Damien Rider: Paddling to peace from childhood abuse

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Damien Rider: Paddling to peace from childhood abuse

In 2010 a 34 year-old Damien Rider was suicidal, struggling to escape the distress of his abusive and broken childhood. In 2015, instead of checking out he decided to paddle 800 kilometres from Coolangatta to Bondi, securing 3 world records along the way. The 17 day ocean sojourn both threatened his life and saved it. It also revealed his purpose…

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How to prevent burnout

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How to prevent burnout

If you want to be productive and you want to be sharp and deliver your best, then know what your base neutral looks like, because if you’re sprinting too hard and fast for too long, you’re probably just sprinting to burnout. And look, once you’re burnout then everything is on the down low until you recover, and a burnout recovery plan brings you back into the game.

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How to honour your parents

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How to honour your parents

When we put people on a pedestal it creates a chasm between us and them. When we can recognise and appreciate the qualities we have in common with them then we can close that chasm. Honouring anyone is really about love and acceptance of ourselves as well as others – even when they’re our parents.

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