Weekly Snapshot Issue No: 3 – 26 October 2018

Case we are discussing… 

MOSZKOWSKI & MOSZKOWSKI[2010] FamCAFC 249

This was an interesting case in the sense that the Magistrate in the first instance effectively delegated the decision as to whether the mother should have unsupervised contact with the child to the mother’s psychiatrist. The Order stipulated that the mother can have unsupervised contact with the child “upon the mother’s treating psychiatrist, Dr [W], providing an up to date psychiatric assessment based on recent interviews with her [the mother] confirming that the mother is well enough to resume shared care of the said child. 

The Full Court of the Family Court of Australia found that the Magistrate had erred in this instance because such a decision cannot be extrinsically delegated. 

Whilst the Magistrate was entitled to seek further supporting evidence from a psychiatrist, before making her decision… ultimately it was up to the Magistrate to decide what was in the best interests of the child. 

For further info (and some juicier details) read the case here: https://jade.io/article/618008

2.     Memorable podcast episode we’ve listened too…

We recently came across a podcast called “Mind your Own Business”,hosted by CEO of UKFAST Lawrence Jones, and is roughly in the same vein and inspired by Tim Ferriss, Jim Collins and Gary Vaynerchuk (we also recommend you do check those guys out). 

In this particular episode, Lawrence interviews Brendan Rendall, who describes himself as a flabby, self-absorbed white guy who couldn’t run between two lampposts let alone a marathon. Rendall talks about the way he changed his life around and ran the entire length of Malawi and then from coast to coast in Africa (that’s 4,000km for all the runners out there… there’s your next goal!). Aside from being the ultimate inspiration, what we found most interesting was his recount of how the body after some time simply learns to get up every dawn and run, no matter how fatigued. 

The challenge that remains however is the mental battle and Rendall describes how he was able to overcome some of his darkest moments alone in the African deserts. 

Hear the podcast here: https://castbox.fm/vb/95270505

3.    Ancient author we enjoy…

Epictetus was born into slavery about 55 ce in the eastern outreaches of the Roman Empire. Once freed, he established an influential school of Stoic philosophy, stressing that human beings cannot control life, only their responses to it. By putting into practice the ninety-three witty, wise, and razor-sharp instructions that make up The Art of Living,readers learn to meet the challenges of everyday life successfully and to face life’s inevitable losses and disappointments with grace.

The Art of living: The classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness and Effectivenessis well worth the purchase and the read. 

4.    Drink we are loving…

As you are all well aware, we are on a journey of health and well-being and as part of our Keto experience we have been introduced to Nexba beverages

It is advertised as the best naturally sugar free soft drink and we agree. Sooo delicious and completely guilt free. Available in a number flavours. Our favourite is flavour Raspberry. 

You can purchase it at all Woolworths and Coles.  

5.    Life advise we are pondering…

Never Casually Discuss Important Matters:

Take care not to casually discuss matters that are of great importance to you with people who are not important to you. Your affairs will become drained of preciousness. You undercut your own purposes when you do this. This is especially dangerous when you are in the early stages of an undertaking. 

Other people feast like vultures on our ideas.  They take it upon themselves to blithely interpret, judge and twist what matter most to you, and your heart sinks. Let your ideas and plans incubate before you parade them in front of the naysayers and trivialisers. 

Most people only know how to respond to an idea by pouncing on its shortfalls rather than identifying its potential merits. Practice self- containment so that your enthusiasm won’t be frittered away. 

Epictetus

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