Connect.

“Connect.” Occasionally we get opportunities to connect with others. Fortunately for me, in my work and in my personal life, I get these opportunities almost daily. And since connecting with other people gives me energy and vitalises me, I do my

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Life is a travelling to the edge

“Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken.” – D.H. Lawrence So it is. I’ve been blessed by a few soft landings from said leaps recently. Either way, it’s important to remember that we must,

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Wherever you go, there you are

“Wherever you go, there you are.” No attribution to this quote today, as it (according to google) was originally created by about 8,321 different people. It was sent to me by a reader, who reached out yesterday with an amazing email.

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Meditate

“Meditate.” I’ve written about meditation before, here, here and here. What’s interesting about meditation, is that I know the value it can bring, yet I struggle to make it a regular part of my daily routine – like yoga, actually. While on

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#savethereef

“#savethereef” Today’s IQ is not actually an Inspirational Quotograph per se, but more a statement about a topic that hurts my heart. I am a highly sensitive person. I feel things very deeply, and get affected by things more than

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Let the rain kiss you

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” – Langston Hughes After a week of summer-like weather in Cairns, I’ve returned to Sydney with my

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We have to be greater than what we suffer

“We have to be greater than what we suffer.” – Gwen Stacy This quote is taken from the speech given by Spiderman’s girlfriend in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It is a cracking film, but it has left me utterly hollow

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I have spread my dreams beneath your feet

“I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” – William Butler Yeats I discovered the collected poems of Yeats on my Kindle last night. I love Yeats. Look him up. Today’s quote comes from

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STRIVE

“STRIVE.” Defined as: verb     make great efforts to achieve or obtain something struggle or fight vigorously I love this word. I chose it for this IQ because it perfectly describes what the tree in the picture is doing,

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Love is our true destiny

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” – Thomas Merton The difficult thing in creating these IQs is trying to find something beautiful, unique, and meaningful to

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How’s the serenity?

“How’s the serenity?” – Darryl Kerrigan There’s a delicious irony about this sentiment. I’m currently on holidays. The journey to get here was challenging, what with airports, shuttle buses, hire car companies, and an eleven-strong contingent of family – most

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Take a break

“Take a break.” Exactly. That’s why I’m going on a week’s holiday to tropical Cairns, leaving in a few hours! (For my international readers, Cairns is here.) I’ll still be delivering daily IQs, although they may well be more philosophical,

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Givers gain

“Givers gain.” – Dr Ivan Misner Today’s quote is by the guy that started Business Networking International – or BNI for short. The honest truth is I had a whole load of stuff I wanted to say about this IQ

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Where words fail, music speaks

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen I’m sure you can relate. There are some times where I simply can’t express myself, and I have to retreat into the world of music to find the language for me.

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Work Hard, Play Hard, Have Fun

“Work hard, play hard, have fun.” Every Wednesday morning for most of the school year, Indrani has had band practice at 8am – a slightly earlier start than usual, and it has mostly been me that takes her to band

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Let every dawn be to you

“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.” – John Ruskin Make every day count. Be kind to yourself and others, because each day is a new

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Put yourself first.

“Put yourself first.” This isn’t being selfish. Instead, it’s knowing when you need to focus inward rather than outward. Making your own nourishment, success and health your number one priority, instead of everyone else’s nourishment, success and health. I needed

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Better keep yourself clean and bright

“Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw I’m pretty mentally exhausted at the moment, so I don’t have anything to add to this IQ this morning. But

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Be calm today

“Be calm today.” More of a reminder for me, than anything else. But I hope it helps you have a calm day, too. With love, and calmness, Israel. xo  

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Get up early.

“Get up early.” It might seem that I’m going all Sergeant Hulka on you (nod Bill Murray and Stripes) telling you to LOOK UP and GET UP EARLY and stuff like that… …but it’s all coming from LOVE. I have

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Look up

“Look up.” I walked to post a letter this afternoon.   … The golden afternoon light wrapped itself tightly around the treetops, an absent lover making up for lost time. Tickled by the sweet breath of the West, the trees swayed

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