Personal Growth

Death in Balance

October 3, 2010

What is death, why does it affect us so strongly and what can we do to better handle it? I have recently been faced with a death of a loved one and these, among others, questions are on my mind.

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Is there a gap between you and your response?

September 6, 2010
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Your response-gap is the space within which you evaluate events/stimuli in your life and respond as you see appropriate. If you don’t have, or are not conscious of, this space in your mind, you are living an robotic existence.

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Is youth the secret to happiness?

July 25, 2010
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There seems to be a secret kept by our youth that so many of us seem to have forgotten. They are happy, careful and joyful, why not us grown-ups? Do we have to “grow up” and be responsible? Does it work for all of us? If not, then should we be teaching the same principles to our children…?

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Are you being specific about what you want?

July 11, 2010
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Do you know what you want now? Where do you want to be, what do you want to be doing? You will never achieve them satisfactorily unless you take a few minutes to get very specific about them. It’s easy to do, and here’s how…

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Behind the mask

March 31, 2010
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Sometimes when we separate ourselves from our normal day-to-day lives for an extended period we return only to find that things have changed – people, places, etc. But the change is not outside of ourselves, it is we who have changed and often it is difficult to maintain your “new” persona when confronted by the challenges that present themselves when you’re not the same as you once were.

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Vagabonding, and the art of world travel

March 16, 2010

If you’re traveling, or at least giving it some serious consideration, then you need to do some preparation and this is most importantly mental preparation. The book ‘Vagabonding’, by Rolf Potts is an essential part of your toolkit to get you started down this road.

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We see things as we are

March 13, 2010
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Your reality is defined by way you interpret it apply labels: good, bad, wonderful, terrible, exciting. How we view the world and the people in it is down how we think and evaluate them.
Question your prejudices, even the ones you “know” to be true.

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Be yourself, more

February 17, 2010

I’m trying to be a little bolder in how I present my ‘self’ to the world. I’ve let it become a little faded recently, more dilute, but now I’m trying to keep in mind that who I am is important, and showing the outside world the real me is essential to staying true to myself. I need to let my ego be filled with “me”…

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Doubts as Companions

November 10, 2009

Doubts are a life-long companion on the road. Wherever you go, doubts are with you. That’s not a problem unless you let them prevent you from doing what you desire and what you believe in.

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The relationship game between men and women, Part 2

October 2, 2009
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In my previous post, Part 1, I outlined the content of a seminar I attended a week ago that I found quite informative and served up lots of food for thought. I’ve had a chance to think much of it over, and while it has opened my mind to some things, I do have some […]

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