Two people shaking hands. The Magic of Thank You

The Magic of Thank You

Manners maketh the Man or Woman As I was growing up there were two words which I was taught to use at every appropriate opportunity – please and thank you. These two words are the starting principle of manners. The old saying of “manners maketh the man” are not to be scoffed at but rather […]

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A man rock climbing, under an outcrop. Optimistic vs Pessimistic Mindset

Optimistic versus Pessimistic Mindset

What they mean Being optimistic or pessimistic can be the difference between success and failure. It’s not just about having a positive mindset or not, it’s about the belief and the hope of how things will turn out. Optimism is having a brilliant or bright outlook for the future. Pessimism is having a bleak or […]

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A man wearing a suit, in the sea. Be a Stoic with Stress

Be a Stoic with Stress

What is a Stoic When Marcus Aurelius was writing his own “Meditations” and lamentations on life in the 2nd Century AC, he would never have imagined that his thoughts would become a book that is prized as one of the pillars of Stoic thought. But in doing so, he left us with an ideal of […]

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A woman behind a fence, holding onto it. The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

What is Forgiveness There are some emotions that cause our lives to be affected to such an extent that we can feel almost paralysed. Resentment, hatred and anger are some of the strongest negative emotions we can hold onto. They cause stress, illness and can lead to serious physical conditions including joint pains and back […]

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