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Motivational

Herd Mentality

The Honey bee is successful because it is a master of teamwork and collective decision making. They use their communication system to allow good decisions to spread and diminish information that is unhelpful. Joanne Reed According to Author Joanne Reed, humans in a group, are influenced by what the majority of others are thinking, or… Continue reading Herd Mentality

Mental Health, Motivational

You are Not Alone

I came across an interview as a follow on from a friend's blog. It was on a sensitive topic. I have lived through a family member's depressive and suicidal behaviour, and spent a long time trying to analyse and digest what and why. There are always questions and no answers. A puzzle that is never… Continue reading You are Not Alone

History & Traditions, Motivational, Philosophy

Weekly Quote and Proverb

Proverbs and Quotes provide us with wisdom from days past. These words, generally anonymous and uttered so succinctly, can teach us so much, in just a few words. Here are this week offerings: The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's - Polish Proverb In these times of pandemic and… Continue reading Weekly Quote and Proverb

Australia, blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Overcoming Adversity

I am a bit late with posting my Sunday Sayings quote as it is now Monday afternoon, in Australia. I don't want writing a regular blog post to become a chore, for then I feel sure my writing would lose spontaneity and appeal, so if I can't think of anything useful to write, I won't… Continue reading Overcoming Adversity

Motivational

Playing the Devil’s Advocate

Why do we think negatively when we know better? "If I expect the worst, I am pleasantly surprised when something turns out well." Such an approach to life situations, is modus operandi for some members of my family. I do get why people do get into the habit. I used to do this myself. Some… Continue reading Playing the Devil’s Advocate

Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Dissatisfaction

Are You Expecting Too Much? Is it time to evaluate or eliminate unreasonable rules and expectations. When we are feeling a bit dissatisfied with the way life is, we tend to make judgements about other's actions that are somewhat misaligned or skewed. We might miscontrue their intentions, place expectations on others and inadvertantly set up… Continue reading Dissatisfaction

Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Challenging Thoughts and Reality

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius If you think of yourself as the best thing since sliced bread, that will become your reality. Likewise, if you think you are broken, or a failure, then in all likelihood, you will feel broken and miserable. If you feel you… Continue reading Challenging Thoughts and Reality

Launceston
Australia, Motivational, Philosophy

Resolution When All is Lost

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.Henry David Thoreau Ecosystems, in many areas of the earth, appear to be resolving certain environmental issues in their own way. In these strange times of Corona pandemic. What does Resolution represent to you? Here is another thought.… Continue reading Resolution When All is Lost

Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Procrastination

Dr Robert Boice spent two decades delving into the minds of writers to work out why they are so easily distracted. He found that master procrastinators are suckers for falling for the short term hit at the expense of their long-term goal. blog.reedsy.com/learning/courses/writing/stop-procrastinating-and-build-a-rock-solid-writing-routine/kill-procrastination-gremlins/ People prone to procrastination place a disproportionate focus on the outcome, rather… Continue reading Procrastination

Motivational

Leadership

Weekly Quotes "There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss. Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust." - Klaus Balkenhol "Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be." --Ralph Waldo… Continue reading Leadership

Cedar Creek, Australia
Mental Health, Motivational

Dealing with Thoughts

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend. - Jim Harrison Self-Talk Most of us have some kind of inner dialogue within our minds, that is the manifestation of our thoughts. Sometimes our self-talk or thoughts are kind… Continue reading Dealing with Thoughts

Japanese garden
Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday sayings – Frustration Tolerance

Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealousy, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." - Ken Keyes Jr. Frustration is an emotion that arises from challenges that stand in the way of us achieving our goals. How we deal with frustration depends on how much we… Continue reading Sunday sayings – Frustration Tolerance

blogging, Community, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Focus in Isolation

From The Treasury of Proverbs and Epigrams, kindly given to me by LeggyPeggy comes these wisdoms: It may be hard to work, but it must be harder to want.Employment is natures' physician.The confidence of ability is ability. and finally, Learn the luxury of doing good. Counteracting the Negative Feeling pessimistic about the future of the… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Focus in Isolation