Scallywag

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

~ George Orwell ~

Archive for July, 2013

The road to achieving is full of obstacles.
Making your goals come true never happens smoothly.

When Your Goals Get Blocked

July 21st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 14 secs

The road to achieving is full of obstacles.

The road to achieving is full of obstacles.

Much like plumbing, goals get blocked too. One minute everything is going swimmingly. Then, suddenly, nothing moves and, pretty soon, everything starts spilling over into one almighty mess. Read the rest of this entry »

Yours could well be the best street there is if you choose it to be.
How can your street be the best?

Yours Is The Best Street

July 20th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 0 secs

Yours could well be the best street there is if you choose it to be.

Yours could well be the best street there is if you choose it to be.

Ever feel like your life isn’t as good as the next person’s? Well, unless your life is constantly under threat I’d venture to say yours is the best street. Read the rest of this entry »

Give praise whenever and wherever it's due.
Praise is more than clicking "Like".

Faint Praise

July 18th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 35 secs

Give praise whenever and wherever it's due.

Give praise whenever and wherever it’s due.

There’s something about praise in the form of a “Like” on Facebook. We appreciate it as a form of recognition. But it carries all the heft of feather in commitment. Read the rest of this entry »

Which is better: motivation or will?
Which matters more: motivation or willpower?

Motivation Versus Will

July 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 23 secs

Which is better: motivation or will?

Which is better: motivation or will?

It’s a ding-dong knock out between will in one end and motivation in the other. Read the rest of this entry »

Happiness isn't all attitude.
Happily, some routines promote your wellbeing.

Happiness Tweaks

July 17th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 28 secs

Happiness isn't all attitude.

Happiness isn’t all attitude, you know.

Okay, I want to talk to you now as if I am your best friend. Yes, I know that’s being cheeky. But I feel compelled to tell you a few things you already know but need reminding about, if that’s okay with you. After all, your happiness needs a few key basics to really hum. Read the rest of this entry »

See what Dove beauty can do for you...
Should we be celebrating Dove's version of beauty?

Dove Does Beauty

July 15th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 29 secs

See what Dove beauty can do for you...

See what Dove beauty can do for you…

Since 2004, Unilever’s ad campaign for its “Dove” brand of cosmetics and cleansers has been preaching about beauty. Not as the usual stick figure catwalk fashion meme, but with a more inclusive theme. Like males, females come in different shapes and sizes and Dove wants to tell women it’s all good. Read the rest of this entry »

Impressive, but few are allowed in.
Funny how we push away the very intimacy we crave.

You Me And Intimacy

July 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Impressive, but few are allowed in.

Impressive, but few are allowed in.

Shields up! We’re getting close. Avoiding contact in three, two, one… Now, switch to evasive action mode and power out. Phew! Intimacy threat successfully denied.  Read the rest of this entry »

There's no telling what you can do when you choose to uplift others.
Who needs inspiration? Actually... everybody.

New Inspiration Required

July 14th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 42 secs

There's no telling what you can do when you choose to uplift others.

There’s no telling what you can do when you choose to uplift others.

What a wonderful thing inspiration is. You can be down in the dumps dragging your belly on the ground when, suddenly, someone or something gives you a new vision. Read the rest of this entry »

You can't let the past stop you from trusting in new ways.
Sometimes, you just have to believe in people.

Take It On Trust

July 13th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 4 secs

You can't let the past stop you from trusting in new ways.

You can’t let the past stop you from trusting in new ways.

How many times have you heard people say they don’t trust anyone? Personally, I don’t believe them. Read the rest of this entry »

Life certainly has its funny moments.
 

Funny Where Life Takes You

July 12th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Life certainly has its funny moments.

Life certainly has its funny moments.

Funny isn’t it? I mean, one moment you think life is so predictable. You going to get up tomorrow morning (with a fair degree of certainty about when) and you predict what you will be doing from there. Then, along comes something completely unexpected and you wonder if anything is going to stay the same. Read the rest of this entry »