Journaling: Cathartic, or a crock?

For someone who grew up with the thought that writing about cars for a living was, well, life, the suggestion that I take to ‘journaling’ as an emotional release should have been a natural extension. Right? When my awesome psychologist (he’s let me name him: Phil Milligan from JPM Life Innovations in Mornington) initially suggested the concept, for some reason…

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Winter Charity Drive, August 19 2018

Wow. As I stood on a rock in the freezing sleet, that was the word that came to mind as we assembled our DAD Winter Charity Drive participants for our welcome. I was standing next to DJ, and my baby girls were alongside me. I couldn’t see Sarah, thanks to the enormity of the crowd that braved Victorian winter to…

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Past blast: Lotus Elan v Mazda MX-5

I found this Lotus Elan v Mazda MX-5 draft in my archives, back from when I was first being published in car magazines. It was first on a website I created with great mate, Brendon. It was also the catalyst for meeting David James, now a DAD director alongside me. What a ride. – AD After thriving during the sixties,…

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Gearing up for the Noosa Hill Climb

With the Noosa Hill Climb just a month away (9th and 10th June) we’re getting ready for our winter escape and gearing up for a sensational event… and in breaking news we’re thrilled to welcome Luke Youlden to the event with Drive Against Depression! Luke’s motoring bio reads like a dream journal for many of us, with his latest accolade…

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Being True to Where it Started

We have humble beginnings and a humble mission, and between our grand plans for the services we can provide that’s really what we come back to. It’s what keeps us focused and inspired and it’s what keeps us pushing forward on what is proving to be a very interesting learning curve. It’s what keeps us going when the days are…

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Mornington Peninsula Drive, 4 March 2018

With Christmas a distant memory and the new year well and truly marching past we were eager to bring the Drive Against Depression community back together for another day out. Autumn is perfect for a Mornington Peninsula Drive, so we took advantage of the stunning views and engaging roads to welcome everyone back on Sunday 4th March for a leisurely…

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Mornington Peninsula Drive, 4 March 2018

The Mornington Peninsula turned on its stunning autumn weather for our biggest group yet. Some 53 participants across 33 cars (and our first motorcycle!) enjoyed some of the peninsula’s most engaging and scenic roads as we cruised from Baxter to the Flinders Golf Club for lunch. The MX-5 Club of Victoria and Tasmania graciously supported this event with several of their…

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Brain Fog Busting Chocolate Smoothie

As I learn more about the connection between what we eat and our moods and brain function I’ve become more aware of how what I eat makes me feel. Typically when I’m feeling low I want foods that make me feel good quickly and I go for what most of us have long regarded as “treats”. Chocolate is first on…

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