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Some New Year Thoughts

It’s always good to have New Year’s resolutions but by February, many people have already fallen off the wagon. How are you travelling with your resolutions? Mine is to learn Mandarin as I’ll be spending a lot of time in China. Continue reading

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Life’s Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter

I came across this article on success in Wayne Mansfield’s newsletter, The Maverick Spirit. The points are a summary of Hal Urban’s book with the above title. Great tips for yourself and also to instil in the children in your life. Continue reading

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It’s All About Balance

Who thinks they lead busy lives? Who feels overwhelmed by the demands on their time? I would say most of you said ‘me’. The sensational advances in technology make communication and everything else in our lives, so much more efficient. The problem is, we think we have to do absolutely EVERYTHING and it all has to be done TODAY! The fact is, it doesn’t. Continue reading

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Loving Your Wobbly Bits

I was at a breakfast meeting yesterday morning where the guest speaker was the seven times world champion marathon swimmer, Shelley Taylor-Smith. She now runs a company called ‘Champion Mindset’ (www.championmindset.com.au), through which she trains champions in all walks of life. She is certainly well qualified to talk about what makes a champion since she still holds the world marathon swimming record and was the instigator of this sport being added to the Olympic Games. Continue reading

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Laughter IS the Best Medicine

Do you know what happens to your body when you laugh? There has been lots of research carried out both in America and Australia on how laughter affects our immune system. Some of that research has shown that the endorphins released during laughter can be harnessed to control chronic pain. This research has also shown what happens to your body when you laugh. Continue reading

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How to Climb Mountains ~ by Paulo Coelho

Choose the mountain you want to climb:
don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as ‘that one’s more beautiful’ or ‘this one’s easier’. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach your objective, so you’re the only one responsible and you should be sure of what you’re doing. Continue reading

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His name was Fleming

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog. Continue reading

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