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Planting Seeds of Greatness

Everyone has been affected by a teacher at some point of their life. And given October 5th was World Teachers’ Day – a UNESCO initiative, ‘devoted to appreciating, assessing, and improving the educators of the world,’ I think it’s timely we take our collective hats off to teachers everywhere. (http://www.worldteachersday.org) Teaching is one of the [...]

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The Sounds of Music

I have a confession to make: I play the piano accordion. True story. And tomorrow I have my first ukulele lesson. Ditto. Are you still with me? Good. Now that the cat is out of the bag, let me backtrack and give you the full Accordion Story. Way back in the dark ages (around 45 [...]

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Laughing Matters

When was the last time you laughed? I mean, really laughed? For me, it was yesterday in yoga. I started our first balancing pose off on the wrong foot, because as soon as the yoga teacher told us to ‘focus on a spot on the wall in front of you’, I found myself inwardly laughing [...]

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UNREAL BANANA PEEL!

I read an interesting, albeit brief, article on ‘authenticity’ today by Gretel Killeen, who is appearing in the up-coming Happiness Conference here in Melbourne. (http://www.happinessanditscauses.com.au) …Which got me thinking: what exactly, is ‘authenticity’? Authenticity is about being genuine, being real, and having congruence between who you say you are and who you really are. It’s [...]

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FUNNY HA HA

I like to laugh, and I like to make others laugh. All those endorphins running wild, all that serotonin pinging and popping… It’s better than chocolate. Laughter is very, very good for you.  According to research, when you make people laugh, it broadens and builds their perspective and they’re more likely to come up with [...]

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JUST DOING IT

Okay, so this is what you have to do: Stop complaining to yourself about yourself, stop telling yourself the same story over and over about how you could have/should have done something different/better, and stop ruminating about what could have been and should have been. Just stop! Stories can empower or disempower us. They can [...]

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LMAO

I’m happy to report that one of my top strengths is ‘humour and playfulness’. Funny, isn’t it? Well, it would be if you knew how pessimistic and depressed I can be. Or perhaps that’s more ironic than funny. Whatever. Funny is good. Humour sure has got me through some bad patches in my life. I’d [...]

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