September 28, 2014
Belongings in the Sand: The Tale of the Red Heeled Shoes

41xiNMd5N+L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX324_SY324_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA346_SH20_OU01_This is my first short story. I would like to thank Amber Knox for editing and Michael Robert Leask for co-editing and for the illustration.

See here on Amazon, available to buy:

Amazon: Belongings in the Sand – The Tale of the Red Heeled Shoes

This is my venture into self-publishing. Amazon makes it very easy now and you can even use a word document. Go to Kindle Direct Publishingto see just how…

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September 28, 2014
10 Things That Change Once You’ve Lived Overseas

10 Things That Change Once You’ve Lived Overseas

September 21, 2014
The Meaning of Happiness Changes Over Your Lifetime

The Meaning of Happiness Changes Over Your Lifetime

Meaning and Mindfulness and Red Rabbit Skills:

Interesting post. According to Frankl though, rather than pursue happiness, one should rather allow it to ensue.

Originally posted on Center for Advanced Hindsight:

Swinging Happiness for BlogThe following is a scientific and personal article written by CAH member Troy Campbell about happiness.

One lovely afternoon, I began chatting to my grandpa. I was completely unaware he…

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September 6, 2014
Adventure

Reblogging this great project. Hello to Nat.

Adventure

Reblogging this great project. Hello to Nat.

September 6, 2014
Advantage of Foresight - The Whisperings

Advantage of Foresight – The Whisperings

bangkok park swamped by birds Advantage of Foresight – The Whisperings

You’ve been granted the power to predict the future! The catch — each time you use your power, it costs you one day (as in, you’ll live one day less). How would you use this power, it at all?

If only?

What if?

Can I can’t I?

I have a certain sensitivity. Not foresight exactly. Sometimes dreams; sometimes messages usually from animals often from birds,…

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September 6, 2014
Spring and Self-Care

20140906_160330 20140906_160249 20140906_160417 20140906_160256 20140810_145124 20140906_160204Great two days of self-care: Yesterday a trip to the nursery with K to buy especially spring jasmine and to dig around in soil and pots. Today a hair cut and woolies treats, fresh seasonal fruit and a new offering: South African Sago pudding in a pot, reminds me of Ouma. Lovely reminders and seasonal scents. A pretty street, an awesome flower, my table getting overrun with plants, mostly…

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September 6, 2014
Be Like Water ~ Quote from Bruce Lee

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup.

Be Like Water ~ Quote from Bruce Lee

“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup.

September 3, 2014
Depression is not Destiny – The Danny Baker Story

I would like to share this story with you. I came across it while researching suicide and depression.

Depression is not Destiny – The Danny Baker Story

I would like to share this story with you. I came across it while researching suicide and depression.

August 28, 2014
Head Turners

Head Turners 

We often hear strange snippets of conversation as we walk through public spaces. When was the last time you overheard something so interesting, ridiculous, or disturbing you really wanted to know what it was all about?

All I can say to this prompt is that I agree with Serendipity with the post The Devil made me do it.

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August 28, 2014
August Blues - Half Remembered Half Forgotten

August Blues – Half Remembered Half Forgotten

As a kid, were you happy or anxious about going back to school? Now that you’re older, how has your attitude toward the end of the summer evolved?

As a child I always disliked school.

I disliked the routines

I disliked the rigidity

I disliked the patter

I disliked the uniforms

I disliked the focus on the norm. Anything that fell outside the middle…

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August 25, 2014
Discussion Enders - Rosie’s Revenge

Discussion Enders – Rosie’s Revenge

My landlady was telling the story of a special chicken dish she was preparing. I am a lacto-vegetarian, so I quipped: “How could you?” She told how she had ordered a special farm chicken, whose name was Rosie. Rosie arrived alive. A dilemma ensued. Nonetheless Rosie was slaughtered. After loving preparation, when it came to eating the poor bird, she was…

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August 25, 2014
Discussion Enders - “Are you the illegitimate one?”

Discussion Enders – Are you the Illegitimate One?

We’ve all had exchanges where we came up with the perfect reply — ten minutes too late. Write down one of those, but this time, make sure to sign off with your grand slam (unused) zinger.

Sorry no zinger.

A cousin I had never met before asked me: “Are you the illegitimate one?” All I could do was laugh and said nothing spectacular just: “No my…

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August 24, 2014
You, Robot - The Drudgery

You, Robot – The Drudgery 

Congrats — you’ve been handed a robot whose sole job is to relieve you of one chore, job, or responsibility you particularly hate. What is it?

It would have to be the drudgery of sweeping and mopping the floors. I have birds indoors who scatter seeds all over the place. To have this task taken care of, without the presence of a person, would be bliss. I don’t like the…

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