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The aim of art

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle There is a joy, a rapture, that I find in projects that are creative and for people I like. I got

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The 6 elements of life

“The 6 elements of life are to laugh, give, share, enjoy, care, and live a strong and full life.” – Indrani Smith I am regularly amazed by my daughter. Today’s IQ is entirely by her, and I couldn’t be prouder:

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The soul always knows what to do

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.” – Caroline Myss You may have noticed an absence of IQs for the past two days. In a word? Overwhelm. I have been so utterly

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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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Plan ahead

“Plan ahead.” Yep, it’s been done before. Yep, it’s a little cliché. But that doesn’t mean it has no value. I could have done better at this today. But there you go. So really, this is a reminder for me.

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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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Today you are you!

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” – Dr Seuss Milestones are a beautiful thing. Today marks two significant ones: my 37th birthday, and the 600th IQ I’ve published! Amazing,

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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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R U OK?

“R U OK?” Today is R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is an initiative designed to start conversations, connect people, and prevent suicide. It’s all about asking that simplest of questions -“Are you OK?” – and being present and ready

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This is all you have.

“This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won’t get it back later.” – Laura Schlessinger

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Touch one heart, touch one soul

“Touch one heart, touch one soul. I know it’s cliché, but it’s seriously gold.”  – Steve Pajor Today’s IQ comes from a mate of mine – Steve Pajor. An artist, a surfer, a father, a friend. The painting in the

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Have patience with all things

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them — every day begin the task anew.” – Saint Francis de Sales This quote is

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Listen

“Listen.” Today’s IQ is a video one, too. This was shot a few years back at Crescent Head, our summer holiday destination of choice for the past 5 years. I love the gentle clunking noise made by the stones on the

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Stop Making Excuses

“Stop making excuses.” Yep. You heard me. You know, the ones like: “I’m tired.” “Someone else let me down.” “I didn’t have time.” “It’s not my fault.” “It’s raining.” And so on. You know in your heart when you’re making

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Get Up!

“Get Up!” – out of bed. – off your butt. – and be counted. – stand up. – I gotta loosen this load. – and make a difference. – and move. Inspired by the You Am I song, which started

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When tempest tossed

“When tempest tossed, embrace chaos.” – Dean Koontz This perfectly sums up the tail end of today. A tempest of gargantuan proportions possessed both my children, and the household disintegrated into madness. So Bel and I rode the chaos until

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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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