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Four reasons why holidays are an essential part of life

In this 24/7 society, holidays are viewed by some as an unnecessary luxury, something to be frowned upon or to feel guilty about taking.  However, as far as I’m concerned, taking a holiday – whether it’s staying at home and … Continue reading

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What shall I do?

I frequently wake up on a Sunday morning with no real plans and as a result the day drifts.  Come early evening, lots of ideas about what I could have done keep popping into my head and I feel frustrated … Continue reading

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New horizons: the 2013 list

I’m not making New Year’s resolutions this year.  Instead I’m creating a list of the things that I plan on doing, which will hopefully nurture my body and feed my soul and make me a better person. Here is that … Continue reading

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The ghost of Christmas present

Was there a special gift you wanted as a child? There is so much expectation at Christmas and subsequently ample opportunity for misunderstanding and disappointment. I don’t recall exactly how old I was but let’s assume I was about twelve, that … Continue reading

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Crisis – what crisis?

I read a lot about men dismissing their wives’ changing behaviour and dissatisfaction as a ‘mid-life crisis’ caused by hormonal changes.  I want to give a possible take on the situation.  Obviously, what I’m going to say is a generalisation, … Continue reading

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Three positive steps for dealing with your mistakes

Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears. Marcus Aurelius (received from The Happiness Project) The secret of success is to let the negative feelings out, in other words, do not suppress your negative feelings. A true positive … Continue reading

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Day 9: All good things

The last day of my week off.  I haven’t done any work for work and I now know that I won’t be able to.  I know that once I start, it won’t stop and I don’t want that to happen … Continue reading

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