Category Archives: Happiness

Celibate? ME?!

One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself. — Leonardo da Vinci Nosce te ipsum (Latin: “know thyself”). All manner of great (and not-so-great) sages have banged on about the importantance of knowing ourselves. Socrates also taught us that the unexamined life is not worth … Continue reading

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Top 5: Ways to find, form and foster unconditional love in your life

This post goes out to Jane, whose struggle – and courage – inspired me to write it. Unconditional love is the holy grail of human existence. We all long to belong. When we buy pretty trinkets, we’re trying to prove … Continue reading

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Life lessons from a dysfunctional family (PLUS what others think of you and how to banish anxiety from your life)

When my mother fell gravely ill recently, I was confronted by who my family really are. While gut-wrenchingly disappointed by the recent lack of familial support, I learned a most important life lesson. The chasm between who you who think … Continue reading

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Failure? Fear not!

Fear of failure can be crippling. Paralysed by an inability to embrace the benefit of an experience for its own sake; we do nothing rather than risk the embarrassment and humiliation of failure. But failure is only a step along the way … Continue reading

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