Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.

~ Confucius ~

Archive for June, 2012

Getting friends comes naturally. Or does it? Here's a simple checklist.

Get Friends in 7 Steps

June 20th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 15 secs

The simple way to get friends is by getting out and living more.

Hold your horses! You’ll get friends galore if you really want more. But don’t go off clicking crazily into the wild blue yonder. First read these tips on not only how to get friends, but keep them too. Read the rest of this entry »

Whichever way the mop flops, life is great when there's love that works.

Love That Works

June 19th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 10 secs

How do you define real life love that works?

This is rather personal, but… do you experience a real life love that works? Not the love that lasts only as long as looks last. That one evaporates way too easily. Same with the love that lingers, so long as there’s still some spring in the credit cards and cash account. Nice having it, of course. But hardly the kind of love that keeps people together through thick and thin. Read the rest of this entry »


Is Happiness Just Genes?

June 18th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 50 secs

How much of your happiness is decided by your genes?

Give up now. Happiness is just a gene thing. Or is it? I was re-reading a 2011 article from The Melbourne Age (May 7) today, in which Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, a behavioral economist from the London School of Economics & Political Science labeled the 5-HTT gene as the key to knowing the our baseline of our happiness. Read the rest of this entry »

"Shouldn't you be writing this happy list, not me?"

Will a List Make You Happy?

June 17th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

"I think you're the one meant to do this happy list."

Can drawing up a list possibly make you happy? Well let’s experiment to find out. Get out a sheet of paper and rule a line down the middle. Head one side “Things That Make Me Happy” and the other, “Things That Leave Me Unhappy.” Read the rest of this entry »

Isn't it strange what kind of stuff keeps you happy?

Stuff to Keep You Happy or Why I keep My Father’s Leg

June 16th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 0 secs

Puts a different spin on showing your leg.

I bet you collect stuff to keep you happy, don’t you? Myself? I keep my father’s leg in the corner. It’s okay. Don’t gross out. It’s only a leg. Not his arm or, more creepy, his hand! What’s a body part between family anyway? Especially when it’s a prosthetic. Read the rest of this entry »

I'd like to make a living from home. But I don't know what to do?

Profit Frome Home… With Education

June 15th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 3 secs

Sure, I’d like to earn a living from home.

Now is the best  time to profit from home with education. True, it will take time and most people start looking for a quick answer at the 11th hour when things are really difficult. At that point, people start googling,  “I needa job”, “gimme work”, or  “how to profit frome home.Read the rest of this entry »

Think sandals, think love, think... dirty feet!

The First Sandals Love Story

June 14th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 43 secs

It’s amazing what you can do witrh sandals and a few dirty feet.

Dirt and dust: that’s what the first sandals love story was about. It happened quite a long time ago. But it’s keenly relevant to every workplace, school, and home today. Wherever people get together, the message still has so much punch it’s almost awkward to talk about. Read the rest of this entry »

Don't you get tired of so much pushy selling constantly in your face?

The Trouble With Greedy Grubby Pushy Selling

June 13th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 5 secs

Pushy selling wears you down.

“Why do they do it?” Such a huge amount of human communication is turning into a dirty gruel of drivel that is devaluing our humanity. The rude, tactless business of pedaling pushy selling has humankind in a vice-like grip; desperately bludgeoning us into submission. Read the rest of this entry »

When was the last time you were welcomed into a happy kitchen?

What Makes a Happy Kitchen?

June 12th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 14 secs

It's not just the food, it's the people that make a happy kitchen.

Walk in and you immediately feel it. It’s not the appliances, cupboards, and bench tops, but something else. A happy kitchen can never be engineered or built, for it relies on the hosts themselves to give it warmth. Read the rest of this entry »

Holidays let you kick back and let it all hang out.

Strange But Happy Holidays

June 11th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 42 secs

It’s good to let your hair down on holidays.

Here’s to happy holidays! It’s the Queen’s Birthday holiday today in Tasmania. Same with some of the other mainland states. But not Western Australia or Queensland (who each have a Queen’s Birthday holiday on different dates). To make it even more confusing, Queen Elizabeth’s birthday is actually in April.  Welcome to the fabulous world of strange but happy holidays. Read the rest of this entry »