awards to receive his Oscar for best actor, he started off his acceptance speech by giving an incredible insight into the reasons behind his success.