Category Archives: Life thoughts

Under starter’s orders

This post is inspired by an article by Barbara Sher in this month’s Psychologies magazine. In the article, she talks about serial starters – people who keep taking up new hobbies or starting new projects but don’t always finish them – in … Continue reading

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Wait no more

When I was younger, I sometimes felt that I was waiting for my life to begin.  There would be a particular moment when all the stars aligned, everything would fall into place and my life proper, the life I saw … Continue reading

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My dysfunctions chronicled

I found this crazy little journal today. I particularly like the ironic quotations on each double page, which offer a skewed insight on life. It brought to mind Rosenhan’s experiment “Being sane in insane places”, where ‘sane’ people faked insanity … Continue reading

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Life’s complicated

We all have problems: some major; some minor; some life-changing; some no more than mildly irritating. I work hard to find solutions to these problems, but what I’ve noticed of late is that in solving one problem, I seem to … Continue reading

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The power of now

In an attempt to become more mindful, I’m reading The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.  It’s made me realise how much of my time is spent letting past events affect my present well-being or playing through various scenarios that … Continue reading

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You’re not alone

I’ve had a few things on my mind recently: the kind of things that make you think you’re a bit crazy and not like anyone else so you bottle them up and keep them locked inside.  Then it gets to … Continue reading

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Habits of a lifetime

I’m reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, which is appropriate for this time of year when people start making the New Year’s resolutions. I’ve only just started but it’s a fascinating read and already I can see how the … Continue reading

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