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“Just do as you’re told”

These words may be very familiar to you, whether it’s because you’re a teacher and you use them frequently at work, or as a parent at home, or like me, you heard them all to frequently whilst you were growing up. Whatever the case, what does this phrase really tell someone?

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Impartial Marshalling

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the eye-opening experience of both racing and marshalling major triathlon races. The first of the events – Laguna Phuket Triathlon – I raced. Although I was aware of draft marshals out on the bike course, I was also aware that for a lot of the course, I was flying solo, always respecting the 7m thai drafting … Read More Impartial Marshalling

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External Forcing

In my previous post, I mentioned the analogy between human and Earth’s boundaries. How if we go at something full force without taking a break to recover, we’ll eventually burn out, in the same way that we’re burning our planet out. But some deep thoughtful friend of mine threw in a wild card: what about external influences to these ‘closed’ systems with defined boundaries?

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Sustainable Development – An Athlete’s Persepective

How time flies! Apparently it’s been over a week and a half since I landed in Phuket, and my body can certainly verify this. After taking several weeks ‘off-season’ in Sept/Oct, with minimal physical exertion, just enough to keep the legs ticking over, training in Phuket has certainly been a shock to the system. Especially in the swimming department, where 20 km weeks are … Read More Sustainable Development – An Athlete’s Persepective

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สวัสดี ค่ะ – Sà-wàt-dii khâ

To most people reading this, those characters will probably look like some new trending artsy design or brand logo. A week ago, I would’ve assumed the same thing. But that is a week ago. Now I know that it is in fact ‘hello’ in the crazily complicated language that is Thai, or Sà-wàt-dii khâ. “And why does this matter?” I hear you asking. Because … Read More สวัสดี ค่ะ – Sà-wàt-dii khâ

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Why I’m here…(electronically speaking)

As part of my Master’s degree, I started keeping a diary to note down significant speakers, companies or friends who had said something influential to me regarding my attitude towards sustainability and the environment. Initially, I was slightly against the idea, but as the term went on I got very enthusiastic about my little notebook. Most of all, I enjoyed reading back through it … Read More Why I’m here…(electronically speaking)