Tag Archives: vibrant living

REALITY AND DREAMS

I have a friend who is a wonderful photographer. He enjoys taking photos of birds, of the feathered variety. He takes pains to get just the right angle, the right time of day etc. Over many years I’ve seen hundreds … Continue reading

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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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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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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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GO FOR IT!

In my years as a psychologist I have seen people run back to a position of pain, suffering and disappointment, just to appease their childhood beliefs. I have seen people sabotage their opportunities and sabotage their happiness just so they … Continue reading

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MISTAKES ARE LEARNING TOOLS

We need to look mistakes and disappointing experiences as learning tools. Without the learning we pick up from our mistakes and disappointing experiences we’d not get very far in life. And so when things go wrong think, ‘This is a … Continue reading

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STIMULATION OR STAGNATION

In my opinion there is only stimulation or stagnation, there is no in between. If you are not being stimulated by life you are stagnating and in a state of decay. You need to be continually testing yourself and struggling … Continue reading

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