Scallywag

Happiness is like a kiss...you must share it to enjoy it.

~ Author Unknown ~

Archive for March, 2014

Despair and depression aren't always obvious.
When it comes to depression children are vulnerable too.

Unhappy Kids

March 30th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 56 secs

Despair and depression aren't always obvious.

Despair and depression aren’t always obvious.

Depression and children might seem like an unlikely mix. But it happens and we need to be mindful of its effect. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy but frazzled
Happiness is for real people, not faux fanatics.

Happy People Have Problems Too

March 26th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Happy but frazzled

Happy but frazzled

Remarkable as it seems, happy people are beset with troubles too. Their satisfaction isn’t based on their good fortune but on the unique way they view the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Working together
Getting important things done is never a solitary process.

Why Things Go Better With Folk

March 23rd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 37 secs

Team work

Team work

You cannot work alone. As much as some of us want to, it’s just not possible. For as long as we live in this world, we share this life (whether we want to or not). Read the rest of this entry »

How can we make life feel more fulfilling?
Is being busy enough to make life better?

Making Life Better

March 19th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 34 secs

How can we make life feel more fulfilling?

How can we make life feel more fulfilling?

What makes life better? It’s a big question but one that every one of us need to weight up. Read the rest of this entry »

When we are our genuine self there's no need to compete.
"Just as I am", is enough.

Drop Your Guard

March 17th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 26 secs

When we are our genuine self there's no need to compete.

When we are our genuine self there’s no need to compete.

People compete. At all sorts of levels, you will find folk trying to outdo you, undercut you, impress, and distress. It seems life teems with competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Family life can be cruel too.
A lot of cruelty hides behind family.

Nasty Families

March 14th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 18 secs

Family life can be cruel too.

Family life can be cruel too.

Why don’t counselors ever mention nasty families? Are they implying they don’t exist? Or is it just “not done” to label with such names?

Certainly words like “nasty”, “cruel”, and “brutal” are avoided. Though who hasn’t met people from families that have these properties? Read the rest of this entry »

The appeal of running away.
How far do you have to run to really feel free?

Running Away

March 11th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 13 secs

The appeal of running away.

The appeal of running away.

Are you ready to run away now? Have you got everything packed? Or, are you still playing with the idea? Read the rest of this entry »

When it comes to learning the sky is the limit.
Shouldn't we leave learning to the experts?

Keep Learning Or Die

March 7th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 26 secs

When it comes to learning the sky is the limit.

When it comes to learning the sky is the limit.

There’s more to learning than we ever found out about at school. There, the basics of reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic were meant to spell out precisely what was necessary to get on with life. If only it were that simple. Read the rest of this entry »

Don't even think about it.
There is more to manners than remembering your "P's".

The Language Of Manners

March 4th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 34 secs

Don't even think about it.

Don’t even think about it.

Try manners? Why should I?” Too bad too many people are clueless on this matter. Read the rest of this entry »

Hurt has a way of hanging around.
The crucial aspect of hurt is growing through it.

What Changed You?

March 3rd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 13 secs

Hurt has a way of hanging around.

Hurt has a way of hanging around.

When it happened you changed. You might not have seen it coming. But it was inevitably going to be a mess and it was: a train wreck. Read the rest of this entry »