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Home Thoughts from Abroad.

I’ve just returned from a two week holiday. I had a lovely time, since you ask. It meant I went almost three weeks without seeing Mum, though I thought about her a lot while I was away. 326 more words

"Reading too much into things."

When an idea strikes, most writers have to stop whatever they’re doing, wherever they’re doing it, to put pen to paper. Sparks fly at the most inopportune times — in the shower, in the car, in the grocery store…in the middle of the night. 1,070 more words


Secrets to Confidence, Empathy & Happiness

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.

–Vera Nazarian

Reading can bring us happiness, increase empathy and give us the confidence we need. 161 more words

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Last week, we farewelled my lovely, sweet Nanna, or Nanna-Belle as she is known to her great-grandchildren. Her funeral was a lovely celebration, as far as funerals go, of a long life filled with love, and centred around family. 1,084 more words


Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets

Life is a constant learning journey; and in this book by Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, she has distilled her decades of research into a book to help people to achieve more by thinking about the power of our mindset and how we can improve it. 68 more words

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Power of the familiar or illusion of control - Dementia


Root carvings along the streets of Hoi An, Vietnam

Yesterday, the Straits Times ran an article on the alarming increase in dementia among the young and old. 856 more words

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