The Power of Positive Attention

Researchers studying stress management have discovered that the average person is consciously aware of, or pays attention to, around 20,000 things per day.  From internal thoughts to external stimuli. They also looked at the ratio of what we attend to in terms of negative and positive, and found that we …

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Six things you can stop worrying about today

1. Stop worrying about everybody’s opinion of you. Most of us are fearful of taking chances and doing something out of the ordinary, not because of what we think, but because of what we think everyone else is going to think. Don’t let other people’s opinions stop you doing what …

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Perspective

What’s your perspective like? Do you have a ‘big picture’ perspective, or do you focus on the little things? How many of us let a bad moment turn into a bad hour, a bad day, a bad week, a bad month or year, or even a bad life? We all …

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What Jim Rohn Can Teach You About Reaching Your Goals

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” – Jim Rohn This post is inspired by one of the greatest business philosophers …

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Stepping Stones

“The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.”

Mindfulness in Everyday Life

How can you incorporate mindfulness into your everyday life? We all lead such busy lives these days, and it can be really hard to find the time to meditate.  If you are not yet commited to a daily meditation practice, it’s often the thing that gets pushed out of your …

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Drains and Radiators

The other day a good friend of mine (thanks, Pauline!) introduced me to the concept of ‘Drains and Radiators’. I hadn’t heard of it before, but the idea is simple: we are surrounded by people in our life, some of whom are drains and some of whom are radiators. Of course, this …

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Smile…

    Smiling is easy to do, but something that most of us don’t do enough of. We get caught up in thoughts of what we have to do or what we have done (imperfectly or just plain wrong, according to the thoughts buzzing around our head); when things went …

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Ring! Ring!

Are you the type of person that cannot let a telephone go on ringing, even if you’re busy doing something else? There’s no doubt that the telephone is one of the greatest modern conveniences of the modern world – the mobile phone even more so. But we’ve become slaves to …

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Forget Gratitude

Mother and daughter

It’s hard to be grateful, sometimes. We are awoken by the persistent buzzing of an alarm clock, and forget to be grateful for another day of life. We have a shower, and forget to be grateful for the hot running water that we take so much for granted. We eat breakfast, and …

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Who wants to live forever?

If you’re reading this post in the hope that I’m going to hand out a magic formula for eternal life, you may be disappointed. This post is not about you, for a start. But firstly, I’m going to let you into a secret. I see dead people. And no, I’m …

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