Category Archives: Motivational

Picky about Pikelets – Anzac Day Traditions

Teatime? Try a quick mix pikelet. They may not be the smashed avocado on sourdough, or the fashionable Baci, but they taste seriously good, especially when served warm with topping. Very Australian! Perfect for Anzac Day traditions and treats. Continue reading

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Is Every Day a New Adventure, or Not?

Today we call ourselves developed, as if we have nothing left to learn. But in a hundred years, when people look back at our generation, will they too ask themselves: how did anyone accept that world? When we look at other … Continue reading

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Survivors – FMFW Day 18 – Worth and Day 22 – Value

How Three Survivors of Suicide Spent Their Last Days On Earth – http://wp.me/p6xgta-oS Incredibly powerful stories, revealing in the way the writers take the reader into their heads and reveal their thinking. As a young person, I worked as a … Continue reading

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“Why I never smoked” Guest post!

Originally posted on The happy Quitter!:
Willow, my blogging friend from Willow’s corner, wrote a different guest posts and it hit home, I had to swallow hard,when I read about her twin sister. In her humorous, candid way she wrote a…

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Left to Pick Up the Pieces

There can only be one thing more nightmarish than hell itself, and that is to lose a child to suicide. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that a young life is lost. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that the person has felt such emptiness and despair. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that someone could feel so lacking in hope, consumed with mental pain and anguish that this was even considered an option. And yet for their own family, who are left somehow to pick up the pieces, the consequences of this act can be so viscerally devastating, it is akin to a nightmare without end. Is it a selfish act? An aberrant impulse? A distorted or dysfunctional thought? Continue reading

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Is Life too Stressful? A Different Take on Handling Stress

There’s a lot of people in this world who are ‘stressed.’ PicsArt camera app

There’s a lot of people in this world who feel ‘stressed.’ PicsArt camera app

Many of us have attended workshops titled ‘what is stress?’, ‘How to handle stress’ etc. They offer basic practical tips, but do they really address the underlying behaviours we exhibit, or why we might react in this way? With a little research, I was able to find a different ways of looking at and handling stress. Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think more deeply about something. Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – Favourite Quote from a Book

DAY 28. – Jonathan Wunrow – Adventure Inward: A Risk-Taker’s Book of Quotes Where else does one find a quote, but in a book of quotes. Jonathan is a rock climber and mountaineer, and has been stuck in places where … Continue reading

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Anorexia – Beauty is more than skin deep

“Food is life. And that’s the problem. When you’re alive, people can hurt you. It’s easier to crawl into a bone cage or a snowdrift of confusion. It’s easier to lock everybody out.
But it’s a lie.” Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of … Continue reading

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Don’t Argue With Idiots! 1 minute of wisdom :)

How far would you go to prove a point? Have you climbed a mountain to convince the masses?   Don’t waste your time arguing with idiots, it could cost you your life. Something to ponder about.

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Are You OK?

Charlotte Dawson’s tragic death, reminded me of a recent campaign that highlighted the issue of mental illness, primarily depression and suicide, in our community. The R U OK? Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging all people to regularly … Continue reading

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Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

It is so very easy to follow routines every day, release the brakes on the weekends,  or days off, and let “life [be], what happens to you, while you’re busy making other plans”, as John Lennon famously sang. If  you … Continue reading

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Wise words from Marc and Angel – To Don’t List

Marc and Angel have been a great source of positive inspiration for me. Here they remind us that sometimes the focus should be not so much on doing the “right things” but more stop doing the “wrong things” and you … Continue reading

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