Positive perspectives and practices for personal growth.

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]

Thinking: Not Such A Bad Thing After All

I have been told often that I think too much; that I over-analyse situations, myself,  other people, life. 'Don't spend so much time in your head' is the usual line... 'Just go out and do it'. As a kid, I have to admit I felt a little bit … [Continue reading]

The Control / No Control Divide

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. One essential skill we all need - if we're going to get anywhere in life - is the ability to rationally … [Continue reading]

Single Tasking: The Key To Reducing Stress & Increasing Efficiency

Living in the present is a truly wonderful thing. It's when you're living in the moment that you’re truly released from the insecurities of your past, and when the uncertainties of the future no longer preoccupy your mind. It's in the moment … [Continue reading]

Acceptance

There's a discord running through all our lives... a gap, or maybe a gulf, between what we have and what we want. Do you know what? The disparity between the two is - according to Eastern philosophy at least - pretty much responsible for all human … [Continue reading]