Happiness Archives - Australian River Restoration Centre

  • Explore. Cast. Discover. Recover… the value of fishing for our mental health

    I came across this great article from my good friend Matt Barwick all about the value of fishing for our mental health.  I know that when I camp near a river my shoulders relax, life slows down and I feel good.  It seems I am not the only one…  The photo above is quite a […]

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  • The Three Qualities of People I Most Enjoy Working With

    Over the holiday break my friend Adam Bester sent this great article to me about the three qualities of people he enjoys working with, letting me know that I am one such person – what a gift!  When I read the article and looked at the ven diagram that goes with it I thought, fabulous, […]

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  • This Christmas… consider the ‘yabby net’

    As we sign off for the year, we suggest you consider Leunig’s message in the ‘yabby net’ …  we encourage you to look into pools at the beach, river, creek or billabong – to switch off the phone, turn off the Facebook feeds and just ‘be’.   In the spirit of ‘unplugging’ the Australian River […]

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  • Want to promote your feelings of well being, calm and joy? Find a river!

    We know this time of year can often be stressful with timelines that demand everything is done before ‘Christmas’ – why can one day cause so much anxiety?  This seems at odds with what this time of year is really about, which is celebrating our accomplishments and taking some time out to refresh and recharge […]

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  • Our wonderful wild rivers in the ‘top end’ of our great country

    We feel so grateful that in Australia we still have some of our rivers in their natural condition – wild, untamed and stunningly beautiful with unique plants and animals, and a rich, living Aboriginal cultural heritage that we can all learn so much from.  Thank you to Laura Gilpin for this fabulous quote that reminds […]

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  • Our gift to you this December – words and images to inspire the spirit and celebrate our beautiful riverine environments

    Thankyou for supporting the Australian River Restoration Centre by liking and following us this year.  We enjoy connecting with you, and love the thought of our posts going out into your networks because you also believe what we do about the importance of caring for our fabulous riverine environments.  For the month of December we […]

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  • Prioritise Positivity: Swap your To-Do List for a Ta-Da List!

    Sue Langley from the Langley Group is someone I follow through her monthly updates, and I thought her idea of a ‘ta-da’ list rather than a ‘to-do’ list was a great idea.  Here is how she explains why it is important to prioritise positivity. Positive emotions are valuable for helping refuel our brains. If we […]

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  • Water makes life worth living

    We came across this fabulous letter by Wallace J. Nichols, a research associate at the California Academy of Sciences and author of the book Blue Mind. We think that it is powerful and well worth sharing… An open letter to the world… It’s a familiar refrain that water covers three quarters of the planet and provides […]

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  • Why laughter is seriously good …

    Whenever I run workshops or am doing a facilitation job I always try and incorporate humour.   Laughter, whether it be a giggle or one of those great belly laughs, can change the atmosphere in a room from stilted and cold, to dynamic and warm within a few seconds.  I often use a video, song […]

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  • What is “the good life”?

    We all want to find the key to living “the good life” – one that is fulfilling, and one in which we are healthy and happy. A popular view is that happiness is found in money or fame, however, Harvard researchers have found something far more important: that the secret to a good life is in […]

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