Scallywag

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Archive for June, 2013

Time management has hidden risks.
Thorough time management could damage your life.

Beware Of Time Management

June 20th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 21 secs

Time management has hidden risks.

Time management has hidden risks.

What makes time management such a hot potato? Is it the super efficiency gurus who declare you can live a better life if you compartmentalize everything into 5-minute bites? Or, is it those who keep harping about how important an accurate diary is? Well, actually, it’s neither. Read the rest of this entry »

Why do we put up with domestic violence?
Isn't it time we stopped domestic violence?

Domestic Violence Goes Public

June 19th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 33 secs

Why do we put up with domestic violence?

Why do we put up with domestic violence?

When cooking personality, Nigella Lawson, was recently seen being subjected to domestic violence in a street café, it lifted a lid. Many think (mistakenly) that such abuse is the realm of those less educated or less well off. But that’s emphatically not the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

A happy book should also feel good to read.
Does the world need another happy book? No, just this one.

Get Happy!

June 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 52 secs

A happy book should also feel good to read.

A happy book should also feel good to read.

Despite all our carry on, we Aussies aren’t into making a fuss about our efforts. We much prefer to let them speak for themselves. Well, as a departure from my usual, I’d like you to read my book Happy, and let it speak to you too. Read the rest of this entry »

With spirit, it's amazing what you can do.
With the right spirit, you can!

Spirit

June 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

With spirit, it's amazing what you can do.

With spirit, it’s amazing what you can do.

What is spirit? And what makes a sense of it so important? Read the rest of this entry »

Nobody needs too much anxiety.
It's true: anxiety and chicken necks don't mix.

Hi Anxiety

June 16th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 7 secs

Nobody needs too much anxiety.

Nobody needs too much anxiety.

Anxiety. You know you don’t want it. But it kind of creeps up on you, like bothersome underwear. Then when it arrives, there’s nowhere to hide as its effects dominate your mind. Read the rest of this entry »

Are all of life's routines getting you down?
Are you being ground down by the burdens of life?

Feeling Ground Down?

June 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 2 secs

Are all of life's routines getting you down?

Are all of life’s routines getting you down?

Are you ground down by the pressured monotony of life? I mean, are you so tired of the same old, same old that you are fed up and find it almost too hard to think about? Read the rest of this entry »

Funny quotes make me go crazy over donuts!
Never underestimate the antioxidant properties of funny quotes or sayings!

24 Handy Funny Quotes Or Sayings

June 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 2 secs

Funny quotes make me go crazy over donuts!

Funny quotes make me go crazy over donuts!

Whether you’ve considered it or not, some funny quotes or sayings are just what you need after a long, hard day. Here are some I’ve freshly handpicked  –  just for you: Read the rest of this entry »

We're pretty good at the "for better" part. But what about the "or for worse" bit?
How powerful is the vow, "For better or for worse"?

For Better Or For Worse

June 13th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 19 secs

We're pretty good at the "for better" part. But what about the "or for worse" bit?

We’re pretty good at the “for better” part. But what about the “or for worse” bit?

When you commit it really is “for better or for worse”. Or perhaps, more realistically, for both. Because marriage is guaranteed to be a bumpy ride. Read the rest of this entry »

I want to be myself but I'm too busy being everything others want me to be.
How many of us truly occupy the space our life takes?

Occupy Your Street Occupy Your Life

June 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

I want to be myself but I'm too busy being everything others want me to be.

I want to be myself but I’m too busy being everything others want me to be.

If you occupy your life, let it show. Read the rest of this entry »

Let's not forget Alzheimer's.
They say the only good thing about Alzheimer’s is that it lets you hide your own Easter eggs.

Alzheimers Will Do It

June 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 34 secs

Let's not forget Alzheimer's.

Let’s not forget Alzheimer’s.

Yes, Mum has Alzheimers. It’s not an easy gig and Ruth is finding it tough going. But it’s a real and powerful part of life. Read the rest of this entry »