Category Archives: New Ways of Thinking

7 Ways to “Do What You Love” Without Looking For a New Job!

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How ‘Do What You Love’ Sets Us Up for Disappointment – and What to Do About it! I have an issue with the current self-help meme that encourages people to “do what they love”. How many times have you heard: … Continue reading

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What’s YOUR Rat Park?

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In the 1970s a scientist called Bruce Alexander wanted to show that living conditions cause addiction and not the drugs themselves. So he built Rat Park – 200 times the size of a standard laboratory cage with lots of food, toys … Continue reading

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How to See New Years Resolutions Through a New Lens | By Inga Michaelsen

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The tradition of New Years resolutions goes back over 4000 years. Babylonians made promises & offerings to their gods at the beginning of the New Year, so the gods might bestow their grace upon them. During Caesar’s time in ancient … Continue reading

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What is Voluntary Simplicity? Simplify Your Life and Be Happier!

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Earlier this week I came across an article on Voluntary Simplicity. I realised this is what my husband Duncan and I have been doing over the last 12 years or so – without realising it! So I did some research … Continue reading

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5 Easy Ways to Brighten Up Your Day!

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One of the biggest lies we’re told (and it’s constantly reinforced in adverts, movies, magazines etc) is that we SHOULD be happy. Yes, there are horrible atrocities going on all over the world right now, people starving. And we’re so … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Summer – How Not to Be a Slave to Media Manipulation

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For Women Everywhere – and Those Who Love Them! In the Northern hemisphere it’s now officially summer. And everywhere I look I see ads for “the perfect swimsuit”, suncreams and self-tanners. In women’s magazines and online I see the question, … Continue reading

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What Does It Actually Mean to Allow Painful Feelings – And How Do We Do It?

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It’s hard to accept things that are difficult, unpleasant and painful. And I don’t know about you but I read all the time in spiritual or self-help books about “Acceptance”, “Surrender” or “Allowing” painful feelings. What does it actually mean … Continue reading

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True or False Guilt

How to Tell The Difference between True and False Guilt!

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Feeling guilty is something we all have to deal with from time to time. Guilt serves a purpose in society – when it’s reasonable. True guilt is MEANT to make us feel bad, so that we make amends, rebuild our … Continue reading

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Break the Rules: 5 Life Tips That Reverse Traditional Wisdom!

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We’ve taken traditional wisdom and turned it on it’s head with these life tips – because sometimes ‘rules’ make life harder than it needs to be. And if you’re a rebel like me, breaking out of ‘shoulds’ is not only … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Review Goals and Get Re-inspired!

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It’s October (already). The seasons are changing – and there are just under 3 months left of they year and it’s a great time to review goals. What did you want to get done this year? How are things going? … Continue reading

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