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Archive for September, 2013

You can't always be good.
Your best always is a myth.

Getting Always Being Best Off Your Chest

September 10th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 9 secs

You can't always be good.

You can’t always be good.

Doing your level best takes constant effort. But we humans can’t sustain it in an even way. Instead, we have downtimes and struggles; sometimes falling into a heap or making a mess. Read the rest of this entry »

There's good to be had from patient toil.
Hard times are part of life. Not always wrong and sometimes good.

Some Hardship Is Good

September 9th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

There's good to be had from patient toil.

There’s good to be had from patient toil.

Craving comfort, I much prefer an easy life. But difficulty – as much as I don’t like it – does me good. Read the rest of this entry »

Australia is strange, but it has a heart.
Aussies quirky? Well it goes with the territory.

The Quirky Ways Of Australia

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

Australia is strange, but it has a heart.

Australia is strange, but it has a heart.

Of course Australians are quirky. It’s comes from living in the place. If you live elsewhere then you will no doubt expect Australia itself to be a strange and, of course, you’d be right. Read the rest of this entry »

Burying your long term hurts behind a smile is not the answer.
Deep personal hurts cannot be glossed over.

Happiness And Damaged Goods

September 7th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 59 secs

Burying your long term hurts behind a smile is not the answer.

Burying your long term hurts behind a smile is not the answer.

One of the key things purveyors of positive mental attitude don’t talk about is the influence of damage in people’s lives.

You can gloss over everything with a sunshine-y smile and a “relax, it’s all-fine” attitude. Yet, lifelong problems are not that easy to dismiss and, eventually, difficulties need to be dealt with. Read the rest of this entry »

Yes, you can even worry about your pets.
Is worry optional?

It’s A Worry

September 6th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 46 secs

Yes, you can even worry about your pets.

Yes, you can even worry about your pets.

Yes, worry. You might as well, especially as there are so many things to worry about.

First, there’s your general list. Are you okay paying off your home and those other debts? If you lost your job, what then? Read the rest of this entry »

It's okay to look like you. Really.
Body image brainwashing - is served daily.

Unhappiness Guaranteed

September 5th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 49 secs

It's okay to look like you. Really.

It’s okay to look like you. Really.

Thanks to perfection your unhappiness is assured. No matter how outstanding your outlook is, you are bound to feel plenty of disappointment. And that’s guaranteed. Read the rest of this entry »

Warning: this stuff is actually good for you.
The vast majority of food in supermarkets isn't especially healthy.

The Ultimate Healthy Superfood

September 4th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 10 secs

Warning: this stuff is actually good for you.

Warning: this stuff is actually good for you.

Click on any general website and you can expect a section on everything healthy. Drill down a bit and, inevitably, you’ll find tips and advice on what superfoods can do for you. Read the rest of this entry »

We expect respect. But what about kids?
Could parent child respect be a two way street?

Kids As Pets

September 3rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 46 secs

We expect respect. But what about kids?

We expect respect. But what about kids?

I’ve noticed something happening with kids in recent years. Having had fashions like indifferent parenting, and overly anxious helicopter parenting, kids are now being kept as pets. Read the rest of this entry »

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Everybody needs a hobby.

Go On Get A Hobby

September 2nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 31 secs

Having a hobby is energizing!

Having a hobby is energizing!

I’m sorry if the thought of getting a hobby sounds archaic. It shouldn’t. But with life pressing on all sides, the thought of setting aside time for another pursuit could be a turn off.

So why bother with hobbies? Well it’s like this: once they bite, you’re happily hooked. Read the rest of this entry »

Love covers those parts that we struggle over.
What love really does.

Love Goes a Long Way

September 1st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 2 secs

Love covers those parts that we struggle over.

Love covers those parts that we struggle over.

Love is a complicated business, isn’t it? One moment you are smitten and committed. Next, you want to run a mile and get out. But there is so much more to love than that. Read the rest of this entry »