Author Archives: rhelyar

SPUR OF THE MOMENT DECISION

A life-changing lesson I learnt in 1970 was that spur of the moment decisions make life interesting and rewarding. It was Christmas Eve. I had been living in Canberra for three months, having migrated there from Brisbane at the age … Continue reading

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Spur of the moment decisions

SPUR OF THE MOMENT DECISIONS A life-changing lesson I learnt in 1970 was that spur of the moment decisions make life interesting and rewarding. It was Christmas Eve. I had been living in Canberra for three months, having migrated there … Continue reading

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FATHER – SON RELATIONSHIPS

There are few things I find more uplifting than observing great quality father-son relationships. I recently attended the memorial service for an old friend. Part of the eulogy, which was compiled by his daughter, included the following words which she … Continue reading

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THE BEST GARBAGE COLLECTOR

THE BEST GARBAGE COLLECTOR Occasionally during a brief encounter I have with someone whom I’ll probably never see again, I hear a statement that I want to hold on to. Last week my wife and I attended a function to … Continue reading

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Potential of Mentoring

Power of Mentoring Last week I resigned from my position in the Queensland State Government to end a 29 year career in various positions. At the age of nearly 65, I decided to make the move to pursue some dreams … Continue reading

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THE CHINS AND DIPS CLUB

27 December 2014 – today I woke up with an idea to start a youth club called “The Chins and Dips Club”. It has evolved out of an accumulation of thoughts I’ve been entertaining over the past year. In my … Continue reading

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Give and it will be given to you

Last year I signed up with an organisation which recruits and trains mentors to support young people from multicultural backgrounds, some of whom came to Australia as unaccompanied minors. I made a commitment to be linked with a young man … Continue reading

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