I'm back again with another Yeah it's Thursday post. I hope you enjoyed and got something out of my last one, if you didn't maybe this time around you will.
I've been on school holidays the last couple of weeks and been able to soak up plenty of content. Here's a few things I liked and reckon you might to.
Book: When Breath Becomes Air: Paul Kalanithi
goodreads.com ranked it the Number 1 autobiography of 2016 so I thought it was worth a read. I went down to my local library, picked up a copy and had a crack at it with big expectations. In short it covers, neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi's life through med school, residency and then the heart breaking journey where he deals with lung cancer and eventually dies at the age of thirty six, a new Dad, with all his life ahead of him. At only 230 pages it's certainly worth a read and a book you won't forget anytime soon, be prepared for tears. More details here.
Podcast: Rich Roll with Travis Barker
I've been listening to the Rich Roll Podcast for a while now. It was one of those ones I'd come across a few times in the last couple of years and heard people bang on about, but when I listened to it, it didn't do much for me. Boy has my tune changed since then though and I'm constantly finding gems in his archive. Sometimes you listen but you're just not ready to hear I guess, and that was me with Rich Roll in the past. In this episode he sits down and has a two hour conversation with the most notable, Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker. It's an amazing conversation about his journey, premonition, intuition and the importance of following your heart. Put it on while your exercising, driving to work, gardening or cleaning your Airbnb Studio because you were too silly to make it a 3 night minimum stay over the Easter long weekend to distract you. I really enjoyed it, so did my mate, Cramers who has listened to it, so we're 2/2, 100% strike rate so! You can find details about it here, or open your iPhone and go to the purple Podcasts App and search away.
Community: Fitmob's Kids School Holiday Session.
The final thing I'm trying to make you aware of this week is something I had a part in organising, but is more of a thank you to the others involved. This week we put on a fitness school holiday session for our local kids, aged 6-16. I came up with the idea and floated it with Finky from Fitmob a month back and since then we've been busy planning it. Anyway, last Wednesday we were blown away with having 149 kids rock up for a 90 minute fitness session on a beautiful 24 degree day. The most amazing thing about this day was that everyone of the instructors volunteered their time, no one got paid and we raised just over $650 for Community Living and Respite Services and a stack of awareness. Most importantly we got some many kids active and promoted health and wellbeing for the future leaders of our community. Thanks to Finky, Sandsy, Courtney, Archie, Campbell, Steve, Briggsy, Megan, Larko, Elle, Kate and Forever Fresh who all helped in some way or another. It's amazing to live in a community where you can ask a number of people to help out and they all say yes making it easy work for all of us when we all play a small part.
There we go, that's my second Yeah it's Thursday post, take whatever you'd like from it and let's try to be better humans, until we meet again