Category Archives: laughter

Feelings

What causes happiness? There seem to be constant surveys these days attempting to identify the levels of happiness of people. People in different groups, people in different countries, rich people, poor people, successful people, unsuccessful people …….. ad nauseum. But … Continue reading

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Precious moments.

Ah yes, those precious moments, the ones that flash past our eyes in our dreams, the ones that remind us of the magic that was in our lives. These moments may last but seconds but they are, indeed, the things … Continue reading

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The summer of ’65.

I was listening to Bryan Adams recently, and one of my favourite songs – “The summer of ’69” made me prick up my ears and listen more intently than usual. I’m sure you all know this classic song and love … Continue reading

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That bucket list.

After dinner talk amongst friends in convivial situations  often leads to that regular subject ….  “what would you put on your ‘bucket list’? Greatly interesting insights into friends can emerge from such discussions, and we all have had, I am … Continue reading

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Live better? How??

I have just spent a good few hours watching you tube clips about Ikaria – the island where people forget to die. I was led to watch these by reading heavily about this place – and was led to reading … Continue reading

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The importance of being alive.

I read an article today in the online journal “The Atlantic”. Interestingly it was (re)posted by an ex primary school student of mine who has just received her PhD in Psychology from Cambridge University (OMG ….. where did the time … Continue reading

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Time and tide ………..

………. wait for no man. (Geoffrey Chaucer). This fact is as relevant today as it was when King Canute commanded the waves to retreat as a demonstration of his omnipotence….. “Canute began by being a Bad King on the advice … Continue reading

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Regrets and mistakes ………

…….. are memories made. When the moment comes for us to die, all we really have is our memories, memories created over a lifetime. A lifetime of decisions made, interactions with  people, and choices which have forged the ongoing  course … Continue reading

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The real killer.

I have formed a belief over the years that the main problem in maintaining health is stress. Stress is often called “The silent killer.” I believe this to be true, and I, like many countless people over time have sought … Continue reading

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“What defines your future?’

Last evening I went to a graduation ceremony at the University of Western Australia – UWA. My stepson was being awarded his BSc (biomedical science), and it was a grand, proud occasion for Mairi and I as well as the … Continue reading

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