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Wellbeing Insights

Revisiting Hope

In a very early blog, Blog 22, I have written about the concept of hope. Today I revisit it, further into living my personal manifesto life, to see what I might have to write now, to add to or consolidate to what I wrote then. Then, I wrote that hope might be referred to as… Read More
Book Recommendations

The Inner Self by Hugh Mackay

In the lead up before attending a Readings in Conversation Event at which Hugh Mackay introduced his new book, The Way We Are, (I now have my signed copy for Justin and me and I can’t wait to read it!) I returned to an earlier book of his, The Inner Self, 2020. There is a… Read More
Acts of Kindness

The Ability to Connect Deeply

We have been working on how to promote our book and during this process, Justin and I wrote a testimonial about each other, to bring to you further insights into who we are. I am sure it will be no surprise to you to know that Justin’s words about me brought me to grateful tears.… Read More
Wellbeing Insights

Kindness Cascade

How many people will you engage with today or tomorrow? 5, 10, 100, more? How many of them are close friends or family members, and how many of them are merely acquaintances? One study conducted at the University of British Columbia in Canada, found that adults over 25 years of age directly interacted with an average of… Read More
Manifesto Musings

Our Seven Steps

We make the claim in our upcoming book, My Manifesto: a compassionate guide to reveal your best life, that the seven steps will minimise internal conflict; help you navigate life; build hope; raise your awareness of what is important to you; provide greater clarity in your life; uncover rich personal insights and assist you to… Read More
Book Recommendations

Breath by James Nestor

It might seem peculiar to recommend a book on the science and art of breathing – surely this is something we simply sub-consciously do. Personally, I feel I’ve got a pretty good grasp of breathing and haven’t skipped too many breaths over the past 55 years! However, there were three combined elements which encouraged me… Read More
Acts of Kindness

Checking In

In recent times, my parents have experienced the regular loss of loved ones. Very sadly, many of their close and long-term friends are passing away. Both Mum and Dad are in their 80s, and I suspect it must be somewhat common for anyone in their 80s and 90s to be all too familiar with the… Read More
When considering the matter of ‘truth’ it becomes apparent that there is the kind of truth which relies on facts and figures and there is personal truth which is contextual and shaped by past and present experiences. Neither is mutually exclusive, and each has its place in my view. Too often ‘objective’ truth is upheld… Read More
Manifesto Musings

Strengths Development

At my manifesto we are passionate about introducing individuals to the common language of character strengths. We think of character strengths as the positive human qualities that, when used effectually and morally, support us to bring good into our world. These universal tools support us to live a good life, and we view these strengths… Read More