Today, 11th November, we are celebrating Remembrance Day, it is a day of commemoration and the occasion to remember the 8.5 million soldiers who died across the world during the 1914-18 war as well as those who lost their lives in the conflicts that followed. Poppy Memorial - Remembrance Day - 11 November Poppies are … Continue reading Celebrating Remembrance Day – 11 November
Distracted Multitasker or Mindful Zen Master An indisputable fact about modern life is how busy everyone seems to be. There are always more incoming emails, more meetings, more things to read, more ideas to follow up on. Digital mobile technology means you can easily crank through a few more to-do list items at home, or … Continue reading What is Your Superpower? Multitasking or Mindfulness?
The Art of Shedding Tears Charles Darwin once declared emotional tears ‘purposeless,’ and nearly 150 years later, emotional crying remains one of the human body’s more confounding mysteries. Everybody cries sometimes, and if you don’t, perhaps you should. Humans are emotional beings, what we do is dictated by a whole range of emotion. Every one … Continue reading Why Do We Cry? The Art of Shedding Tears
Quotes to Think About “The World needs able men and women, people who can do things that are thoroughly worthwhile; people who can think great thoughts and transform such thoughts into great deeds.” Christian D. Larson What do authors do? They think great thoughts then turn those thoughts into words to inspire others Christian D. Larson … Continue reading Quotes to Think About – What the World Needs
Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem There are rafts of articles and posts online about Charlie Chaplin being the author of the poem, When I loved Myself Enough (also titled ‘As I began to love myself’). This 'Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem' has become a point of reference for anything to do with self-love; except that … Continue reading Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem and the Subtle Art of Myth Busting
"Why things are not always what they seem; first appearance deceive many, the intelligence of a few perceive what has been carefully hidden" Phaedrus, c. 444 – 393 BC "The mind is strange in the way that it picks and chooses what it wants to see. The way people let their emotions, conditions, and state … Continue reading Why Things Are Not Always What They Seem
Martial Arts Art takes many forms; as an author, I consider myself an artist. In my free time, I am also a ‘martial artist’. The term ‘martial arts’ is closely associated with the fighting arts of East Asia; the term is however derived from Latin and means ‘arts of Mars,’ the Roman god of war. … Continue reading Positivity vs. Negativity – Battle of the Fittest
Superpowers How to have superpowers? Galileo said: “Books are our sole means of having superhuman powers while remaining resolutely human. The power of traversing the abysses of space, time, and misunderstanding that gap between our own life, our own self, our own subjective experience and another's.” Happy National Book Lovers Day National Book Lovers Day … Continue reading How to Have Superpowers and Remain Resolutely Human.
The very fact that willful blindness is willed makes it interesting to understand the psychology of willful blindness. 20/20 vision is a term used to express normal visual acuity (the clarity or sharpness of vision) measured at a distance of 20 feet. Visual acuity is measured by your ability to identify letters or numbers on … Continue reading Understanding The Psychology of Willful Blindness
Last week I was in Madrid, one of Europe’s most amazing cities, exciting and dynamic, with beautiful architecture everywhere you look. Dating back to the 9th century, Madrid has a rich history and has been the capital of Spain since 1606. El Retiro Park, located in the center of Madrid was originally a royal garden … Continue reading Athena Goddess of War
Life is full of ups and downs; one day we can be sitting on top of the world and the next we can find ourselves in the gutter with problems we don't know how to solve. Some days you may feel that you are swaying unsteadily on a tightrope between one extreme and another, between … Continue reading Advice From Athena Goddess of Wisdom – Navigating Choppy Waters
Humans are emotional in nature. They have a tendency to react to events in an emotional manner through feelings of anger, worry, fear, frustration, exasperation, envy, impatience, resentment, etc. Those emotions are fine as long as you can keep them in check. The best way to control emotions is to train yourself to think more … Continue reading Goddess Athena – Be Like a River