Single Skid

  Author D J O'Bree


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The state of hate

Posted on 20 February, 2017 at 19:15 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,





I've been reading alot lately about the power of forgiveness. Who do you need to forgive? We tend to hold onto anger towards someone, within ourselves. This practice is so normal, but I believe that we need to change that. We put so much effort into either, sending anger to them, treating them poorly, giving them the stink eye, talking behind their back to others, where does this all get us? It gets us into a state of hate. This state of hate can grow and linger for years. Churning and burning our insides, for not much reason really, just to hate. The state of hate can boar so far into us, that we just can't see the state of peace. The state of peace can come to us, when we release that state of hate. Expel the anger by meditation, writing is also a great way to forgive. So decide today, that you are going to release your state of hate and bring back your state of peace. You deserve it and what you don't need to be holding onto is that anger within, that can only lead to health issues, inside and out.





Take care people.









Locating your strength

Posted on 17 January, 2017 at 23:20 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Found an amazing quote by the inspirational Bob Marley.

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice."

Thought this was so appropriate for a blog today on locating  your strength.  We all get thrown into situations that are totally out of our control.  I feel that there is an inbuilt strength that we can locate and draw from.  Not sure where it comes from, but I'm certainly glad that it's there.

May you all be able to locate that strength whenever you need it.  I know I found it and I have faith now, that if I ever need it, I can reach it.  I wish that for all of you.


Fresh start, endless opportunities

Posted on 9 January, 2017 at 19:40 Comments comments (1)


Welcome to my first blog for 2017, as the title says, it is a fresh start and there are endless opportunities for all of us.

How did your 2016 go? Did you get to do some things that make your heart sing? Did you take time out and spend time with yourself? It takes a lot of courage to put ourselves first. We often put others before ourselves. Well, this year, we can make the choice to follow our heart. When there is an opportunity to stop, take time for yourself. Time to be silent, read a book, write a letter, write in your journal, make a cup of tea, meditate, listen to music. There are so many relaxing things that we can do to recharge our batteries.

We seem to forget that we do have a choice in life to create time for ourselves. Yes, I know life is so busy, it only needs to be 5-10 minutes a day. Just stopping for that short amount of time, can start building more time for you.

We need to take care of ourselves, whether we are male or female. We are humans and humans have brains that take on too much and just creating some time to bring that brain into relaxation is the key.

So try and create some time, so that you can start the year off putting yourself first.

Enjoy your year and I look forward to bringing you that long awaited interview with Doc. It was a bigger idea than we both thought. So stay tuned.





Why not!!

Posted on 8 December, 2016 at 17:30 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Why not!!!

This week’s blog is on the saying “why not?”  There’s that deep down concern, sometimes worry, that stops us from doing things we love.  Those things that we are drawn to, then at the last minute, we pull out and put it off.  Sometimes, we get so bogged down in our everyday life, that the things we truly love pass us by.  I put this down to, having too much going on in our head, that we just can’t think straight.  Living unconsciously.  Day in and day out.  If we can clear that clutter in our heads, then the clutter we have around us will slowly disappear and leave room for more positive and helpful thoughts.  Therefore, leading to opening us up to better opportunities and lending the idea that we are able to do things we love.

Most of us have a passion, mine is writing things down (as you all know).  But, those of you that are feeling like they don’t have a passion, there is hope.   Deep, deep down within you, there is a little light, that shines brighter when you are drawn to something.  That something may be painting, writing, gardening anything that brings you joy.  Some people need to close their eyes and be drawn to something new.  It doesn’t have to be something that other people do, it can be absolutely anything that makes that light glow.  It could be something you used to do as a child and you’ve forgotten about it.  Taking just a few minutes to sit quietly and ask yourself.  It might totally surprise you.

If it was swinging on a swing that gave you joy, I say “why not” go and do it.  If it was pottery, I say “why not” go and find a class.  The simplest of things can bring such happiness to people, and I say “why not” go and do whatever makes you happy.  Put those thoughts away that say to you “why are you doing that” or “people are going to judge you”.  It’s never really about them anyway, it’s about finding something that’s special to you and that makes you feel amazing. 

Let me know when you find your passion.  Have fun doing it.



Triple H Radio Interview replay

Posted on 6 December, 2016 at 16:35 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Here is the link to the Triple H Radio interview that Doc and I did on Saturday.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did doing it.

All these promotions for the book have been an additional journey for Doc and I.  It's so great to see him talking about the accident and feeling comfortable doing so.

Hope you all have a sensational day.



Triple H Fm radio interview

Posted on 30 November, 2016 at 17:50 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Doc and I will be on Triple H Fm radio 100.1 FM on Saturday from 10am, chatting about Single Skid and other related topics.

We are really looking forward to it.

Going to be promoting the book launch at Pie In The Sky on Sunday aswell, going to be a jam packed weekend.

Pay a visit to their websites. Great people, great experiences.

Book Launch Signage

Posted on 24 November, 2016 at 21:35 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Posters will be placed around our local area to create a buzz about the book launch on Sunday 4th December 11.30 - 4pm.  It will be held at Pie In The Sky Cowan.  1296 Pacific Highway Cowan.

There will be a book launch special price of $10 per book.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Official Book Launch

Posted on 13 November, 2016 at 19:50 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

Exciting news today with the date of the book launch being locked in. 

Date:  Sunday 4th December

Time:  From 11.30am

Where:  Pie In The Sky  1296 Pacific Highway Cowan NSW 2081



A great place to drop in for a sensational pie and coffee.  Glorious views amongst the shady trees.

Come along for a great day, also catch a look at all the amazing motorcycles that will be there.

Hope to see you there.


The Daily Edition Interview

Posted on 9 November, 2016 at 19:00 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

On October 17, I embarked on an incredible journey with my book Single Skid.  Being asked to do a tv interview on The Daily Edition on Channel 7 was a dream come true.  I had no idea that my little book was going to be a hit on national tv.  As you must have all seen, it aired and I kept my cool. Thanks to some small techniques like EFT or tapping.  Helping me ground myself before I went on air.  I had let so many people know that the interview was airing on that day, I had no idea what effect it would have on people. 

I had many people come up to me and let me know how calm I came across.  (that's a relief)  They were all so very happy for me, to get the book out there.

I was hoping that the interview would open more people's eyes to, not only traumatic brain injury, but how powerfully strong we can be in times of trauma.  I wanted the word out there, that we all have that storage of love and support, for those family members who may be suffering through an injury such as Doc's.

A friend of mine, who I hadn't seen in a long time, had caught the interview while sitting down to have a cuppa.  She said she had no idea what we'd gone through as a couple, she was really happy to know we had been so strong throughout the ordeal.

Another fantastic thing the interview did, was to get people talking.  My best friend's mum had been watching the interview, while visiting her partner (who's now in a nursing home) and a gentleman walked in the room, who they knew, so he sat down and watched the interview with them.  It wasn't long after the interview had finished, when the gentleman let them know that his son had suffered a similar injury.  I really loved hearing that story, as it is another reason I did the book and the interview.  It gets people talking about their own experiences and it bonds people in those moments.  We can all learn and listen to others stories, especially if it has some similarities to our own.

So this is the beginning of the growth of Single Skid.  I look forward to sharing more stories as they arise.


HayHouse Radio Interview

Posted on 9 November, 2016 at 17:35 Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone,

I've uploaded the Hay House Radio interview on the home page of the website.  Hope you enjoy listening.