Tag: #Learn to Laugh

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WOMEN afraid of controlling or violent partners will be able to ask authorities about their criminal history through a new scheme to be trialled in SA that advocates say will save lives. Based on a British model, the disclosure scheme is a key plank of a State Government blueprint to eradicate domestic violence. The blueprint…

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Self-help books, websites, blogs and a variety of social media are published for the purpose of telling us how to be happy. Lose weight, have a makeover, tone your abs, take Viagra and have more sex, nip and tuck, join a dating site, find the right partner, or buy the latest self-help book and happiness…

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The changing of the seasons is a great opportunity to begin practicing mindfulness, or paying attention on purpose. The busy-ness of life can overwhelm us physically and emotionally, so it is important to create a plan to take care of yourself. My own self-care plan is based on finding small moments in the day to…

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Can you remember the last time you were truly happy? We’re not talking about a relaxing Thursday night or a time you did well at work; but a point in your life where you felt truly content with yourself. It is hard not to fall into the traps of negativity and the routine life throws…

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“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi Behavioural psychologists often deliberate on ways to create a happy society. Personal development articles and books offer the secrets to happiness and I am no exception. Some people conclude that money plays a role in the…

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It’s easy to agree on the fact that we all want happiness in our lives. It’s more difficult to agree on what exactly it is and how to get it. This is something that could be holding your very own happiness back. You know you want to be happy and you know it’s important for…

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Many people who call themselves minimalists begin their journey into owning less (and consuming less!) through a massive decluttering purge or a drastic lifestyle change such as moving into a tiny home. But for me, purging my closet every couple years and keeping the house organized was never the issue. My parents were neat freaks…

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A guest essay by Georg Kohler, Professor emeritus for political philosophy You are rich if you are not fearful about what your future holds; if you are a curious and dynamic person. What is needed to take this courageous step forward can be discovered by looking back to the classical philosophy of 2000 years ago.…

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In today’s often intense work culture, it can be difficult to strike and successfully maintain a good balance between work and our personal lives. This, in many cases, can cause burnout. Here, we provide for some tips on how to keep this balance and avoid self-sabotage. Reportedly, people in the United States work more than any other population,…

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When your home looks a little cluttered, it’s time to make some changes. What should be a place of retreat and comfort starts to brim with items not needed. From considering your essentials to getting smart with storage, we look at five simple and stylish ways to take minimalism to the max. Small furniture, big…