What Type of Friend are You?

The recent release of “Sex & the City 2” got me thinking about friendship. Good friends are not easy to find and should be treasured. Every friend offers something different which in turn makes you a better person. As we are all unique, can we categorize our friends into groups? As per a recent article in Philosophy Now by Dr Timothy Madigan, Aristotle divided friendship into 3 different types: ...

7 Steps to get over your Ex

Nobody enjoys a breakup. Whether the breakup was rough or amicable, it is not a pleasant thing. Whilst each and every situation is unique, there are general characteristics of a break up that apply. So the story goes something like this… You two break up (it doesn’t matter who did it). You panic and start chasing, pleading, phoning, texting, emailing. Chances are, you do something that will make you...

6 Whys and Ways to be an Optimist

The dictionary definition of optimism is “a tendency to expect the best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation”. Sounds good right? Well, your answer will depend on who you are. In a general sense, people can be divided into being mainly optimistic or pessimistic. This will in turn affect other areas in your life. How you view the world is crucial for your well being. How you...

How Important is Timing in Relationships?

They say that timing is everything. With all the people in this world, what are the odds of falling for someone and have them like you back in the same way and at the same time? Is it emotions that control or actions or fate or a set of circumstances? When it comes to relationships, is timing everything? There are so many factors to consider for a relationship to be considered and deemed successful. When you...

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...

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...

9 Simple Ways to Be Happy

What makes people happy? How do you define happiness? Can you measure it? How do you know you have it? If I knew the answers to all of these I would be super happy! I think it is safe to say that happiness is something that everyone searches for yet it seems virtually impossible to define as it so personal. Science has nonetheless provided some interesting research into what makes people happy. Happiness Research Positive...

What’s in a name?

Have you ever wondered if you would be a different person if you had another name? At a pub quiz the other day I learnt that Barbie’s full name was Barbara Millicent Roberts and I started wondering if she would have been equally successful had she used her full name. People tend to make judgements based on first impressions and your name is likely to be the first thing that someone learns about you. Your name...

How well do you know the back of your hand?

Have you ever wondered where the expression to know something or someone “like the back of your hand” comes from? Despite not knowing its origins I have recently learnt that in several studies that have been conducted only 5% of people are able to recognise their own hands (“Definitive Book of Body Language” by Allan & Barbara Pease). So where is the discrepancy? Have we been conditioned...

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