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CHALLENGES (manuscript extract “DARE TO BE DIFFERENT”)

You can choose to stay safe and remain inconspicuous and not experience the wonder of yourself. There is no doubt that fear is an uncomfortable feeling and anyone who moves outside his or her comfort zones will experience some fear, … Continue reading

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TAKE CHARGE

The person who chooses to take charge of his or her life stands naked before the world. Some spit at these courageous souls, others cheer. But irrespective of the response of the onlookers, these courageous souls have begun their journey … Continue reading

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KEEP GOING!

Retirement is seen by many as a time to stop, and relax and enjoy life. This, I believe is a recipe for death of the spirit. Struggle, striving, commitment, persistence and even anxiety are all part of a meaningful life. … Continue reading

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HAVE AN OPEN MIND

Try not to be certain about anything. You need to think outside what you know. People who are certain restrict their life experience. Have an open mind and remember your time is always NOW! Stop lamenting over what was and … Continue reading

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HAPPINESS

There are always well meaning people ready to tell you how to live your life but you are the only one who can really know what will make you happy. It is vital therefore that you take time to think … Continue reading

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STEREOTYPES

Stereotypes, stereotypes, stereotypes, will it never end? Yesterday I phoned a local Senior Citizen’s club to make an appointment to speak to the manager, about giving a motivational talk on positive, healthy, active ageing, gratis too I might add. A … Continue reading

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EARLY RISING

People often ask me why at 71 years of age I choose to get out of bed at 5am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and head for the gym, particularly since I’m retired and could go anytime. One reason is, … Continue reading

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SELF SABOTAGE

Most people have dreams, things they’d love to do. However many people fear failure, so they sabotage their opportunities, rather than face the possibility of failure. But the biggest failure of all is staying the same, staying stuck and allowing … Continue reading

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MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS

The notion of an ideal marriage springs from fairy tales. Can you imagine Cinderella and Prince Charming having ding dong argument? In fairy tales marriages are supposed to be happy all the time. The thing is happiness is not a … Continue reading

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LET YOURSELF BE SEEN

The other day at the gym I noticed one of my friends sitting on a gym machine looking very glum indeed. I went over to him and asked him how he was. “Oh I don’t know,” he replied, “I’ve just … Continue reading

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