“To Realize One’s Destiny is a Person’s Only Obligation.”

This line is on the back cover of my favourite book- The Alchemist The author Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian who originally wrote the book in Portuguese. It has been translated into many different languages and sold over 65 million copies. It is claimed that The Alchemist was written in only two weeks in 1987. He [...]

KISS

Sometime it seems that when people face a problem the simplest solution is often overlooked. In general we seem to be programmed to believe that the solution involves spending money. A great example of this is the weight loss industry. There are many products to assist people to lose weight. Wouldn’t the simple solution be [...]

Best Foot Forward

They say our posture and how we stand says a lot about us but how we walk says even more. There are expressions like having a spring in our step, they are dragging their feet or plodding through life. Standing and walking are some of our first great achievements as an infant. Soon very little [...]

The Limitations of Happiness 

In the blog Anger is a Gift I called anger a temporary emotion. What if all emotions should be temporary even good emotions? Recently I heard a Mysterious Universe podcast in which they talked about cultural differences regarding depression and expectations. They spoke about how in Western culture we have an expectation that we should be [...]

Anger is a Gift

When I was in my late teens/ early twenties I loved the band, Rage Against the Machine. If you played their track Freedom very loud, part way through the track the music would pause and quietly you could hear- Anger Is a Gift. The music would start again. What is anger? Anger is a natural [...]