Love is my religion - I could die for it.

~ John Keats ~

Archive for May, 2012

Maybe I'm not looking for love in the right places?

Are You Looking for Love in All the Right Places?

May 31st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 45 secs

Am I looking for love in the right places?

Seems to me that a lot of people are missing something, Instead of looking for love in all the right places, they look everywhere else. By love, I simply mean finding someone who cares for you and treasures you for who you are. Read the rest of this entry »

You are making us laugh!

Happy Humor in 39 Flavors

May 30th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 59 secs

Humor is catching!

I smile when I think about how humor differs around the world. You’d think having a laugh was pretty much universal and, in a way, it is. Comedy geniuses like Charlie Chaplin touched people the world over with his happy humor and sheer comic genius. But times have changed and what makes people laugh seems more diverse than ever. Read the rest of this entry »

Since when have I been labelled "difficult"?

5 Tips For Dealing With Difficult People

May 29th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 1 sec

How do you handle difficult people?

“What’s the best way to deal with difficult people?” Sadly, it’s never easy (that’s why they’re difficult). But there are some approaches to cope with difficult people in your life that will at least help to protect you. Consider these five ways to reduce your reactions and handle the hassle: Read the rest of this entry »

Can you work together and still be in love?

What It Takes to Work Together

May 28th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 2 secs

We work together.

Funny how so many couples can’t work together. They can live together, pay their bills, raise a family, and share their life. But work together? No way! Read the rest of this entry »

Those old quotes of happiness called blessings reveal a peaceful strength.

12 Blessings: Some Original Quotes About Happiness

May 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 54 secs

Ahh! blessing quotes about happiness are beautiful.

What are blessings but steadfast quotes about happiness in the face of life? Throughout history, when people feared hardship and loss, blessings provided encouragement to affirm, and lift people’s hope. Read the rest of this entry »

Whether it's feeding the winter spirit or enjoying the fun of summer, celebrate the seasons. Like the monsoon rains or the long dry, there's something wonderful in them all.

Feeding the Winter Spirit in Tasmania

May 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 49 secs

What's wrong with feeding the winter spirit in summer?

Brrr! It’s cold! Time to start feeding the winter spirit with all things cosy and warm to face the bracing chill. Sorry if I’m confusing you. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere you’d naturally be enjoying the warmer weather and the coming of summer. But here in Tasmania on the edge of the Earth, our seasons are completely topsy-turvy. That means late May is definitely time to rug up and snuggle in. Read the rest of this entry »

Fifteen minutes? That's barely enough time to have breakfast, let alone plan my retirement!

What’s Wrong With The Fifteen Minute Retirement Plan?

May 25th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 5 secs

I definitely need more than fifteen minutes to plan out my future.

On the face of it, the prospect of the fifteen minute retirement plan sounds tantalizing. Simply give yourself fifteen focused minutes to sort out your entire retirement future. This at least appeals to our lazy bone. After all, the whole prospect of retiring can be a little hard to handle, can’t it? Which is perhaps why so many of us bury our head in the sand on the matter. Forget about it and, hopefully, it’ll sort itself out. Read the rest of this entry »

What would you say in an end of year letter to parents?

Parent Letter From Teacher: End of the School Year (Sample)

May 24th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 28 secs

Now how do I put this letter to parents?

(If you’re not a teacher, read on to discover their secrets. If you are, this will be handy).

All right. You’ve been teaching your class for nearly a year and now you want to send out something positive to parents.

To help, I’ve produced a “parent letter from teacher: end of the school year sample” for you to adapt and use if you choose. Though, really, I’d like to inspire you to do-it-yourself because it’s better that way. Read the rest of this entry »

With encouragement and practice, kids can do more than most people think.

I’ll Have a Lenore Skenazy Minus The Spice

May 23rd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 5 secs

I love doing new things.

Who is Lenore Skenazy? Well she’s a journalist, and mother from New York City who, back in 2008, was tagged America’s Worst Mother. How did she achieve that kind of notoriety? Well most Americans know the story. But for the rest of us, Lenore decided to acquiesce to her nine-year-old’s request to be left somewhere alone in New York City and find his own way home on the subway. Read the rest of this entry »

How about some fun book feeding?

Book Feeding Your Child

May 22nd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 12 secs

When is it time to start book feeding your child?

Now is the ideal time to start book feeding your child. You might already be doing it. But in case it has been relegated to priority 232, let me encourage you to bump it up the significance list. Read the rest of this entry »