Tag: nature

Stand up to your obstacles

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.” – Norman Vincent Peale Today is a significant day in the building of our bus. I am

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The quality of a father can be seen

“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams and aspirations he sets not only for himself, but for his family.” – Reed Markham Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there :) I’m dedicating this

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Things without all remedy should be without regard

“Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done.” – William Shakespeare His hand dropped the dagger; his expression a mask of anguish, as he finally understood what he had done. I’m off to see some theatre (pron. thee-AYE-tar).

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Play

“Play.” It’s Sunday here, which is a family day of fun for us. My daughter is sick with either Rubella or Measles or Chicken Pox – she’s super spotty, and we will be seeing the doctor tomorrow – and despite

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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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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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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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There is no scarcity of opportunity

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” – Wayne Dyer Scarcity of resolve. I think that phrase sums up the disappointments of mankind since

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It takes courage to grow up

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings I wholeheartedly agree. There are few things scarier than confronting who you really are. In extremis, the mask slipped from the face… In Year 10 English,

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Love Thy Self

“Love Thy Self.” I can’t count the number of times this phrase has bounced through my head over the past eighteen months. Despite this, I seem to have selective amnesia about it – forgetting this phrase, forgetting to use it,

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The only rock I know

“The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.” – Lee Iacocca Most of you already know how I feel about both my own family, and the broader institution of family. It

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I am a man of fixed and unbending principles

“I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.” – Everett Dirksen Everyone is equipped with a brain with which to reason out answers to perplexing challenges. To be inflexible

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The past becomes a texture

“The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.” – Paul Scott Many many years ago, Bel and I did this course called The Landmark Forum. It’s a personal development course, and among other things, we both credit it

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Updated Family Portraits at Centennial Park

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I met with Michelle and her family for some family portraits at Coogee Beach. Her kids were going into Kindergarten and Year 4 at school, and the shoot was great fun. Michelle and

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The secret of your future

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock What kind of routine do you follow? How do your days begin and end? What makes your life easier? I’m curious. Please let me know. With

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A thousand words

“A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.” – Henrik Ibsen I love this shot. It reminds me of Renoir. (I think it’s the water lilies…) Impressionism … impressions … and hence today’s quote by Henrik Ibsen. Coincidentally

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No is the foundation

“No is the foundation that we can build our yes on.” – Seth Godin Two Seth quotes within about a week? Yep. The guy is THAT good. I’m convinced that today’s quote has to be a part of my life

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