Category Archives: Self Improvement

Cut to the Chase

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control.” – … Continue reading

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After a 36 hour fast

“I fast for greater physical and mental efficiency.” – Plato Fasting is an age old practice of abstaining from food. Today many are availing of it to enhance their health and wellbeing. This presentation is neither about substantiating nor refuting … Continue reading

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Gems of Delight

“Primum non nocerum. (First do no harm)” – Hippocrates The word ‘aphorism’ was originally used by an ancient Greek physician in view to treating disease. So one might say they were antidotal in scope. Today we often use the term … Continue reading

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Healthy Habits For Writers

“As creative writers, the rubber meets the road while writing, so all the more reason to keep our tires aligned and headed in the right direction.” For those of us who spend a great deal of time writing while seated … Continue reading

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Unforeseen Circumstances

While walking on the side of Kenmount Road last Thursday afternoon a passenger in a passing car threw a cup of warm coffee out the window which hit me in the leg. Whether the person was aiming for me or … Continue reading

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The Chord of Friendship

“Those who wish for good things for their friends for their own sake are friends most of all, since they are that way for themselves and not incidentally; so the friendship of these people lasts as long as they are … Continue reading

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Embrace all your Emotions

Look at the array of emotions in the diagram above. Try to locate the specific emotion that best represents the state of mind you are presently experiencing. Take a few deep breaths before you begin; this may help you to … Continue reading

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Rule the Criminal Mind

“War is the father of all and the king of all; and some he has made gods and some men, some bond and some free… The poet was a fool who wanted no conflict among us, gods or people. Harmony … Continue reading

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Face Fear in the Dark

“But there is no reason to live and no limit to our miseries if we let our fears predominate.” —SENECA, MORAL LETTERS, 13.12b Eventually my fear of the dark took a back seat; hardly to raise its head except for … Continue reading

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Face Difficulty with Grit

“A path along Mount Scio remains pressed during winter. This is where my ideas for writing is born. These trees hear my song and are glad.” My morning walks are more challenging this time of year. There is plenty of … Continue reading

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