TURIA PITT AND HER PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

18 September 2020 #620

Cover Story: TURIA PITT AND HER PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

 

“Sometimes you get put in situations that force you to step up. In those situations, we all have those resources within us to cope – it’s just that we never get tested. And I think that’s probably what people are learning from coronavirus. We’re all going through something which is really hard, but people are adapting to it. They’re changing how they work, how they live. I think humans are inherently remarkably resilient.”

Author, athlete and Big Issue cover star Turia Pitt shares her own remarkable story of resilience and the pursuit of happiness in our latest edition. In her Letter to My Younger Self, Turia tells us about her quirky teen years, finding her focus and the most important night of her life.

Also in this edition:

• We meet Penguin the Magpie – an injured bird that was adopted by Sam Bloom and her family, and who transformed their lives.

• Bestselling author Matt Haig talks parallel lives, comparison culture and the importance of self-care.

• Ahead of International Podcast Day (Sept 30) we look at the boom in podcasting over the past 15 years, and ask just how hard is it to make a podcast of your own?

• We chat to neo-disco queen Róisín Murphy about keeping the dance-club vibe alive during iso in Ibiza.

• Three months’ pregnant, writer Isabel Dunstan left her home and husband in Indonesia to return to Australia when the pandemic struck in March. She writes about bridging the distance between them as they prepare for their first child.

• In Tastes Like Home, Zacchary Bird shares his recipe for Vegan Loukoumades – including how to make your own honey for these scrumptious treats.

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