Category Archives: Thinking Bigger!

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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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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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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Sexism: Time to stop laughing it off – it’s not funny!

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I have taken a stand on sexism as long as I can remember.  When I was 7 years old, I challenged a classmate to say that girls were better than boys (he had been saying boys were better than girls … Continue reading

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How Mother’s Day is linked to Spring and Worldwide Peace!

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It’s Mother’s Day – a time to celebrate peace, spring and mothers! Mother’s Day is now celebrated across nearly 50 countries on different days – giving millions of people the opportunity to honour their mothers and all the work they … Continue reading

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Thrift Store Shopping – Why I LOVE it and 15 Tips to Help You Find Bargains AND Have Fun!

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Did you know it’s Thrift Store Shopping Day (or Charity Shop Day) on August 17th? My love affair with Thrift Store Shopping started when I was 14 and I couldn’t afford to buy the clothes I wanted. It was the … Continue reading

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5 Deadly Terms Used by a Woman! Are You Offended Too?

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This was originally a post on Facebook – one of those that people ‘like’ and ‘share’ and it certainly made me smile – but it also left me feeling disappointed and a bit offended. Jokes reveal hidden truths about how … Continue reading

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