https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXmaZCm7fqs If you recall my bucket list post, you will be aware that Cher is an idol of mine. I thought I would use that in this post and share Cher (don’t you love the assonance, I think that’s the right poetic device) because this segment comes from Mamma Mia Number 2. If you haven’t…… Continue reading Moonstruck, starstruck and Mamma Mia all makes sense
It’s almost the end of the year, and time for that making resolutions conversation. Personally, I am not a resolution person, instead I am someone that has a bucket list. Resolutions to me are a set of rules to improve behaviour. I would like to think we consider this all year round. Bucket lists however…… Continue reading Have you got a bucket list?
The season for giving has arrived once again. These days it all seems to come so soon, a symptom of the times. Everything happens faster. One year follows another before we know it. These days everything comes with a price tag and not being as solvent as I would like to be, I have had…… Continue reading Supporting others is a form of gift giving; Meet Claudine Tinellis
I wrote this originally for my youngest child. She has never been difficult, not as a baby, a teenager or as an adult. I always felt truly blessed because the pregnancy and birth were traumatic. Yet I knew the moment she arrived everything would be as it should be. To me she has been the…… Continue reading Butterflies
Sometimes our fears can hold us back from what makes us grow. Voices from the past remind us of our mistakes. We need to ignore them and instead go forward. We need more faith in ourselves, we need to believe in the voices of the future. Lucid Tranquillity I hear You. But, those voices, those escalating…… Continue reading Lucid Tranquillity
This is the third and last post in my consistency, confidence and celebration series. I am a complete technological failure. I know I have said this previously and considering the fact I do have social media and run a blog and have a website you probably think I exaggerate. Trust me I don’t. What I…… Continue reading Modesty, the 5% golden rule (and the 3 Cs)
To accomplish anything, you need confidence. Confidence comes with self-awareness. Simple, you say? You wish, I answer. It is hard enough to be that honest with others; it’s even harder with yourself. Christopher D Connors says that a “major component of confidence is the value you place on yourself. Confidence is about the faith you…… Continue reading Accomplishment and Confidence celebrate their forever (too many years to count) anniversary.
Not so long ago I attended a function. As often happens at this sort of event we had speakers. One in particular impressed me because the discussion was along the lines of something I have been thinking a lot about lately. I mean I have been having some deep and meaningfuls with the person in…… Continue reading The consistency Equation
I hated science and mathematics as a student. I was good at them but it was a battle. Those subjects just didn’t interest me. As a teacher, the ‘why do we have to do this, Miss’ question, is very familiar. I am sure most of you out there know what I mean either as that…… Continue reading Maslov as my mentor
Do you ever get fixated on something? For me there are two things, butterflies and the whole idea of paying it forward. These two items are a song in my head, a tune that haunts me, delights me and often astounds me. The music can also disappoint the hell out of me but then that’s…… Continue reading Paying it forward is not always easy