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Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.

~ Bertolt Brecht ~

Archive for May, 2013

Being mad as a March hare... er, rabbit.
What do you mean, I'm as mad as a March hare? I'm a rabbit.

Mad As A March Hare

May 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 59 secs

Being mad as a March hare... er, rabbit.

Being mad as a March hare… er, rabbit.

What if I told you I was as mad as a March hare? Would you nod slightly to yourself and say, “I knew it”? Or would you be mildly surprised? Read the rest of this entry »

Is there good and bad grief?
Do you experience hidden grief?

Everyday Grief

May 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 22 secs

Is there good and bad grief?

Is there good and bad grief?

Grief is a common phenomenon. When paired to death and major loss it’s observable. But what isn’t obvious is the everyday grief that people keep under wraps. Read the rest of this entry »

What makes people truly  happy?
How happy do you really feel?

Why You Are Not Happy

May 9th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 11 secs

What makes people truly  happy?

What makes people truly happy?

No matter how happy you feel, chances are you want to be happier.  Given a great many people are actually unhappy most of the time, it’s a serious wish. So why is it that with all of our collected knowhow and clever technology so many of us feel so unhappy so often? Read the rest of this entry »

Sorry isn't easy.
How hard is it to say sorry? Very.

Sorry!

May 8th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 3 secs

Sorry isn't easy.

Sorry isn’t easy.

As Elton John lamented in one of his songs, “Sorry seems to be the hardest word”. Read the rest of this entry »

Maybe you will have good fortune.
When it comes to good fortune maybe is a certainty.

Maybe…

May 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 57 secs

Maybe you will have good fortune.

Maybe you will have good fortune.

Maybe, if you do this right, it’s all going to be okay. Maybe. Read the rest of this entry »

Is critical thinking doing your head in?
What is critical thinking anyway?

Critical Thinking Or Something

May 6th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Is critical thinking doing your head in?

Is critical thinking doing your head in?

Critical thinking: it has been the buzz term for teachers, academics, intellectuals, and corporate high flyers for a good while now. But what exactly is it? Read the rest of this entry »

Planning a road trip by van? Try travelling light.
Planning a road trip? Read these tips.

Planning A Road Trip

May 5th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 33 secs

Planning a road trip by van? Try travelling light.

Planning a road trip by van? Try travelling light.

The most important part of planning a road trip is where you want to go and how. You can drive a car, take a bus, a recreational vehicle, a motorbike, or even ride a bicycle. But whatever your mode of travel, it’s essential to know where you are heading. Read the rest of this entry »

Thankfully, straight talk needn't be vicious.
Straight talk doesn't have to be savage.

Straight Talk In 57 Forms

May 4th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 46 secs

Thankfully, straight talk needn't be vicious.

Thankfully, straight talk needn’t be vicious.

The way people say it, it seems there’s only one form of straight talk. It always involves the “serious conversation” usually behind closed doors. That’s one, but there are others and many of them are actually fun. Read the rest of this entry »

I love a glad quote to brighten my day.
Fancy a glad quote to lift your spirits?

A Glad Quote Or Two

May 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 34 secs

I love a glad quote to brighten my day.

I love a glad quote to brighten my day.

You need a glad quote of two up your sleeve when you’re feeling down. They often get us to switch our thinking to gratitude and that’s always helpful. Not that you have to be continually glad. Just that it feels great finding a sunny patch of happiness in a grey old day. Read the rest of this entry »

Don't ask!
Why do people ask you what they already know?

Ask the Bleedin’ Obvious

May 2nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 37 secs

Don't ask!

Don’t ask!

We all do it, at least now and then. When you want someone to do something, you ask them a predictable question like, “Would you like to go to the movies with me?” or, “Who would care for some special dessert?” Read the rest of this entry »