Magic Carpet Ride

It looks Persian perhaps. Faded dark reds, muted blues, patches of yellow trying to break through jaded greens amidst swirls of stories told in symbols of chest combs, mother goddess hands and ram’s horns. This enormous carpet is heavily textured, edged in brocades of old golds, thickly woven around motifs of birds and fetters and…

Tell Me What To Do

I recently met “Mark” at one of my training events. “Mark” lives in Melbourne in a million dollar apartment, very well groomed and good looking, is a highly educated man of 35, wealthy with a well paid job, in a nice long term relationship with a lovely girl, socially well connected, owns an impressive library…

Drive Around Me

My beloved brand new Peugot was waiting for me at home after five weeks of being a New Yorker pedestrian. I hop in, turn the key, and nothing happens. Shit the battery has gone dead! Roadside Assist arrive within the hour to start my car and it is recommended that I drive for at least…

Hronia Polla to me

Hronia Polla to me – a ninth generation skip celebrating my Greek name day and pondering my insatiable addiction to all things Mediterranean. I’m the first “Nichola” in my anglo saxon family but not the last – thanks to my son Niko. Family legend “has it” that my newly married parents lived with their Italian…

What May Grow

Since 2011 dawned we have been treated to weekly headlines of disasters around the world. We’ve had unexplained deaths of millions of birds, fish and animals across the globe since the New Year began. We’ve had devastating uncharacteristic flooding and mud slides in Brazil. Destructive cyclones, ravaging bushfires and relentless floods in Australia and then…

What does 26 years look like?

The Pushworth Group started out as Manick Promotions on 17 July 1990 with my business partner, (and husband) Emmanuel Kyriakidis and myself. Fast forward to 2016 and after 26 years, the same two directors own and operate one of Queensland’s longest running Music Industry businesses. For Manny, always in trouble in and out of school…

Shedding Old Skins

The best way to survive is to mirror nature and shed old skins, let leaves fall each autumn and appreciative the cycles of destruction and creation. Austerity is the new wealth. This is the new black. Going through this in the first wave prepares you earlier. Early adapters prosper and suffer first so the rest…

And Begin Again…..

We are living in a time of unprecedented change. Or so it seems. Never before on the history of the earth have we had easy access to so much information. Or so it seems. One thing however cannot be googled and that is real live human connection. One thing that cannot be found in a…

Killer New Product

Have you ever felt guilty, ashamed and wanted to run away and avoid pain of some kind? Have you ever felt like you were ill at ease? You were dis connected from your body somehow? Have you ever felt like you stood out and did not fit in? Have you ever felt like there was…

State of Our Resources

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands at times of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. We see nature as a resource. It is. It is also a living organism just like our bodies. We too are a resource. Whatever we catalogue as resource…