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SCUBA your Emotions

Have you ever lost your temper? Or said something in a moment of anger, which you later regretted? There’s nothing wrong with feeling strong emotions, yet there are plenty of negative emotions that we may wish to control. I am an avid scuba diver and it has recently occurred to me that the basic principles of diving can apply to life and be used to control negative feelings and unpleasant situations. SCUBA...

9 Simple Time Saving Tips

Most languages and cultures have a grammatical use for past and future tenses, yesterday and tomorrow. Many brilliant scientific minds such as Galileo, Newton, Einstein and Stephen Hawking have studied time. Fascination with time and time travel has also been the inspiration of innumerable fiction books and films. So what exactly is time and what is it good for? Einstein stated that time was simply what a clock...

I Love Me – Fall in Love with Yourself

People talk about falling in and out of love all the time. When was the last time you fell in love with yourself? If you are reading this and shaking your head, you should definitely read on. If your partner had a bad day you would probably want to do something nice for them right? Maybe you would cook a lovely meal or run a bath, or anything you think they would enjoy. So if you would do that for your lover,...

How to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

Difficult conversations are typically those that we know we should have yet keep putting off. They range from having to remind your best friend about the money they owe you, or telling your other half that you don’t want to have dinner with their family every weekend or trying to tell your colleague that they have bad breath. Why do we put these conversations off? We dread the reaction, we don’t...

A Special Valentine’s Gift for You

Roses are red, Violets are blue, This Valentines’ Day, I’ll give flowers to you. I would like to offer you a special Valentine’s gift. The gift of information and knowledge. They say that knowledge is power so let’s cheers to your empowerment! I am fairly confident that you have received or given flowers at some point in your life. Do you know what each flower means? Traditionally, each flower...

Are You Successful?

How you answer this question is based on your interpretation of success. In order to determine whether you are successful or not you need to establish what success means to you. If you don’t know this then how will you know when you have achieved it? Virtually everybody wants success. This regularly translates to the next big promotion, a bigger house, a better car, the latest high tech gadget, etc. In my...

Clap your hands

Applause is generally done as a sign of appreciation and approval. Have you ever sat back and watched a group of people applaud? What did you notice? Imagine for a second that you are an alien with no prior social conditioning or understanding of our habits. I wonder what you would think, if all of a sudden a group of people started making lots of noise with their hands…Have you thought about why we clap...

A journey to remember – Plan your road trip

2010 Whether you decide to pronounce it as “twenty ten” or “two thousand and ten” the fact remains it is a new year. I love finding patterns in everyday things and 2010 is a true gem. There are so many possibilities. Taking the numbers themselves as a basis, here is one example: 10 x 2 is 20 and we 10 fingers and 10 toes, which in turn are attached to 2 hands and 2 feet represented by...

Life Lessons and What I Have Learned…

As 2009 comes to a close I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on life and what I have learned, as it is awfully easy to just keep going without taking stock. Every time I sat down to write, the only thing that kept coming into my mind was one of my all time favourite poems. It encapsulates so much of what I wanted to say that I thought I should use it rather than try to reinvent the wheel. All I would...

Your very own Christmas Carol

Yes, it’s that time of year again and I find myself thinking about the real meaning of Christmas. Is it all about the decorations, the parties, the gifts, the cards, mulled wine, Santa, baby Jesus, turkey, mince pies, carols, family and friends? Christmas has many meanings for people. It can be a nostalgic time when people think about loved ones who are not present. Others rejoice in the opportunity to...

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