Scallywag

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.

~ Bertrand Russell ~

What’s Your Strength?

October 8th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 8 secs

Yes there are strengths in all of us.

Yes there are strengths in all of us.

Tell me, what is your best strength? No need to analyze too much. Just rattle off what comes to your mind first. [Read on …]

Really What If

September 27th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 23 secs

Is it time to cross the bridge of possibility?

Is it time to cross the bridge of possibility?

Imagining what your life would be like under different circumstances is a good thing to do. If nothing else, it blows the cobwebs away, helping you see how you are really living. Combine that with the power of possibilities and it’s guaranteed to get you thinking. [Read on …]

How To Minimise Misunderstandings

September 17th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 10 secs

How many times have you argued over what was a genuine misunderstanding?

How many times have you argued over what was a genuine misunderstanding?

I wonder how many people have died as a result of misunderstandings. How many relationships have been put to the sword because of what people thought, even though it wasn’t even true? [Read on …]

Bad News

September 5th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 2 secs

Sometimes there's just too much bad news.

Sometimes there’s just too much bad news.

Bad news sells. Despite calls for news to be more focused on positive events, our “need to know” pulls us toward information that, if not weighty, is downright nasty. [Read on …]

A Matter Of Life And Death

September 1st, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 57 secs

Death is just a part of life.

Side by side: death and life.

You and I live beside a thin dividing line. All our dreams, plans, and desires flow on toward an infinitely distant horizon. While todays worries, uncertainties, and slights can so preoccupy our minds it’s a struggle to get our mind anywhere beyond the here and now. [Read on …]

Building A Better Life

August 15th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 16 secs

Enjoying a good life.

Enjoying a good life.

A better life does not mean more add ons. If anything, it’s precisely the opposite. [Read on …]

That’s Not Love

August 9th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 49 secs

Love is for everyone.

Love is for everyone.

Since when did you have to be fabulously good looking to be lucky in love? You might not agree but an awful lot of people own that belief: hook, line, and sinker. [Read on …]

What Google Isn’t

August 2nd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 11 secs

The real world is better than the Web.

The real world is better than the Web.

Just Google it”. Of course, you can find out pretty much everything when you type it into a search engine. At least, so it seems. [Read on …]

What You Can Do About Cruelty?

July 24th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 55 secs

Nobody needs to be vindictive or cruel.

Nobody needs to be vindictive or cruel.

As the world has witnessed, humans have the capacity for unspeakable cruelty and stupidity. When – as it now appears – separatists in the Ukraine shot down a Malaysian Airlines plane flying high above the region in a designated air corridor, we were shocked yet again by this side of human behavior. And yet, when it comes to cruelty, it has always been so. [Read on …]

An Inkling About Overthinking

July 12th, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 42 secs

Overthinking... Do you think?

Overthinking… Do you think?

Ever feel you are thinking too much? When we can’t stay on track because other ideas keep distracting us we blame overthinking. But that’s not the problem at all. [Read on …]