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A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song

Clarkson wrote this song about emotional abuse and neglect of a troubled parent/s.when she was 16 years old in less than 25 minutes. https://youtu.be/Ra-Om7UMSJc It briefly and pointedly describes about how Clarkson reacted to her parents divorcing when she was 6 years old. The song, she admits, has a depressing tone and yet has become… Continue reading A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song

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Smiling is an Art that Comes from the Heart

"Smiling is an Art that comes from the heart and should be practised all the time," so said my first Yoga teacher at the end of every class. Smiling is something that is vital and costs nothing to share with others. It is a beautiful message to those with whom you interact. Blogger Marlene inspires… Continue reading Smiling is an Art that Comes from the Heart

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Only in Australia – Mini Schnauzer Dog versus Curlew Bird

Location: Shopping centre car park Protagonist: A Mother Curlew Supporting cast: Miniature Schnauzer Dog and Owners Action: Curlew repeatedly confronts the Mini Schnauzer, screaming and batting its fully-spread wings. The Dog owners think this is mildly amusing. The Schnauzer is one minute brave, the next hesitant. The Bird follows the Schnauzer in a threatening manner,… Continue reading Only in Australia – Mini Schnauzer Dog versus Curlew Bird

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Searching for the Silver Lining to Horse Racing and Halloween

It is the race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup Horse Race is the richest and perhaps the longest horse race in the world. Held on the first Tuesday in November, in Melbourne Australia, almost every Australian participates in some way in a Melbourne Cup lunch and associated community "sweepstake," - usually for the… Continue reading Searching for the Silver Lining to Horse Racing and Halloween

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Why You Shouldn’t Believe in Halloween

Following on from my recent Ghost Story, I didn't grow up with the Halloween tradition and as such, I don't feel the intense need to place a 'ZOMBIE CROSSING,' sign and plaster it in my front garden on October 31 each year. Nor do I relish having an imprint of a hand on my door/window/car… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Believe in Halloween

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When You See Strange Ghosts

I was young, probably the youngest student in the group. Out of the intake of 20 or so girls and two older guys, I had only just turned 17. I had to wait until my birthday before I could start training at the old hospital, as a Student Nurse. All the trainees were eager to… Continue reading When You See Strange Ghosts