Mindfulness is a mental and physical technique you can use to focus your awareness on the present moment. Being in the moment helps you acknowledge, accept and cope with painful or intrusive thoughts, feelings and sensations. Mindfulness practice is simple, powerful, takes just a few minutes and can be done almost anywhere, so it can […]

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In the search for happiness, we often jump from one activity to another with the hope of finding contentment. Even the media constantly bombards us with the message that if we just eat at the right restaurant, find the perfect partner or have a perfect body then we will finally be happy. While each of […]

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How do we translate the intrinsic and valuable qualities of playfulness into adulthood? Can play, imagination, curiosity and invention be a part of every day? As an adult, you can reconnect to the playful spirit and untapped source of energy that are your birthright when you embrace these simple tools in your life.   Give […]

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1.  Stop comparing yourself to others.  People achieve success and fail at different rates. 2.  You’re not as fat as you think.  Besides, your body fat percentage  has no bearing on what makes you a quality human being. 3.  Exercise because it is good for your soul and not solely for your outward experience.  Appreciate your […]

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Staying motivated is a struggle — our drive is constantly assaulted by negative thoughts and anxiety about the future. Everyone faces doubt and depression. What separates the highly successful is the ability to keep moving forward. There is no simple solution for a lack of motivation. Even after beating it, the problem reappears at the […]

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To survive and thrive we need to find ways to deal with pressure and uncertainty. Here are 10 tips that will help you on a daily basis.   In late 1939 after the outbreak of World War II, the British government designed a number of morale boosting posters preempting the eventual mass bombings of the […]

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    My top 20 ways to be more creative each and every day:       1.      Get outside into nature – balcony, garden, park, beach, anywhere that has some greenery in it and find inspiration.   2.      Get on YouTube and learn how to do something new; knitting, jewellery making, sewing, drawing…and then […]

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1.   It is ethical and environmentally friendly   Being ethical and kind to the environment is so “in” right now, but we’ve been doing it for years. Buying clothes at the op shops cuts out the worry of whether or not it was made in a sweat shop. Buying second hand clothes and goods […]

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In our culture of multi-tasking, hyper-activity and praise for doing it all, taking the one at a time approach or (gasp) doing nothing at all can make us feel unproductive and unworthy. On the surface we do our damnedest to keep up, catch up, stay afloat and do more than everyone else, but at the heart of […]

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