Tag: Maroubra

Make it count

“Make it count.” There’s a touch of truth in the statement most commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Turns out it was originally stated thus by Aristotle: “It is

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward Yesterday was the Best. Birthday. Ever. Starting with getting jumped on by my kids at 6am, we had pancakes/crepes for brekky while

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You must not lose faith in humanity

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi Today was such a mixed bag. Some successes. Some failures. Some

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The cure for anything is salt water

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen This guy is a man after my own heart. I LOVE this quote. I had it sent to me recently by a friend (I can’t

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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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Each one has a special nature

“Each one has a special nature peculiar to himself which he must follow and through which he will find his way to freedom.” – Swami Vivekananda Next week, I’m off to Fargo again for MisfitCon2014. I went last year and

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When I’m Sad

“When I’m sad, she comes to me, With a thousand smiles she gives to me free. It’s alright, she says it’s alright, Take anything you want from me, Anything.” – Jimi Hendrix Little Wing Inspired by Hendrix, dedicated to my amazing

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Always do

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson This seems counter-intuitive, but the things we are most afraid of doing are usually the things we most need to do – to step outside our comfort zone,

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Don’t just do something

“Don’t just do something, stand there.” – Rochelle Myer Huh? Yes, actually. This quote is the right way around. I laughed, loudly, in the café I was in when I read this. It could be said that I lol’d. Never forget

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Take your life

“Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.” – Erica Jong Wow, this is a powerful one. I have long believed in the concept of Universal Responsibility – i.e. I am

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Life will work

“Life will work its magic if you let go of fear and live your life as an exclamation and not as an explanation.” – Sandra Cabot Hurrah! We sold our apartment! The saga has found its conclusion, and the adventure

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Be patient.

“Be patient.” The big break that is about to happen; the sale of the apartment that feels months overdue; the holiday that you’ve been planning for ages; the birth; the relationship; the job; the deal; the fitness; the goal. Be

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The best dream

“The best dream is a dream shared.” – Rachel Smith Today, I watched a beautiful, inspiring TEDx talk by one my readers – Rachel Smith, from Queensland, Australia. (Hi Rachel!) Rachel gave a wonderful talk – humorous and insightful –

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The rain begins

“The rain begins with a single drop.” – Manal al-Sharif Think of it this way: Everything big, amazing, broad, far-reaching… begins with a single tiny act. With love, Israel. xo  

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What we see

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” – John Lubbock True story. With love, Israel. xo  

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Peace begins with a smile.

“Peace begins with a smile.” – Mother Teresa Earlier today, in a burst of anger, I sent an abrupt, hurtful text message to someone very dear to me. It is one of only a handful of times I’ve been so

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One touch of nature

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare You know, this is a newly-discovered Shakespeare quote for me. But it is, without doubt, one of my favourites. I strongly believe in the healing powers of nature;

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A man who wants to lead

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado I love this quote. It makes me feel utterly comfortable with something that has long been uncomfortable – the ability to push

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Doin’ the Bull Dance.

“Doin’ the Bull Dance. Feelin’ the flow. Workin’ it. Workin’ it.” – Happy Gilmore OK, so technically today’s IQ was by a character named Gary Potter from the film Happy Gilmore – but you’d never have known what the heck I was

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Even castles made of sand

“Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.” – Jimi Hendrix I have to be honest. There’s no cosmic, intergalactic philosophy behind today’s IQ. I simply chose this quote because it suited the picture, and because I’m an

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And the world will be better for this

This is a quote from an old song called “The Impossible Dream (The Quest)” performed by Andy Williams. It is insanely corny, but also insanely inspiring. I first learned about it through a Honda commercial a few years back –

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Some people walk in the rain

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet” – Roger Miller Sydney has had an extraordinary amount of rain over the past few weeks. Finally, these last couple of days, it has stopped, and I was able to

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