Archive for the 'Wisdom' Category

My Big Fat Geek Book

I’m currently reading a big fat book. It’s 800 pages long, is in hardcover and weighs about a kilo. The name of this book: Character Strengths and Virtues, A Handbook and Classification, by Christopher Peterson and Martin E. P. Seligman. I started reading this book, in earnest, about three weeks ago. (Prior to that, I’d [...]

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Go ahead, make my (mother’s) day

Once a month I am a guest on ABC Radio’s Overnights program, where Trevor Chappell and I chew the fat and chat about random topics that we hope entertain and engage our listeners. Sometimes the topics are light and fluffy and fun (ie, ‘Do you have a hidden super power?’; ‘What useless gadgets do you [...]

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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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The Wisdom of Hindsight

There are some people who just ooze wisdom, like Po, the Kung Fu master to Grasshopper, in the classic movie featuring a young David Carradine. And you can’t go past the Dalai Lama, who, for me sits top of the Wisdom Charts.  Then there’s the iconic movie, Karate Kid, with the infamous line: ‘Wax on, [...]

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