Scallywag

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero ~

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What Do You Mean Happy?

July 20th, 2016 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 12 secs

Are little indulgences enough to be happy?

Small indulgences – but they’re never enough

What happened to happiness?

If being happy were only about letting the good times roll we’d definitely be in a bad way. Having shot the bolt on our visa card, earned a thumping head from one (okay, three) too many, or simply experiencing the shock of our horrible too-early alarm clock declaring a nasty end to a precious weekend… there’s got to be more to it than that. [Read on …]

Goodbye 2 0 1 5

December 31st, 2015 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 31 secs

 

The 2015 ride is nearly over. Are you ready for another?

The 2015 ride is nearly over. Are you ready for another?

Take one last look because it’s almost over. The year 2015 is just about done.

And what kind of a year was it for you? Did you find more moments of happiness?

Or was it a hard slog, battling the odds?

[Read on …]

Do You Have a Cosy Home?

May 1st, 2015 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 42 secs

You can be yourself at home.

You can be yourself at home.

You need somewhere cosy to come home to. With all the tough stuff that life throws at us, it’s more important than ever to have a place of refuge. [Read on …]

Got Your Sweet Spots?

April 2nd, 2015 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 58 secs

Sweet spots will vary

You’ve got to know what you want.

What’s a sweet spot? Well, that depends on what you are talking about. [Read on …]

Rot Or Not It’s What We’ve Got

February 22nd, 2015 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 11 secs

Life isn't always on your side.

Life isn’t always on your side.

Society imploding on itself. That’s the fear of many a doomsayer throughout the ages. So what makes this era any different? [Read on …]

Happiness Actually

January 2nd, 2015 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 31 secs

Hooray for happiness!

Hooray for happiness!

Happily it’s the New Year. A fresh start whether we need it or not. And irrespective of everything else on your list, happiness still matters. [Read on …]

Death And Dealing With It

December 16th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 44 secs

Why is grief vital to your happiness?

What is the relationship between grief and happiness?

“Don’t talk about death on a happy site. You can’t do that. Everyone wants a positive pep talk instead about why they should be happy”. I’m glad I don’t believe in that. [Read on …]

Affirming You

November 22nd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 38 secs

Affirming is Just another gift you happen to have.

Affirming is just another gift you happen to have.

I’d like to affirm and encourage you  to keep doing the good that you do. I’m sure you don’t get nearly enough encouragement. So isn’t it about time you got a lot more recognition? [Read on …]

Men Need to Love

November 2nd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 57 secs

Everybody needs a good father to love them.

Everybody needs a good father to love them.

Did your Dad ever tell you that he loved you? [Read on …]

Seriously Silly

October 20th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 38 secs

A seriously silly look.

A seriously silly look.

How serious are you really? It’s not a common question but it is relevant. Because how we think shapes what we think about. [Read on …]