mental health

Sh*t To Do This Weekend – ANZAC Day – 25th to 26th April.

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Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

Welcome back to the 2nd ever Sh*t To Do This Weekend! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here are the hot tips for this weekend for all of you legends in lockdown!

MUSIC ON THIS WEEKEND – LIVESTREAM + TV:
ANZAC Day Dawn Service Livestreams – Saturday 25th April:
ANZAC Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served”. The ANZAC acronym stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. To learn more, check out my Aussie trek to Gallipoli – ANZAC Day 85th Anniversary Gallipoli trip blog & podcastthat journals my trip to southern Turkey to experience ANZAC Day on the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) Peninsula.

LEARN TO MEDITATE – lose all your anxiety/stress and feel more chilled.

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. If you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

SHIT TO MAKE YOU LAUGH:

GET IN ON THE PODCAST ACTION!

Here are a few of my faves!

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy

INSPIRATIONAL SH*T ON INSTAGRAM:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

ONE WAVE TRI-WEEKLY SURFING AND MENTAL HEALTH ZOOM CHATS:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. During lockdown, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. They have made SUCH a massive impact for me personally and helped me feel connected during lockdown!

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up during this crisis, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time. Feel free to share the love, hit me back if you love this list and follow me on social media too! (social media links are below too).

If you have more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.
Vance Joy live at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie, Texas. Image by @hotndelicious.

 

Stay At Home: Sh*t To Do This Weekend

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John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious

Pumped for the weekend ahead! 

I am a super active, outdoors person and so if you’re anything like me, then you are craving new shit to do in isolation this weekend to keep from losing your shit! Escape the conversation around COVID19 this weekend. Here’s the hot tips!

Livestream Music Festivals/Events:

  • Isol-Aid Instagram Live Music Festival 28/29 March is Saturday and Sunday (Aussie time).
    74 Aussie artists livestreaming from 12pm to 12am AEDT – Australia Eastern Daylight Time. 🎹🥁🎸✨
    Artist line-up and livestream set times here: linktr.ee/isolaidfestival
  • Hot Dub Time Machine is one of the sickest party DJs on the PLANET, playing to audiences of thousands of people around the world each and this weekend he’s livestreaming a wicked party set live on Saturday 28th of March (Aussie time) from Sydney via Twitch! 🎉 Livestream is 6-8pm AEDT. Party at home, livestream and dance online with your friends. Get in! twitch.tv/hotdubtimemachine
  • Jack Johnson livestream performing this Saturday, March 28 at noon Hawaii time (3pm PST, 6pm EST), which is Sunday 9am AEDT in Australia, Jack will play a #TogetherAtHome living room concert in collaboration with Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. instagram.com/jackjohnson
  • John Butler Trio is playing wicked blues and funk live sets every single night via Instagram Live. Every night at 9pm AEDT. The good news is that you can also stream them the next day on Instagram via your smartphone and connect it via Bluetooth to your speakers or headphones. I’ve got it in my ears now as I work and wearing a smile on my face. Enjoy! instagram.com/johnbutlertrio

Learn to meditate:

From beginner to experienced. Explore these 3 apps to find what you love. I never thought I’d try meditation and 5-6 years ago I tried for 5 minutes a day for 5 days and it changed my life! The tightness in my chest… gone… and a daily natural high. I did it this morning at 5am and helped me fall back to sleep and calm my mind. It you’re now saying your mind is too busy for meditation, I am still exactly the same and that is exactly the reason why.

Shit to make you laugh:

Get on the podcast action:

  • Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! – a weekly podcast where we interview inspiring people and entrepreneurs across a range of industries (incl. music, film/tv, comedy, fashion, travel and more) about what makes them tick and drives their hunger for success. linktr.ee/hotndelicious
  • Wilosophy – Australian comedian and TV presenter, Wil Anderson, asks smart people stupid questions and tries to find out the meaning of life. Or something… wilanderson.com/wilosophy
  • The Joe Rogan Experience – a free audio and video podcast hosted by American comedian, actor, sports commentator, martial artist, and television host, Joe Rogan. joerogan.com

Inspiring photography and storytelling on Instagram:

  • @hotndelicious – beautiful sunrise, wildlife and coastal walk photography and storytelling from Bondi Beach and the eastern beaches of Sydney photography instagram.com/hotndelicious
  • @hunter_lawrence – travel the world and snow-capped mountains with Hunter Lawrence, his wife Sarah and Aspen the Mountain Pup instagram.com/hunter_lawrence
  • @aspenthemountainpup – living on an adventure in the snow and mountains of Colorado, yes, this jet-setting golden retriever even has his own blue tick! instagram.com/aspenthemountainpup
  • @natgeo – experience the world through the eyes of National Geographic photographers. instagram.com/natgeo

OneWave bi-weekly mental and surfing Zoom chats:

OneWave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. This past 2 weeks, instead of meeting up for Fluro Friday every Friday morning at over 200 beaches worldwide, the team have taken to meeting online twice for week for global get togethers and Zoom calls to share our collective experiences and how we’re all getting through COVID19 in isolation. Big wins and all welcome!

I have been chatting with my parents and sister this week about us collectively finding things that make us laugh, make us happy and keep us occupied this this strange time. We shared ours with each other and I’ve been sharing meditation links and other resources with peeps on the One Wave (a surfing and mental health community) Zoom calls this past week or so, so I figured that I should actually put them all in one place for my friends and people in my world to discover and utilise at will.

I have zero desire to be another one of those generic, self-appointed Instagram “life coaches” or influencers that have popped up in this past week, however I do have an audience and I want to be able to help the people in my world through this challenging time for all of us if I can, if that makes sense?

If you’ve got more sections that I think you should add to this, then hit me up with your ideas! Happy weekend y’all!

Dan Wilkinson
For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

John Butler Trio by @hotndelicious
John Butler Trio image by @hotndelicious

 

Rad new Hot & Delicious podcast feature: Jaguar Jonze!

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DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #225 Jaguar Jonze ‘Beijing Baby’ feature.

 

Raaaaaad chats with one of my favourite new Australian triple threat creative, Deena Jonze! 

Living out her creativity through music @jaguarjonze, black & white photography @duskyjonze and illustration @spectatorjonze (focused on the mental health space) , Deena Jonze is kickin’ ass and taking names!

Jaguar Jonze joins me on the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! entrepreneurship podcast this week and we feature her brand new single ‘Beijing Baby’, dive into how her & I met serendipitously in Bondi Beach through One Wave and Fluro Fridays, her earliest ever memory as a kid in Japan, the traps of materialism, living through and growing from PTSD and teaching herself the ropes working in the music industry before jumping headlong into her own Jaguar Jonze music project.

Mad love to Deena and the team at Comes With Fries for making this happen and yep, you can listen to the brand new ‘Beijing Baby’ single at the end of the podcast.

“I’ve got this big ball of fire in my belly”. Yes, you do. Go get ‘em, tiger! 🐯 ✨

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Connect with Jaguar Jonze online:
https://www.instagram.com/deenajonze/
Stream ‘Beijing Baby’ https://smarturl.it/JJonze_BeijingBaby

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
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DOWNLOAD Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast via iTunes – #225 Jaguar Jonze ‘Beijing Baby’ feature.

Inspiring Mental Health podcast with One Wave founder Grant Trebilco.

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One Wave founder Grant Trebilco live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #191 One Wave social enterprise founder Grant Trebilco.

One Wave founder Grant Trebilco joins us live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast!

With ‘Fluro Fridays’ held every week at sunrise at over 150 beaches in 50 countries around the world, One Wave is a global non-profit surf community set-up to tackle mental health issues with a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro.

On today’s episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast recorded LIVE in Bondi Beach, we deep dive into what inspired Grant to launch One Wave in the first place, self awareness, ways that every single one of you out there can manage your own mental health, discovering bi-polar and making a positive impact on the lives of others.

Wicked chats with one of my favourite lads in Bondi Beach. Download it now!

Hit Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet up on social media here:
Hot & Delicious YouTube – Ballistyx Snowboard Show, interviews & more.

‘Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet’ entertainment, travel, photography & lifestyle blog:

https://hotndelicious.com/

For social media strategy, content/photography & influencer business enquiries contact: info@hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #191 One Wave social enterprise founder Grant Trebilco.

One Wave founder Grant Trebilco live on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast.

Homeless in Melbourne – a little perspective and it’s everywhere.

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1-2 homeless guys sleep here every night - Spencer St carpark, Melbourne
1-2 homeless guys sleep here every night – Spencer St carpark, Melbourne

Every day my heart breaks a little.

On the weekend, en route to my Saturday morning happy place, Queen Victoria Markets, I stumble across this shaggy, curly-haired guy with snow-white 3-day growth, weather-beaten green cap and no front teeth.

Unlike the hundreds of other times I’ve walked past homeless people in Melbourne I look him in the eye and say hello. I keep walking past like I usually do, as I truly don’t believe in giving money to homeless people for “food & accommodation” because of “this affliction” or “that illness”, but in this instance I walk back to the gentleman about 10 minutes later and ask him if he is hungry. He says no as I’ve found people who beg for change in Australia invariably do, whether it be through pride or the fact that in reality earnings are funneled into a drug habit, alcohol to numb the pain or all of the above.

While not every person in this world is in a position to be able to work and I can’t begin to fathom the myriad of scenarios that has led each of our country’s homeless people to be on the street, I don’t believe throwing loose change at someone’s cap, cup or raggedy t-shirt solves any problems or should relieve us from the guilt of seeing our fellow man roughing it on the street.

An hour or two later, my shopping almost complete, I walk past shaggy green cap guy out in the open outside a disused Italian restaurant exchanging his “earnings” with a shady-looking character carrying a small, dark sports bag, not 30 metres from where he’d been begging for change earlier. When I lock eyes with shaggy green cap guy while passing by, he looks at me with anger, aggression and suspicion as if he hadn’t even remembered speaking with me.. and perhaps he didn’t.

The tree that shaggy green cap guy was sitting under..
The tree that shaggy green cap guy was sitting under..

I’ve traveled and lived across the world for many years and seen some of the most awful things, not just in 2nd and 3rd world countries, but 1st world countries also. I’ve also seen the most unabashed joy from people in far away places who have very little. I like to keep it positive and Australia is a country where I feel so few inhabitants appreciate just how lucky we are. I am frustrated daily by the lack of thought, understanding and compassion of humans towards our fellow man.

Whether it be through domestic violence, mental illness, family breakdown, a shortage of affordable housing, unemployment or drug and alcohol abuse, there are thousands upon thousands of homeless people in Australia and it’s not going away. The easiest thing for those of us with our health and a job to do is to keep on walking by.. to turn a blind eye, but if enough of us make an effort to help our fellow man in whatever capacity we deem fit, through seeking a better understanding, financial or voluntary support, then surely that small contribution can help make the world a better place for us all to live in.

All I ask of each of you reading this is that each and every day, do one thing positive for someone else (preferably a stranger), just because you can. Say hello to the peeps behind the deli at the supermarket or the checkout chick with the glum expression at the checkout.. ask them how their day’s going.. chances are they’d rather be elsewhere.. offer the homeless guy a sandwich or even hold the door open for someone who arrives at the same time as you.

It’s amazing how a simple act of kindness for a stranger can make your own day. 

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1-2 homeless guys sleep here every night - Spencer St carpark, Melbourne
1-2 homeless guys sleep here every night – Spencer St carpark, Melbourne