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Archive for October, 2013

Is happiness fickle?
 

The Fickleness Of Happiness

October 31st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 32 secs

Is happiness fickle?

Is happiness fickle?

Ah, happiness. You can be trucking along, happy as a pig in clover and then, next minute, misery. Yes, things happen that can wipe the smile of anyone’s face. When they do, our mood goes too. Read the rest of this entry »

Some people are always looking for something new to be happy.
Actually, happiness isn't "out there".

Happy Ways

October 30th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 47 secs

Some people are always looking for something new to be happy.

Some people are always looking for something new to be happy.

Stumbling across Reverend Robert Spitzer’s online article about “The Four Levels Of Happiness, I couldn’t help but be impressed. Read the rest of this entry »

We're glad to have these in our backyard.
We love our opera house... though you wouldn't pick Australians a nation of opera lovers, would you?

Crazy Australians

October 29th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 8 secs

We're glad to have these in our backyard.

We’re glad to have these in our backyard.

Are Australians that crazy? Seems plenty of people think so. But being one myself I’d say Aussie definitely see things differently, don’t they? Read the rest of this entry »

Habits are really shorthand actions.
How well do you known the patterns of you own behavior?

Spotting Patterns

October 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 40 secs

Habits are really shorthand actions.

Habits are really shorthand actions.

Yes, patterns are everywhere. While they are obvious in fabrics, fashion, furnishings, and layout, there are a myriad of others woven into daily life. And, quite a few of them are created by you. Read the rest of this entry »

Good designs work well and with a minimum of fuss.
Ever wish the things you use were simpler to operate?

Simple Things

October 28th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 24 secs

Good designs work well and with a minimum of fuss.

Good designs work well and with a minimum of fuss.

Appreciating simple things makes life sweeter. So it’s a shame modern life is beset with so much that’s poorly designed. Read the rest of this entry »

Life on a Tasmanian beach.
Some people dream of a beach life.

Life’s A Beach Isn’t It?

October 26th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 27 secs

Life on a Tasmanian beach.

Life on a Tasmanian beach.

Life is a bitch and then you die”, is that right? Well, actually, no.

Is life is a beach, a mountain, a vast plain, a city, town, and suburb? Partly. But whatever and wherever it is, life is bigger than our imaginings. Read the rest of this entry »

You don't have to do this. Biut it probably wouldn't hurt.
Will you please get your butt out of the way?

Is Your Bottom Killing You?

October 25th, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 9 secs

You don't have to do this. Biut it probably wouldn't hurt.

You don’t have to do this. Biut it probably wouldn’t hurt.

You might not think your backside is a serious risk to your health. But that’s the unequivocal warning that is coming from health scientists. Your bottom is dangerous. Read the rest of this entry »

Can comfort come from honesty and belonging?
Dispite the risks, sincerity is necessary for ultimate comfort.

Real Comfort Takes Risks

October 23rd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 4 secs

Can comfort come from honesty and belonging?

Can comfort come from honesty and belonging?

There’s something odd about comfort. You’d expect it’s about excluding vulnerabilities and making everything cushy. Only, that’s not a recipe for comfort but a formula for boredom. Read the rest of this entry »

How we show love reveals our beliefs.
A simple formula for deeper relationships: love the people you are with.

Love And How You Show It

October 22nd, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 23 secs

How we show love reveals our beliefs.

How we show love reveals our beliefs.

You grew up learning about love from your parents. At least, that’s the theory. But that’s not always possible. Sometimes someone else steps into your life, revealing more of a love that you can cling to. Read the rest of this entry »

Crucially, ice cream was developed early.
There are many kinds of firsts and many are well worth remembering.

A First For Everything

October 21st, 2013 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 6 secs

Crucially, ice cream was developed early.

Crucially, ice cream was developed early.

Did you know that the first person to be fined for speeding was Walter Arnold in 1896? Apparently, this reckless British driver was doing an outrageous 8 mph in a 2 mph zone. So there really is a first for everything. Read the rest of this entry »