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Welcome to the archive. Here you’ll find pages of life advice on personal values, emotional intelligence, relationships, finding purpose, and much more.

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Three Tragedies, A Laugh – Part 2

As a follow-up from last week, we complete our Three Tragedies and a Laugh. Four stories and ideas to reflect on. Three serious & one to laugh at ourselves. Here are the final two. This week we get the laugh…

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We are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.

How Many Summers Are Left?

If you are like many, you have been very keen to get that last year out of the way. Done and Dusted. Given it has been one of the years of your life, the one and only of its type – should it have been wished so quickly into the rear view mirror?

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Three Tragedies, A Laugh – Part 2

As a follow-up from last week, we complete our Three Tragedies and a Laugh. Four stories and ideas to reflect on. Three serious & one to laugh at ourselves. Here are the final two. This week we get the laugh…

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Three Tragedies & A Laugh

PART ONE: Nolan Gandon sat on her lecture desk. She was not particularly beautiful – she was relatively short and somewhat round. Her feet dangled

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How Many Summers Are Left?

If you are like many, you have been very keen to get that last year out of the way. Done and Dusted. Given it has been one of the years of your life, the one and only of its type – should it have been wished so quickly into the rear view mirror?

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Forty-Six Things I Learnt in 2020

2020 has been a very different year for all of us. Mostly unplanned. We adapted and here we are at the end of it. Did we learn anything of value? Here are forty-six ideas that I gleaned from looking back over the last twelve months.

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