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Archive for July, 2013

It's-easy-to-let-information-tech-get-out-of-control.
 

Are You Addicted To Information Technology?

July 11th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 28 secs

It's-easy-to-let-information-tech-get-out-of-control.

It’s easy to let information tech get out of control.

There are plenty of addictions, but information technology? The answer is: yes, most definitely. Read the rest of this entry »

Is the pursuit of happiness really worth it?
 

The Way To Happiness

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

Is the pursuit of happiness really worth it?

Is the pursuit of happiness really worth it?

How do you get to happiness? Take the next left, keep going, then turn right and cross the bridge. That’s silly, isn’t it? But the way some people make it, the pathway to a satisfying life is a straightforward formula. Read the rest of this entry »

Feel like your life is going down the toilet? No pressure then...
How do you deal with life when it's stressful?

Stress And How To Handle It

July 9th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 23 secs

Feel like your life is going down the toilet? No pressure then...

Feel like your life is going down the toilet? No pressure then…

Stress is inevitable. Really. Don’t believe those guys who tell you that breathing deep, counting to ten, or creatively visualizing is going to get you out feeling uptight at least now and then. Read the rest of this entry »

How can anyone measure this kind of happiness?
 

Please No Gross National Happiness

July 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

How can anyone measure this kind of happiness?

How can anyone measure this kind of happiness?

We don’t need a Gross National Happiness. It’s meant to measure a nation’s average happiness in the same way economists measure Gross Domestic Product (or “GDP”). Read the rest of this entry »

Timely wise wishes can save a lot of heartache.
Wishes have value when there's wisdom in them.

Wise Wishes

July 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

Timely wise wishes can save a lot of heartache.

Timely wise wishes can save a lot of heartache.

I love wise quotes. To me they distil the thoughts of clever folk from all around the world. So this time, I want to celebrate wise wishes and, hopefully, give you cause for a knowing nod or two or three as you consider the insights others have already made about life: Read the rest of this entry »

Everybody needs peace and quiet in their life.
How much does silence influence your life?

The Power Of Silence

July 6th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 15 secs

Everybody needs peace and quiet in their life.

Everybody needs peace and quiet in their life.

You could be forgiven for thinking silence is empty and lacking in substance. Judging by the cacophony of sounds pouring out of stores as you walk along city streets or shopping malls, noise rules. While silence seems a stranger, rare and unfamiliar. Read the rest of this entry »

kid kindness
Ever heard the term, "Charity starts at home"?

Actually Charity Really Does Start At Home

July 4th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 35 secs

Giving is a great lesson to learn as a kid.

Giving is a great lesson to learn as a kid.

How often have you heard that term, “Charity starts at home”? Now think about what it means personally to you. Read the rest of this entry »

It's your life, after all.
 

Who Do You Want To Be?

July 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 41 secs

It's your life, after all.

It’s your life, after all.

Life, according to TV, is asking you, “Who do you want to be?” Do you want to be playful, sweet, and carefree? Or, all smooth and sophisticated, exuding a confident style? Read the rest of this entry »

Funny how kids avoid doing the dirty work.
Will future kids know how to handle life's mess?

Kids And Domesticity

July 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 26 secs

Funny how kids avoid doing the dirty work.

Funny how kids avoid doing the dirty work.

One of my favorite cleaning guru tips is to “soak it”. Ever since we were kids we learnt that, if you let anything soak, chances are it’ll turn out right. Read the rest of this entry »

Could your best times really  start now?
What can the present offer you that the future can't?

Right Now

July 1st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 53 secs

Could your best times really  start now?

Could your best times really start now?

Now. You haven’t got tomorrow. Not yet anyway. And yesterday? That’s gone the way of the dodo. Read the rest of this entry »