December 2018

Being happy by not striving for happiness

Michael Leunig at work (2013), communicating in pictures. Melbourne, Australia Is there much more to be said? Do I need to explain? If I am to be briefly expansive, let me say that happiness is about the pleasure and the pain.  And carrying on regardless. Or no one person owns…

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The power of the authority gradient

Some of us are fortunate enough to have a clever sibling who introduce us to concepts, divergent perspectives and often, very good ideas. So it was for me with my brother who introduced me to the concept of the authority gradient several years ago. My fascination with this concept and…

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Look at me with your eyes

“Not with the phone, Mummy. Look at me with your eyes”. So said the (nearly three-year-old) daughter to her mother. Wow! One of those moments in time. An appreciation of the now. If we notice. If we stop to contemplate, stop to embrace, this, like the other infinite number of…

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