fjord norway with jetty
blogging, Philosophy

The World in Our Mind

Experts lay the origin of certain mental health complaints squarely at the foot of one's early life experiences. That said, can they really account for as much as is suggested? If not, should psychological interventions be tailored to take this thought into account? Environment and Genetics - Nature versus Nurture. Marsha hosts a Writer’s Quotes… Continue reading The World in Our Mind

Australia, blogging

How is Australia like Europe?

Often time in comments with other bloggers, we compare our lives in various parts of the world. People approaching retirement seek a lifestyle change. Country folks who have farmed all their lives will often move to the city whilst city dwellers move to the beach or a quiet country areas. In selecting where we live… Continue reading How is Australia like Europe?

sun rising over water at the baech
Philosophy

Ways to Improve Life during the Year of Covid

“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events. It is from numberless, diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or… Continue reading Ways to Improve Life during the Year of Covid

boardwalk at the beach
Mental Health

Retiring to a Seachange

I’m ‘pulling up stumps,’ I declared. I was announcing to friends that I was to leave my inner-city lifestyle and was moving to a Home by the Sea. A Seachange is the correct word, I believe. "What. Why?" was the plaintive responses from colleagues and friends. "Why move further out? That's a long commute." Especially… Continue reading Retiring to a Seachange

market
blogging

When Marketing Gets It Wrong

Do you read Product Reviews before buying a product? The content of product reviews are increasingly influential for the public, when it comes to future purchasing choices. The opinion of the majority, or, the 'herd,' also known as 'Group think,' is seen as paramount, as we discussed in a previous post . Marketing techniques that… Continue reading When Marketing Gets It Wrong

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

History & Traditions, Philosophy

Living History 100 years ago

Margaret uses a Box iron - that is heated on the fire to iron her clothes. She cooks all her meals and bakes her own bread in a pot oven, over the open fire. She lives in a house without electricity and modern conveniences. This is not a reality show where we are taken back… Continue reading Living History 100 years ago

Australia, Community, Environment

Where are you going, Australia?

Australia Day 2020 Today is Australia Day, or if you are a First Nation person, you might call it Invasion Day. Back in 1788, the "First Fleet." of British ships arrived on Australia's eastern coast and began establishing a British colony. The British considered the Australian continent unoccupied - as the indigenous peoples were not… Continue reading Where are you going, Australia?

sandy beach
Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Exercise – I hate it, so I found a solution.

When you live in a hot climate, exercising is hard. The will to jog or pump iron in the blistering heat of a steamy summer's day, is almost impossible to find. Adder Rock Entering my fifth decade, I discovered that if I didn’t exercise regularly and followed my ever increasing sedentary lifestyle, my body and… Continue reading Exercise – I hate it, so I found a solution.

table overlooking the sea
Community

A Seachange

A Home by the Sea

How does one handle change?

Change might be disruptive and jolting, a shock to the system but it also heralds new possibilities and opportunities.

I will soon be moving to a new location. A new house, new area, new neighbours. It is exciting but a little daunting.

Some of you know that we have been prepping for this move for over a year and soon it will become reality. Add to that, I will be semi-retired- whatever that means?

Have you some moving tips for me? Last year when I moved to my current townhouse, I become stressed out and exhausted. I used to be an ace at moving house, when I was in my twenties and moving flats every year or so.

Thirty years on, I am older and need some tips on making it less stressful.

I would love to hear your suggestions.

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Food

Work Lunch Done – Quinoa Salad

This salad has something a little different for ingredients and looks great on the table due to its intense color and flavour. All the more perfect and refreshing, if it is summer, in your part of the world! If you are looking to make a quick lunch, possibly to take to work, and still have… Continue reading Work Lunch Done – Quinoa Salad

Australia

My New Blog – Seachange.home.blog

As some of you may know, I am preparing for the next stage of my life. Retirement from work. It is a few years off yet, however I do like to be prepared. To this end, we are building a future home at the beach. A new home means a new blog called A Home… Continue reading My New Blog – Seachange.home.blog