Episode 33

My heart health story started from birth. My first trip to the Royal Childrens Hospital in Melbourne took place when I was 6 months old and continued on for 18 years. I grew up in a small country town called Sale which is 200 kilometres away from Melbourne and back...Read More

Episode 32

I was recently asked to present to the Victorian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association and giving them a history of my cardiac rehabilitation experience. Doing so was quite interesting as I had never really spent much time thinking about it. It was interesting exercise...Read More

Episode 31

You know how sometimes you get that strange feeling? It’s a feeling you can’t explain. You’re not sure if you’re nervous, apprehensive, scared or just lost in an experience. I remember the day before my last heart surgery. It was a sudden decision and need for the...Read More

Episode 30

A friend of mine once said “you are always surrounding yourself with people and always on the go – I think you don’t like your own company”. The life I had lead and certainly the life many of us lead, involves us being surrounded by and often actively involved with...Read More

Episode 29

Do you have someone who inspires you? I think most of us do. For some, it can be someone famous in business or sport, for example many are inspired by the story of Richard Branson and the businesses he has successfully run over the years. And even Steven Bradbury can...Read More

Episode 28

It’s been a while since I have written and I think I owe you all an explanation! Not long after my last heart surgery which was in September 2014, I felt tired. Not tired as in “not getting enough sleep” tired, or not even “come off it man, you’ve had 5 open heart...Read More

Episode 27

Do you have a happy place? Somewhere to escape to just so you can stop. Breathe. It doesn’t have to be in some far flung, exotic location. It could be a particular table in a local cafe where the sun shines in the morning. It could be having a cuppa with your...Read More

Episode 26

For the last few weeks, I have had some old friends on my mind. I haven’t seen them in a long time and I have been left to wondering where they ended up. And yesterday I spent the day with a few circles of friends – I shared breakfast with some friends who I see often...Read More

Episode 25

It was October 6th in 2011 when I was admitted into hospital at St Vincent’s. I had met a new cardiologist the day before and he was not letting me be active – I was in “heart failure” and within days of being in hospital, they would not allow me to walk any great...Read More

Episode 24

It was March the 1st and one of my good friends had a message from Facebook welcoming in autumn and writing “we hope you enjoy the changing of the seasons”. She replied (I doubt Mark Zuckerburg read it!): “No. No I don’t facebook. Not one little bit….” And she...Read More


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