David Knobel is an Honours candidate at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and a planning, resources and native title law clerk at p&e Law. We are the new leaders Constantly told we’re world beaters So consumed in our narcissism We won’t let anything defeat us Or beat us
Nearly two years ago, I published my first book, The Wellness Doctrines. I have sold almost 4,000 copies worldwide, with sales on all six continents. I peaked at #2 on iTunes. I have delivered lectures and workshops in every Australian state and territory, as well as New Zealand and Singapore.
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Alastair McEwin, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner for the Australian Human Rights Commission. The interview – conducted for Lifetimes in Law, a blog project I run with the general counsel of Canon Australia, David Field – was an eye-opening experience for me,
Amba Brown is the author of Finding Your Path, a self-help guide for school leavers figuring out what to do with their lives. I remember it like yesterday: the excitement of eating a Twix bar for dinner, just because I could. After all, I was an adult and these
My best mate sent me an article last night that captivated me. It outlined the thesis of Svend Brinkmann, a Danish psychology professor and author of Stand Firm: Resisting the Self-Improvement Craze, who believes society’s relentless insistence on and pursuit of happiness has become an emotional and psychological burden, particularly
Head to the TWD Coaching page to learn more. Almost one year ago, I got an unexpected phone call. I was walking up to my local shops to pick up a pizza, in track pants and a hoodie, when a call came in from Anna, a human resources manager at
It is widely acknowledged that perfectionism is a common trait amongst law students and lawyers. Indeed, many lawyers identify as perfectionists. However, given the prevalence of mental distress among lawyers, one must question whether perfectionism adds value or whether it is contributing to the elevated levels of distress in the
While significant strides continue to be made in addressing anxiety and depression by the Australian legal profession, and support mechanisms for students and practitioners alike expand, it is possible another significant mental ailment is getting lost in the shuffle: eating disorders, writes Jerome Doraisamy. A recent study of American law