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Everyday lifestyle

Too often, we see advertisement about that quick new diet, new regime that claim that it'll change the way we live our lives to make us prettier, happier, and more satisfied. Yet when you real…

Living up to 'expectations' and the Pygmalion effect

Each of us have had expectations put forward on us at some point of our lives, and sometimes we feel as though we have been expected to undertake some of the most challenging feats of our lives. Y…

The responsible citizen

‘Responsibility’ . It’s a strong word, and even dreadful to some, but what does it mean to be responsible? Dictionary.com defines ‘responsible’ as having a capacity for moral decisions and therefore…

Those jolly old Christmas cards...

It's that time of year again, a time of rest, joy and time with friends and family. That is, it's Christmas time! I'm generally not much for presents, but I do find that there is someth…

Some of my favourite quotes

I'd thought I'll share some of my favourite quotes with you. Someone once told me that these can also be called  'affirmations' (positive statements), if you find them as words or phr…

Basic introduction to meditation

I picked up this meditation book the other day called, "Journey into healing", which I found described how to meditate in a very easy to learn way. I'd thought I'd share it some of…

Experience suggest that while you cannot do everything, we can always do something

It seems that wherever you are, there is always someone or people out there who are seeking or in need of someone to help to them. And while it is easy to say yes at times, one has to wary of how muc…

Beyond doing something for the sake of doing something...

We often live very fast paced and busy lifestyles, always going to work/ school, catching up with friends, running that odd errand here and there. Sometimes doing things back-to-back and neglecting s…

Calendar of cultural and religious dates

Ever had a friend or colleague that suddenly has to take a day off work, can't do this or that or needs to take care of something after work/school? Only to find out later that it's as they a…

Teens left behind by economic recovery...

How Young People are Faring  (HYPAF) is the pre-eminent  national  report on the  learning and work situation  of young Australians. It's been written by t he Foundation for Young Australians (FY…

Overcoming life's challenges

Life brings challenges and obstacles onto each of us that can seem quite overwhelming at times. Through the process of reflection and self-assessment, I believe each of us has the potential to grow …

Credit cards can be your friend if used wisely...

Have you noticed the banks pushing out their debit card products more and more of late?  Well they say "cashflow is king" and with the credit becoming increasingly difficult and more expens…

A journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step

Too often we want to have all the right information, the right things around and available to us to use here and there. But at times that may not be possible, or if it is, by the time you have it, i…

Still 'all in the mind' a year on...

A year later, and it seems that it still is ' all in the mind '. As the desire and the will to complete a potentially heartbreaking 50km was embarked by over 500 runners and walkers only a co…

Some swimming tips

Just been going through some core swimming principles and that I think you may find handy.  'Hand out of a pocket' concept - When swimming freestyle (frontal crawl), it can be useful to thi…
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