Amusings Blog

I like beer- The Story of Aether Brewing

"Me and my mate both like beer, so we decided to start a brewery" Those were the first words Jimmy Young  said to me when I asked him how he became the founder and co-owner of Aether Brewing, the funkiest brewery, eatery and functions venue in Brisbane. ...

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Marvin Baumeister – the extreme CEO

Marvin Baumeister is not your average business person. He is the owner of clothing and sports shop, director of a kite boarding company, the CEO of a kite foil manufacturing company, a music producer, tourism promoter and sponsored  kite surfer. His rule in...

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New Years Resolutions- four hacks for the New Year

Yes it is another new year. The New Year is an opportunity to start afresh with resolutions and new commitments. Mine was to stop procrastinating, which is why I am posting my New Years resolutions article in early February. Better late than never. Technology and...

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Who’s who- John Lazarou

What makes some people succeed  and others fail ? Some people, we are told are, destined for great things. Not however John Lazarou.  His high school teacher told him he was a lost cause and encouraged him to leave school at the earliest opportunity. John...

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Dr Elizabeth Martin – writer

I am fascinated by people who are willing to step out of their comfort zone to follow their dream. Cairns writer, Elizabeth Martin is one such person. Long before she was a successful writer, she graduated from the  University of Melbourne as a doctor. A very...

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What’s news

The latest Australian Journal of Psychiatry reports an association between vitamin D in mothers and ADHD in their children.  The Journal of clinical Oncology reports and association between vitamin D and relapse after stem cell transplant.  Two more...

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Positive psychology -“Hakuna matata”

The study and practice of "happiness" has become an increasingly important focus of philosophical and scientific endevour over recent decades.  One of the seminal figures in the scientific  study of happiness  is Phillip Brickman. His famous study 1978...

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Dr Sarah Coll

Dr Sarah Coll is by any standards a trail blazer in the field of  surgery. She was one of the  first female orthopaedic surgeons in a traditionally male dominated profession, and is the only female orthopod in North Queensland. She is a  pioneer in the...

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Musings on Stoicism

Long before the Greeks became famous for financial mismanagement, the mono-brow and the island of Lesbos , Greece was considered the cradle of Western Civilisation.  It is to the ancient Greeks that we owe a debt of gratitude for our Democracy, the Olympic games...

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Why I love fish oils

Omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oils as they are usually referred to have become increasingly popular over the last ten years. They have been demonstrated to help in schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, ADHD and most disorders under the sun. Infact, they are now touted...

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