Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The other night I got into a pointless argument with someone after they decided to leave a comment on one of my older posts telling me that I should have my head examined. (A fair point in retrospect.) She said that Trump is a true American unlike Biden who is a horrible person. Naturally, she went on... Continue Reading →

Homesick

A couple of weeks ago, just past midnight on July 5th, I took off out of Hong Kong, flew across the Pacific Ocean, crossed the International date line and arrived in Los Angeles at 10pm on July 4th. There are few approaches during my ten year career I can think as memorable as that one.... Continue Reading →

A Crying Shame

There’s a big difference between shame and guilt. Guilt is the feeling you get when you did something wrong, or perceived you did something wrong, whereas shame is a feeling that your whole self is wrong - a belief that you’re a bad person, or unworthy as an individual.  Now, guilt isn’t necessarily a bad... Continue Reading →

How To Unlock Your Creative Genius

I was watching an interview with John Cleese recently and he said something that got me thinking. When asked about his creative process he said, “You cannot bully the subconscious. It simply doesn’t work.” He went on to say that his best work always happened spontaneously.  He still had a process of course, it’s just... Continue Reading →

The Pursuit Of Unhappiness

Apparently most of us have a default level of happiness. No mater what our station is in life, we are all slightly dissatisfied. Slightly. Life is just never quite good enough, even when it really is.  This default happiness level readjusts depending on your circumstances. Even if something great happens to you, like winning the... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 528

Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com Here's a question for you: If you could go back in time, say 10 or 20 years, and give yourself some advice, what would you say? If I went back ten years or so, I would tell myself that the change you are looking for comes from accepting who... Continue Reading →

88 Pointless Thoughts About Life

More or less every week for the past year I’ve put 3 random thoughts together, along with a couple of quotes and other bits and pieces, in a post called 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays. Anyway, below is a highlight reel of those thoughts. I started with 150 and kept cutting it down till I got bored.... Continue Reading →

Regaining Lift

Most of us experience stalling at some stage in our lives. In our attempts to be all we can. In our attempts to climb as high as we can, as fast as we can. The problem is, like an aeroplane, we can only climb so fast. If we pitch the nose up too high, or... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 522

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Hello everyone! Today I have a question for the ladies. Although I realise it could be turned on its head and directed at the boys. A kind of penis envy for my womb envy type thing.  Anyway, I was curious if you had ever considered the possibility that men are... Continue Reading →

Question of the Day: No. 519

How would you describe your true calling? Do you even believe there is such a thing? I don't necessarily believe that one has a true calling, however, I believe if we can find something to do that we love - in the service of something greater than ourselves - we can find balance. I look... Continue Reading →

The People Mirror Effect

“Your perception of me, is a reflection of you. My reaction to you is an awareness of me.” – Unknown. What do you do when you look at yourself in the mirror? Maybe you comb your hair or have a shave. Maybe you brush and floss your teeth. Maybe you correct your posture. Maybe you examine the... Continue Reading →

How To Save Democracy

“The function all expressions of contempt have in common is the defence against unwanted feelings.” - Alice Miller I read something the other day that got the alarm bells ringing. It was a book called The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller. In a nut shell Miller argues that our childhood experience -... Continue Reading →

The Only Thing The World Needs From You

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”– HOWARD THURMAN (SOURCE: THE LIVING WISDOM OF HOWARD THURMAN: A VISIONARY FOR OUR TIME) I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘what do you mean the ONLY THING the world needs... Continue Reading →

How To Make Love To Hate

“We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.”- Martin Luther King, Jr. I’ve been thinking about hate recently. Not only because we’ve see so much of it this past year, but because I’ve felt some as well. Truthfully it got to a point preceding the US election where it broke me... Continue Reading →

Table(t) Manners

Growing up my dad always made a point about having good table manners. He made sure we never chewed food with our mouths open. That we always sat up straight. That we we set the table properly and cleared away and washed the dishes afterwards.  One of the rules was if you didn’t cook, you... Continue Reading →

The Hopeless Nature Of Hoping

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.”– VIETNAM WAR. ADMIRAL JAMES STOCKDALE  Do you want to know the one reason you’re not happy right now?  It’s because you’re... Continue Reading →

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