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How to Deal With Difficult Family Members

Did you watch the marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle? Even if you are not a royal fan you would have heard something of the shenanigans of her family in the lead up to the wedding. Her brother penned an open letter urging Prince Harry not to marry her. Her sister said ghastly things
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Seven Simple Ways to Give to Your Community

I am perplexed by the phenomenon of selfie photos. People visit beautiful places or meet famous people, and yet the experience is not ‘real’ unless the individual takes a photo of his or herself centre-stage. It’s a self-centred world, and yet clearly placing the focus on ‘self’ does not lead to happiness. About a million
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What is Lucid Dreaming and How Do You Lucid Dream?

In my last blog I wrote about the purpose of dreaming, today I want to look at ‘lucid dreaming’, which is effectively about controlling and directing your dreams. I have a friend who is learning how to lucid dream and he’s asked me to write this blog. I am not a lucid dreamer – however
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The Importance of Sleep and Dreams

The Importance of Sleep and Dreams

Have you ever wondered if dreaming serves any purpose? More importantly do you know what purpose sleep serves? Today I want to blog about why we dream and the importance of sleeping. What prompted me to explore this? My friends know I write these blogs and every so often a friend will ask me to
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How To Be Happy When You’re Middle Aged

How To Be Happy When You’re Middle Aged

In my last blog I looked at research that found people’s level of happiness declines when they hit their 40s and 50s. Studies in England and America show that people experience their unhappiest or least satisfied years when middle aged. The good news is that our happiness rebounds when we hit 60. In fact the
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Why Work-Life Balance Is a Myth

Why Work-Life Balance Is a Myth

The chief executive officer of Amazon has dismissed the notion of ‘work-life balance’. Amazon CEO Jess Bezos says he tells all new staff at Amazon that they need to abandon this notion of ‘balance’ between their professional and personal lives. Instead Bezos thinks people need to cultivate a holistic relationship between work and their personal
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