Think before you speak (quote)

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” ― Ambrose Bierce

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Bob Marley quote

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ― Bob Marley

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Cath Kidston colouring book (review by niki turner)

I bought this book for my son’s girlfriend as a birthday gift and we sat on Sunday and both coloured in a page from the book which was really nice. The book is amazing and so true to the whole Cath Kidston theme. The familiar patterns are displayed in the front of the book in […]

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World of Cats: Adult Coloring Book by by Cindy Elsharouni (reviewed by Niki Turner)

I bought this book because I like the unusual style of the author of this colouring book. It is quirky and unique and the cats are all different breeds. The pages are white and printed in black. The pages are not perforated so you would need to be cautious tearing the pages out of the […]

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The Aging Proposition: Take Care of Your Body and Mind and Live Youthfully After Age 50 (Book review)

I hadn’t actually intended to buy this kindle copy but it popped up as a suggested choice so I took that as a sign that this may be a relevant book for me to be reading. I am thrilled that I did as it is amazing. I am over 50 years old (52 and a […]

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7 Ups for friendship

7 Ups For Friendship 1. Open Up. Be honest, open and candid (tempered with kindness). 2. Stand Up. For your friends, whether they are there or not. 3. Put Up. Give your friend the freedom to be imperfect (like you!). 4. Speak Up. Say what you feel; be generous with sincere (public/private) praise. 5. Show […]

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The Gentle Discipline Book: How to raise co-operative, polite and helpful children (book review)

Children watch us more than they listen to us This is a very detailed and comprehensive book about understanding your child and disciplining them in a way that encourages teaching and learning and not punishing and rewarding. It is a far removed approach from how I was disciplined and even the way I disciplined my […]

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Inspirational quotes

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” — Mary Anne Radmacher “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “I want to be all used […]

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Johari Window

The Johari window is a technique used to help people better understand their relationship with themselves and others, which was created by psychologists Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1916–1995) in 1955. It is used primarily in self help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise. Luft and Ingham called their Johari Window model […]

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30 days of gratitude prompts

What smell are you grateful for today? What technology are you grateful for? What color are you grateful for? What food are you most grateful for? What sound are you grateful for today? What in nature are you grateful for? What memory are you grateful for? What book are you most grateful for? What place […]

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