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

country building Australia
Australia, blogging

Children of Victorian England

In the 1800's in Victorian England, scores of children under the age of 20, roamed the streets in a Dickensian world, eeking out an existence made famous in the 1968 movie, Oliver. In the day, Britain feared a French revolution might erupt within the lower classes and so wished to contain this potential political menace… Continue reading Children of Victorian England

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

shopping centre with consumers
Australia

Post LockDown Possibilities for Retail Centres

Worst-case Scenario I think we all are aware that brands and stores may not survive the financial hiatus resulting from the pandemic. Together with the shift in the popularity of online shopping, the enforced elimination of in-person appointments and alternative home delivery methods, what if shopping malls could become a relic of the past? Already… Continue reading Post LockDown Possibilities for Retail Centres

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

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

Cakes, cookies, biscuits and Home Bake, Travel

Michelin Meal in Japan II

Michelin Star Restaurants Most of us are familiar with 'Michelin stars - the rating system for high-class restaurants the world over. Those highly sought after Michelin stars are indicative of excellence in consistency, presentation of food and mastery of technique. What would you do if you were presented with a Michelin meal you couldn't eat?… Continue reading Michelin Meal in Japan II

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

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blogging

Too Much Screen Time?

I stumbled upon the Page info on my dashboard this morning. Under Privacy and History, it tells you amongst other things - how many times you hvae visited the dashboard page of WordPress. Note - this computer was re-installed/upgraded about six months ago, so this is just a spit in the ocean of how many… Continue reading Too Much Screen Time?

Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Saying -Misinformation and Communication

In this regular Sunday post, I welcome discussion of traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within their succinct words. Not only do they have an ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age, they may also impart knowledge; a knowledge that is passed to us in much the… Continue reading Sunday Saying -Misinformation and Communication

Community, Environment

All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

It was a Saturday morning, 2012 and my phone rang impatiently. When I picked it up, an unfamiliar voice asked, "Is that Amanda?" "That is me," I answered. "Yeh?" [pause] " It's Susie. I' ve got your crap here." "Sorry," I said, about to hang up, thinking that this was a prank call. But then… Continue reading All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Trees and Doors

Weekly Quote Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog which morphed into Sunday Sayings. I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Weekly Proverb "The… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Trees and Doors