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I Should have Bitten My Tongue

I really should have bitten my tongue, but when then is misunderstanding, prejudice or injustice, I am afraid I just can't help myself. There I was walking my dogs along a suburban footpath early one Sunday morning when a small dog of mixed designer breed came rushing out of a door, onto the street, towards… Continue reading I Should have Bitten My Tongue

Australia, blogging

Wisdom and New Year Beginnings -2022

As tempting as it is to recount the highlights of 2021 and the relative freedom we enjoyed in most of Australia; to do that now in the midst of the opening of the Covid floodgates that are occurring, this minute in our country, seems unfeeling and irrelevant. Australia was lucky - we had our bubble… Continue reading Wisdom and New Year Beginnings -2022

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blogging, Motivational

A Different Point of View – Writer’s Quote

Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet. Bob Marley Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. Marilyn Monroe https://alwayswrite.blog/writers-quotes-wednesday-writers-challenge/

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Is a Blog an Online Journal?

"There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." -Wayne Dyer Do you write in a journal? I've had many diaries - I just don't write in them, on a regular basis. To be truthful, I've started new journals more times than I can remember, being seduced… Continue reading Is a Blog an Online Journal?

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Finding a Kinder Inner Voice

Inner voices determine our mood and form part of our self-concept. There are times when listening to them is useful, but also times when those thoughts do not serve or support us. Credit: Meredith Gaston Some people will interpret a disagreement between two friends as aggression, and react in a defensive way even when it… Continue reading Finding a Kinder Inner Voice

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A Near Tragedy on Sunday

Despite checking all directions and rear cameras and side mirrors, I nearly reversed over a child, backing out of my driveway, this morning. The young boy was scooting along so quickly on one of those mini scooters and being so small, I couldn't see any sign of him until the rear of the car was… Continue reading A Near Tragedy on Sunday

blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Reflections – Happiness

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." --Nathaniel Hawthorne Photo by Ahmed Aqtai on Pexels.com Appreciate life even when it's not ideal. Happiness is not the fulfillment of what we wish for, but an appreciation for what we… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Happiness

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Sunday Sayings – Meditation

A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation

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Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

Recently I have been writing about how we can listen better to what others are saying with the intention of improving our communication. Effective listening incorporates taking note of the pitch, rate and timbre of the voice as well as facial expressions, non-verbal postures or actions. Non-Verbal Communication " Watch out for the man whose… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Better Communication and Listening

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The Destination or Pathway of Life

That old adage... Life is a journey, not a destination! Have you heard it? I have been pondering my own journey, my own path, of late. Many of us start keen, enthusiastic, running and jumping through the years, none too concerned about potholes or hazards dismissed as temporary obstacles along my path. I tended to… Continue reading The Destination or Pathway of Life

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A Moral Dilemma

Moth: "I gave you my life." Flame: "I allowed you to kiss me.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.~ Mark Twain We might sit in the privileged sector of the world looking aghast at… Continue reading A Moral Dilemma