The Universal Power of Love
Most of us want to believe in love’s conquering force. If someone offers you poignant prose with a universal message that speaks to the essence of the human condition you want to read on. If it was written by one of the world’s most brilliant scientists, then it must be true. Isn’t that so?Read More
How We Measure Success?
When I learned that Sri Lankan author Shehan Karunatilaka had won the prestigious 2022 Booker Prize I imagined the sensation of success he must be feeling. To achieve this coveted writing award is a huge honor for any author but is it ever enough?Read More
How Would You Assess Your Year?
As New Year’s Eve approaches, we start to think about our resolutions. Before setting new goals for the coming year, you may wish to acknowledge what you’ve achieved this past year. At the end of last year, a friend suggested we complete what she called an “Exit Interview”. It’s nothing to do with leaving a…Read More
Finding the Joy in Christmas
When I see our native West Australian Christmas trees starting to bloom in November, easily recognizable by their vivid orange blossoms, I think it is starting to feel like Christmas. I notice people decorating their houses with lights and shops are playing Christmas songs and stocking their shelves with toys and Christmas fare.Read More
What is the Power of Flowers?
Since Victorian times people have attributed certain qualities to individual flowers. Poppies which are used to remember fallen soldiers, symbolize eternal sleep. During the late 60’s and early 70’s “flower power” was a symbol of passive resistance to promote peace and love. Being November 11th, it is a pertinent day to remember this fact.Read More
Dharma – Choosing the Right Path
Have you ever wondered is there something you think you should have done with your life that you didn’t or was there something that maybe you shouldn’t have done that you did?Read More
Time Waits For No One
At the beginning of your life, time is a commodity that is easily found. Although you cannot stop it, you can choose to squander or kill time. Towards the end of your life it is easier to lose time than find it and what you thought you owned, is simply borrowed time. As it starts to gather speed, it waits for no one. Why are we obsessed with time?Read More
Practising Random Acts of Kindnesss
A survivor of September 11th who was blown away by the generosity of strangers helping others, set up an organisation called “Pay it Forward 9/11”. He is asking Australians to follow his lead by showing Three Random Acts of Kindness this Friday 11 September on the 19th anniversary.Read More
The Magical Power of Books
Books are capable of uplifting and transforming us, they can clarify meaning, provide insight and context as well as recording data and history. Libraries are fuelled by the magical power of books.Read More
Looking For A Sign? – Gentle Gesticulation
Our hands are much more powerful than we realise. Rather than focusing on what we cannot do with them, let’s think about what other functions our hands perform. I am referring to gestures or what I like to call gentle gesticulation. Our hands are one of the most important parts of the body used in communication.Read More