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Empathy Ocean

Mr. Perfect Founder, Terry Cornick, talks of his battles with empathy and a powerful moment he experienced at the ocean recently.

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Mr. Perfect on Booze

This blog post appeared originally at the Hello Sunday Morning website here.   Terry Cornick, a.k.a. ‘Mr. Perfect‘, talks about his dad, being a dad and how drinking and mental health tie into the whole story. That sweet amber nectar. It can taste like “liquid gold,” I tell my wife after my first sip of a cold ale. I chime in with trademark sarcasm, such as, “I don’t normally drink, but go on, then.” The perfect accompaniment to a celebration, a new birth, birthday, marriage, religious celebration (some), promotion, divorce (?!) and sporting victory. On the flip side, it is also seen as the perfect tonic for tragic news and disappointments, deaths and funerals, divorces (again), losing your job and many...

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Good Dad, Bad Husband

By Terry Cornick "Mate, why didn't you tell me?!" The first words a close mate asked me when he came back into work after paternity leave.   "You cruised through it!" I wanted to scream out, "You have no f***ing idea!", but I just smiled. I am a good actor. Honed by years of hiding mental illness. You cannot prepare anyone for a first child. Life does not stop; it just shifts seismically to a scenario where you cannot remember what came before. Even the simplest of daily decisions completely revolve around your child's routine and moods. Sleep deprivation, the noise torture of crying, the constant rocking and standing on your feet to settle, the several changing of nappies a...

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