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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Father’s Day: Becoming the dad I always wanted

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Father’s Day: Becoming the dad I always wanted

Our children give us the greatest opportunity for the “ideal” parent to show up in our lives – and theirs. Parenting consciously has made me a better person, in fact, a better everything. When I hear my son say, “I want to be a dad, just like you,” it melts me every time. Father’s Day reminds me to celebrate the great gifts parenthood brings.

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