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,...

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...

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...

What’s Great about You?

How would you describe yourself? If I were to ask you to list your top 10 best qualities what would you say? “I don’t know” tends to be a common response. We all seem to find it easier to list our faults than our qualities. It is almost as if we haven’t dared asking ourselves “What’s great about me?” You may be waiting in anticipation for me to answer that question. Well maybe not, regardless,...

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...

Daily Survival Kit – 7 Items to Help Reduce Stress

It is all too easy to get bogged down in the day to day things in our lives and we often forget to take a step back and think about what is really important to us. We are faced with challenges every day. Just remember, you are the PAINTER of your own life. You can design it however you chose to. Here are seven common items (one for each day of the week) you may wish to include in your Daily Survival Kit. Try...

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