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A Snapshot

This was day two of my ‘freedom’ after lockdown. It wasn’t quite what I had spent seven weeks dreaming of.

Heads up


Father and daughter at the beach at sunset
Father and daughter at the beach at sunset
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Loss has never seemed so abstract before. Usually, it is a job, a breakup, a death, or something we can quantify. But these days the meaning has stretched to capture something much more conceptual and less tangible. The effects have been global. From losing the smaller pleasures of dinner with family and friends to the harder-to-quantify losses of the future years we expected to have, our everyday lives have been altered. For many, this loss is hard to identify and for others, it looks and feels like something we know all too well.

In a Harvard Business Review interview with…


If they say they love the outdoors, you’ve been warned. Going bush, my friends, is the wild new form of ghosting…in Australia and New Zealand at least.

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It all started with Roy.

I should have known on the first date when he showed up with a canoe tethered to the roof of his car. As he rocked up in a very scruffy, forest-green sweatshirt with tangled curls and the smell of fresh-cut grass looming about him I’m surprised I didn’t realize sooner that this man was trouble.

The date went quite well. I thought, “Maybe outdoorsy guys are my thing!”…


An illustration of five roommates crammed one on top the other. One is meditating, one cooking, one reading, one sitting.
An illustration of five roommates crammed one on top the other. One is meditating, one cooking, one reading, one sitting.
image by Aimee Sullivan @aimeeisokay

So you’re in lockdown with a select few. Maybe you’re in a bohemian paradise where one roommate is making sourdough while another braids your hair. Maybe you’re stuck with a couple who have decided to have sex like it really is the end of the world. Maybe you’re with your family — we’re praying for you.

Whatever your isolation bubble is, issues are going to come up. Here are some tips to help you keep your cool and survive the social pressure-cooker:

1) Forgive the things that bug you

Perhaps your roommate is a mouth-breather. He simply cannot get the…


A graffiti painting of a stick man hanging onto a red heart above
A graffiti painting of a stick man hanging onto a red heart above
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When the news of the national lockdown hit — with no direct contact permitted outside your household— a lot of couples very quickly entered into long-distance…er, short-distance relationships.

For me, the first thought that popped into my head was, “I’m fucked.”

Max and I had been together a month or so…who am I kidding it had been a month and a half — I counted. And we had just come out of a week of ups and downs, sorting through our first argument.

I couldn’t think about work, or the state of the world, I could only think that a…

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