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Random act of flowers

As I bought flowers for the office this morning, I realised it had been a while since I’d bought a bunch of flowers for a stranger. I wondered why it had been so long since I’d committed this random act of kindness. Was I too self-absorbed? Had I pulled back on being kind? But then [...]

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NOW IS THE WINTER OF OUR DISCONNECT

There’s a great cartoon floating around Facebook at the moment, with a man wearing a plastic Queen Anne collar (the kind a dog wears after surgery), designed to keep him from incessantly checking his phone. The past twenty years has seen a mad-paced technological invasion into our already full-packed and full-paced lives. Our generation of [...]

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TAKING NOTICE

Last week I was inundated with gifts from the grades five and six kids from Arthur’s Creek Primary school. I’d spent a few months last term getting to know them all as their resident ‘Strengths Teacher’, and had been invited back for a thank you lunch. As I entered the classroom they all leapt out [...]

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The Strength of Teaching

‘Teaching is a privilege’, I heard someone say on ABC radio just now. I concurred with a nod of my head and a ‘sure is!’ out loud.  It got me thinking how much I miss teaching, after hanging up my teacher’s hat a few years back. I’d taught editing and writing at a TAFE college [...]

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FROM LITTLE THINGS, BIG THINGS GROW

I believe we need more kindness in the world, as so many of us go about our day barely making a blip on another’s radar.  Recipients of Random Acts of Kindness are noticed. It’s kind of like winning a mini lottery when you didn’t even buy a ticket. Being intentionally kind to another is elevating. [...]

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Appreciating Beauty and Excellence

When I am moved by nature, art, the innocent gaze of a child, or a wonderful book, I am buoyant for a moment in time or – in the case of a good book – for much, much longer. …As was with a magnificent book I recently read: Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend, by Matthew [...]

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HAPPINESS – A GEM OF A CONFERENCE

I spent three days last week at the ‘Happiness and its Causes’ conference in Sydney where we listened to great words of wisdom from world leaders, researches and entertainers, all with the over-arching theme of ‘Life Death and Everything’.  The line-up included the likes of Sogyal Rinpoche (Author of The Tibetan Book of Living and [...]

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Welcome to my inaugural blog post, From Strength to Strength

It’s been a long time coming, and coincides with the all new and shiny website – same address, different look: www.fionatrembath.com – so please click and visit. You’ll find lots of interesting stuff, some great new products and what’s new in my ‘strength world’. The aim of this blog  is to introduce you to the [...]

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