Looking back, I had good foresight to put my travelling ambitions ahead of any career-based aspirations following the eventual completion of my university education. Like many, I left university more dejected than excited about the state of the world and my place in it.

University life had also enlightened me to two things; the first, that I am extremely curious about everything and therefore very easily distracted; and second, that I consider my limited time on this Earth to be the most valuable asset I’ll ever own.

I would not trade my travel adventures for anything but eventually we all…


Humans have been trying to find a way to fill this deep void that exists within us, namely our intrinsic need for purpose and meaning, since the dawn of time with religion or some form of spirituality. The mental health movement is largely about addressing this ‘hole in our soul’. That’s not to say that we’re incomplete in the physiological sense, but that a significant primal part of us is covertly searching for answers to the more profound questions around our own existence.

The algorithms of our search engines have undoubtedly convinced a large troop of self-proclaimed internet gurus and…


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We like to think of the current mental health crisis as a relatively new phenomenon of the human experience. It helps us rationalise it as something temporary and solvable rather than something that lies at the core of the human condition. The restless homo sapien and his inability to be alone with his own thoughts.

The blame has often been directed at the seemingly dire ecological state of the planet, our increasingly urbanised world, the relentless advancement of technology and its encroachment on our lives, the pitfalls of authoritarianism, the homogeneity of Western capitalist culture, or even the flawed financial…


The gazelle gazed out across the Savannah. Two long, dark horns stood atop its head in warning. Its ever-watchful eyes darted once more across the endless plains of grass before lowering its head to drink the floodwater. It was the end of the wet season and rapidly depleting waters made this a very dangerous time for the gazelle.

Bamidele crouched perfectly still as he tightened his grip on the spear to his side. The searing heat of the African sun sent waves of exhaustion across his body. Beads of sweat trickled down the tense muscles of his back. …


As one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, Melbourne lures expats from all over the globe and, increasingly, large numbers of migrants from interstate due to its high liveability and distinctly cool vibe. Melburnians are a fiercely proud lot and although they admit there’s room for improvement, they are quick to celebrate the many things that make the city such a great place to live and work.

While we’re all cooped up inside, I thought I would spread some positivity by listing 10 ways you can really make the most of this city once the restrictions ease.

  1. Visit Spa…

Yuval Noah Harari, the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, predicts that the future workforce of the 21st century will need to be an adaptable and resilient one to cope with rapidly changing markets and an increasingly digital economy. In his thought-provoking interview on Impact Theory, he postulates that people will need to upskill multiple times throughout their lives in order to stay relevant, with technology disruptors transforming industry and making some job roles obsolete.

During the Covid-19 lockdown the Self-Help industry has boomed, flooding the net with self-improvement related marketing. The Tech World has been quick…


As we pass the midway point of the year, many people in the Northern hemisphere will begin shifting their attention to the approaching winter season. Covid-19 severely impacted the ski industry last year, and with the uncertainty of Brexit still hanging in the air like a fog, many are understandably worried about how it will all play out.

According to an article in The Guardian, the number of UK seasonal jobs this year has been cut by a third, compared to the previous year. Travel firms are seeking to reduce numbers in light of added costs due to changing laws…


I have been an aspiring closet writer for a long time, but the truth is, that as much as I enjoy writing, I am uncomfortable with sharing my inner world with the outer. So, to help build some momentum, I have placed my faith in putting words to page.

I love writing. Or more accurately, I love playing with words. Rearranging them to form an engaging piece of prose or a meaningful line in a poem, letting them whisk me away to an enchanting malleable space at the back of my mind where things are in constant state of flux…


Today, in our digitalised, social media driven world we are constantly reminded of other places. Our eyes are glued to our laptops, phones or television screens from dawn until dusk. Advertisements of holidays in the sun and winter ski holidays are blitzed across our retinas as we go about our day. Using complicated search algorithms, Software Developers have made browsing the internet and social media as addictive as crack cocaine. We are already three of four articles down the rabbit hole before we become conscious of where we are and that we have things to do today. …


Despite the challenges of our newfound reality in the Covid-19 era, we cannot deny that we live in a very interconnected world. We are all so interested in what’s going on in other parts of the globe where things just behave differently to what we’re used to. The laws of physics do not change of course but everything from the flora and fauna, to the weather, to the behaviour of other humans seems to tickle our innate sense of curiosity. So much so, that we normally spend a significant amount of time and money to leave our home country and…

Bradley Tucker

Aspiring writer, hoping to captivate, inspire and inform.

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