I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs, … Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs and Sayings from around the World
In Denmark last year, a wall spoke to the world, and the world spoke on the wall! 2000 wooden boards were used to create an interesting visual barrier, around a construction zone, in the center of the city. The purpose was to create an interactive pixel screen that could be personalized, by each member of the public, in an artistic way.
Socialising does not come easily for everyone. As hard as they try.... For some people, social anxiety and harassment comes hand in hand and bullying can take place at school, home and in the workplace. How they cope or don't cope with it, can have a huge impact on their lives. My son is still … Continue reading How to Stop Worrying about What People Think – social anxiety and bullying
Self-respect Self respect is a basic physiological need. If our basic needs for self- respect are not met, we may become depressed, socially anxious, withdrawn or stressed. Marc and Angel has some thoughts on this matter this week: If you ever felt you are not being good enough… Don’t be too hard on yourself. There … Continue reading Self – Respect – Are we good enough for ourselves?
"Letting go of the past is your first step towards happiness. You are not your past failures. You are not your past habits. You are not how others have at one time treated you. You are only who you think you are right now in this moment. You are only what you do right now … Continue reading Wise Words from Marc and Angel
Marc and Angel always have incredibly profound words for me. I have abridged their content and distilled the essence of their words to the all important phrases and added some ideas from my own experiences. I hope these have meaning for you. They definitely have meaning for me. Are your habits and routines sucking up … Continue reading Old Habits that make you Unhappy
Marc and Angel always have incredibly profound words for me. I have abridged their content and distilled the essence of their words to the all important phrases and added some ideas from my own experiences. I hope these have meaning for you. They definitely have meaning for me. Are your habits and routines sucking up … Continue reading More wise words from Marc and Angel (cont’d)
Are your habits and routines sucking up your happiness? Oftentimes we unknowingly hold on to little, obsessive habits that cause us a great deal of stress and unhappiness. Even when we feel that something is wrong, we fail to seek the changes we need to make and instead cling to what’s not working, simply because it’s what we’re accustomed to. It is familiarity, that makes us feel secure, whilst causing us unnecessary stress. It’s time to give up the habits that no longer serve your well-being and embrace the positive changes you need to be happy. Today is the perfect day to give up… 1. Worrying about… everything.
1. Perfectionism “If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” ―Leo Tolstoy Every one of us is a perfectionist about something. Learn to sense when your desire to make something perfect is preventing you from getting it done. Realize that the idea of perfection is not only unachievable, it can destroy your otherwise productive … Continue reading Thoughts from Marc and Angel
Wise words from this wonderful site: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/02/22/8-places-happy-people-find-peace/#more-574 The Mindset of Forgiveness When someone has hurt you, it’s hard to be peaceful. But you do it anyway because you know peace is the only battle worth waging. Peace is beautiful; it is the manifestation of your love, and the best resolution for a brighter future. Being … Continue reading Places where you can find Peace in your life.