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Jody Smith


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Today's recyclable and non-recyclable waste I picked up on my afternoon walk along Enoggera Creek Bikeway. 🌱 #take3forthesea 🌊🐬🐟🐢
Banyan tree. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. #viewsofbrisbane #brisbanebotanicgardens
This is the recyclable plastic waste, and a drink can, I picked up today on my afternoon walk/run along Enoggera Creek Bikeway. 🌱🌿 . It's hard to see, but inside the bag, which I found on the side of the path, is a whole lot of chocolate wrappers, burst balloons and other small fractions of plastic packaging. 😖 . Please, teach your kids the value of conservation; they are the inheritors of this planet 🌏 and every small action counts. 🌳🐬🐋🐢 #take3forthesea #nationalrecyclingweek
I found very little plastic rubbish today along Enoggera Creek Bikeway, which was refreshing! A plastic straw, a small chip packet, the plastic used to wrap plastic straws on kids' juice packs or 'poppers', and some packaging for earplugs. #take3forthesea #plogging #plogger
Changes. Elizabeth St, Brisbane CBD. #viewsofbrisbane
Here's the plastic waste I picked up today on my afternoon walk along Enoggera Creek Bikeway. 🚴🚵 . I want to pay my respects to the late Ian Kiernan, who has passed away aged 78. Ian was co-founder of the Clean Up Australia campaign, and a pioneer of giving a shit about the planet at a time when environmentalists were looked down upon, and branded with slurs like 'greenie' or 'treehugger', long before it was 'fashionable'. 🌊 . It's actually pretty easy to care for the future of this planet, and I'm doing what I can because I love my kids and want them and future generations to have a clean, green Earth to live on. 🌏
Hey, it's World Mental Health Day. What does that mean? To me, it means supporting those with mental health issues, starting conversations, and breaking the stigma around mental health. The fact is that one in five Australians are affected by mental illness, yet many don't seek help due to the associated negativity. . I've had issues with my mental health throughout my life, and as an adult I've learnt that I live with PTSD, which has manifested in constantly being on 'high alert', constant anxiety, some serious bouts of depression, and problems with sleep. . My mental health struggles have impacted upon my entire adult life since the age of 17, when I began to become depressed, and had suicidal thoughts. . When I was 20 years old every aspect of my life was turned upside down as memories surfaced for the first time of being sexually abused at the age of 10, several times over about a week, while living in Nepal. . I was sexually abused again at the age of 15 in Australia. . Later into my adult life, during the last couple of years of my marriage, I was verbally, psychologically and financially bullied. . The impacts of these events on my mental health and the consequential impacts on some of my relationships, including family, and on some of my working life, have been huge. . However, I'm grateful that in my current period of unemployment I've been able to access psychological counselling through Medicare, and I've progressed over the last couple of years from being quite 'broken' with very little self-esteem, to being much more resilient, more confident, grateful for the smallest things, and able to continue through life with much less anxiety. . Ultimately, I'm sharing this with you because I think it's vital that we talk about mental health! Living with mental illness doesn't mean someone is 'crazy' or 'mental' or 'mad', and I believe we should stop using this negative terminology to label people. . Men need to support each other more by talking! Check in with
In comparison to all there is to be known, the knowledge you have accumulated is next to nothing. It's how you use that knowledge that matters. Keep learning. Stay humble. 🌏🌿
This afternoon's walk along Enoggera Creek Bikeway resulted in this #recyclable plastic rubbish not ending up in the creek, and potentially Moreton Bay. . The best bit of plastic I picked up was a $10 note on the path. 😄👌 The worst, a small plastic case with sharps in it... 😨😷👎
Pale-headed rosella feeding on nectar from a grevillea flower. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Sulphur crested cockatoos grazing. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Flowers. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Cactus. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Life imitates art... water dragon resting on water dragon sculpture. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Cycad and seeds. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Today is RU OK? Day, but let's work to make every day the day to ask a friend, a loved one, a colleague, even a stranger you might be concerned about, 'Are you ok?' . So many people are struggling, and mental health issues affect everybody, from every walk of life. . As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, I've struggled with mental health issues at different times throughout my life, and I'm forever grateful to those who asked, and continue to ask, if I'm ok. Let's get these conversations started; a conversation can save a life! . For more please visit ruok.org.au #ruokday #ruokday2018
There was hardly any plastic and recyclable or non-biodegradable waste along Enoggera Creek Bikeway yesterday, but swipe left to see some of the crap that's floating in the creek at the moment. Granted, this had collected in the outlet of a stormwater drain during low tide, but it's quite depressing to see this level of pollution, and the water in the creek looks really awful. 😖 . @brisbanecitycouncil is there ever any clearing of rubbish from Enoggera Creek undertaken? It's looking really grim, and it's well-known that mangrove habitats such as Enoggera Creek are important fish nurseries. 🐟🐟🐟 #take3forthesea #plogger #plogging
Beautiful botanica. Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha. #viewsofbrisbane