Positive perspectives and practices for personal growth.

Germanwings 4U9525 Crash: How will Andreas Lubitz’ Suicidal Actions Affect the Safety of Air-Travel?

Doesn't it just beggar belief the utterly self-centred, horrific acts some people are capable of? Today we've all been confronted with the almost unthinkable, very uncomfortable reality that a pilot - Andreas Lubitz - felt such a sense of … [Continue reading]

What Are Principles Worth?

My fiancée and I have an ongoing joke... I tell her how great Spotify Premium is... how amazingly fantastic it is have unlimited access to zillions of songs for just a monthly subscription of just £9.95... And just to piss me off, she refuses … [Continue reading]

Live Positively Anyway

~ Mother Teresa If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: … [Continue reading]

Life Is Short

My life has taken many twists and turns over the last few years. I've been rich, I've been poor. I've been happy, I've been clinically depressed. I've been alone, I've been - as I am now - in a very secure relationship. I've felt dysfunctional and … [Continue reading]

Malaysian Airlines MH17

What's wrong with the world? What sort of missile toting retard aims a ground to air missile at whatever random passenger jet happens to be passing by? 'Oh... we thought it was a Ukrainian military aircraft!' will probably be the apologetic … [Continue reading]

Simplify Your Routine

Our life is frittered away by detail. … Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. … [Continue reading]

Stephen Sutton: An Inspiration

What an inspiration Stephen Sutton is, who died today at just 19 years old. He said, before his death from terminal bowel cancer, that if he could inspire people not to take life for granted, then his life would have had meaning. And whilst most … [Continue reading]

Overcoming Broken Windows & Bottlenecks

Have you ever read an article, or watched a documentary, about some poor, dysfunctional soul who's allowed masses of rubbish to pile up inside their house; so much rubbish in fact - accumulated over countless years - that they've had to move a … [Continue reading]

I Would Cope

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism. ~ Arnold Bennett, Things That Have Interested Me Optimists are blessed with a gift; one that according to psychologists is the most helpful personality trait we can … [Continue reading]

Can I Do It?

How do you psyche yourself up? Do you tell yourself, "I can do this!"; "I'm really confident!"; "I'm really talented!" ; "I'm a winner!" ; "I'm strong and in control!"? Are you? The problem with such positive affirmations is that they're nothing … [Continue reading]