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How to Stop Staying Things You Later Regret

How to Stop Staying Things You Later Regret

Have you ever said something you regret? Wait, that’s a dumb question – a better question is how often do you say stuff which you later regret? I often say stuff I shouldn’t. Saying the wrong thing can make you look foolish, but worse, can hurt people. You can damage relationships, even end friendships, and
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What to Look Forward to At 70 … and Beyond

What to Look Forward to At 70 … and Beyond

I have really enjoyed writing this series of blogs on what people get out of every decade of life. It reminded me that we do have different priorities at different ages. In our 20s we are still figuring out who we are, but we have time for friends and travel. In our 30s we are
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What Should You Get Out of Your 60s

What Should You Get Out of Your 60s?

Researchers who study life happiness consistently find that happiness dips in your 50s, as you struggle with teenage family members and elderly parents. These same experts also find that 60 to 69 is often the happiness decade of people’s lives! You still have your health, you are financially stable, and you no longer have to
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What You Should Achieve in Your 50s

I found that our 20s are a time for travel, friends, independence and figuring out what you want to achieve in your life. It’s also a time for hard work, perseverance and establishing a career. Our 30s are still a time for big dreams, risks and career, but also a time to enjoy life a
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What You Should Achieve in Your 40s

What You Should Achieve in Your 40s

In my last two blogs I looked at what you should achieve at certain ages. I found that our 20s are a time for travel, friends, independence and figuring out what you want to achieve in your life. It’s also a time for hard work and perseverance and career. Our 30s are still a time
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What You Should Achieve in Your 30s

What You Should Achieve in Your 30s

In my last blog I asked what you should achieve at what age. For example are you meant to move out of home by say age 23? Be married by 35? Buy a property by 40 (at the latest)? Are there certain things that you are meant to achieve by certain ages? Or is it
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What You Need to Learn in Your 20s

What You Need to Learn in Your 20s

A friend of mine pushing 60 recently told me that he thinks he has never grown up. And he got me wondering, what are ‘life’s markers’ for being a grown-up. Are you meant to move out of home by say age 23? Be married by 35? Buy a property by 40 (at the latest)? Are
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Can Holidays Be a ‘Growth’ Experience

Can Holidays Be a ‘Growth’ Experience?

I recently heard about two 12-year-old twins who led four camels from Hermannsburg, near Alice Springs, to Bourke in outback New South Wales. They walked 2,500km. The boys were accompanied by a nurse working in their community and they were home schooled on their trip. They raised $2,000 for World Vision. Their story got me
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When is it Time to Leave Town

When is it Time to Leave Town?

I grew up in Sydney but now call the Gold Coast home. I am a born traveller and love to roam. My parents are from Italy, and I really enjoy getting to Europe as often as I can, but recently I started wondering how many people live close to the area where they were born.
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How People Judge Your Personality, According to Psychologists

How People Judge Your Personality, According to Psychologists

In a former life I was a pastor, and I still like the advice from the Bible that tells us to be slow to judge – don’t cast the first stone! But the truth is that people are very quick to judge others. According to the experts people are hard-wired to judge others quickly because
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Why Workplaces Should Support Their Mental Health

Why Workplaces Should Support Their Mental Health

Did you do anything to mark the R U OK day held earlier this year on September 12? The R U OK day is organised by an Australian non-profit suicide prevention organisation, founded by advertiser Gavin Larkin in 2009. It revolves around the slogan ‘R U OK?’, and encourages people to have conversations with others
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Who Are Australia’s Top Social Media Influencers

Who Are Australia’s Top Social Media Influencers?

I read an article about social media influencers in The Australian newspaper a few weeks ago written by Sara McCorquodale. Sara was a journalist for many years but then set up a company in London called CORQ, which helps companies identify social media influencers to promote their companies. She is now opening an office in
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