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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Between two worlds life hovers like a star

“Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon’s verge.” – Lord Byron A bit of poetry for your day, complemented beautifully by this shot of sunrise at Crescent Head. What does this quote

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If the world seems cold to you

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.” – Lucy Larcom I am struggling with winter. This happens every year, and every year I struggle with it. I think it’s a combination of a 1910’s-era home

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Happiness lies in the joy of achievement

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Happiness lies in other places, too. But right now, I have to agree with Roosevelt. I’m getting an enormous sense of enjoyment and

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Forgive yourself.

“Forgive yourself.” I set ridiculously high expectations upon myself. I have done it my whole life. I have always been driven to achieve, and I always feel a keen sense of failure whenever I don’t measure up to my own

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When there is no peril

“When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.” – Pierre Corneille I watched The Truman Show again last night, after a gap of YEARS. (Sadly I had to sit through a LOT of

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Those who are at war

“Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt I had the most horrible nightmare last night. I dreamt that I had a chance meeting with someone I’ve not seen in years, and the

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Hide Nothing

“Hide nothing, for time, which sees all and hears all, exposes all.” – Sophocles This morning my son jumped into bed around 6am for some warm cuddles. (Which I LOVE.) The interesting part is this: lying there in between me

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