Category: Thought-Provoking

Thought-provoking.  It makes you think, dunnit?

SHORT STORY: My Christmas Carol (898 WORDS)

Christmas has always made me think of the beach and palm trees.  Even as a child I used to fantasise about escaping to a deserted beach.

Avoiding Arguments: Smart or Spineless?

I have a tendency to run away from arguments, especially when emotionally involved. Does that make me a weak person?

Richard Skinner – Enlightened and Liberating Teacher

Jersey is no longer a literary wasteland, the Festival of Words is in its fourth year and is inspiring the lives of many. Richard Skinner, was part of the packed programme this year and he is exactly as the author, Renée Knight, so succinctly describes him… ‘An enlightened and liberating teacher.’ 

Remarkable Women: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was such an inspiration in so many ways. She stirred many hearts, including mine.


Xia Boyu is a sixty-nine year old double amputee who has just succeeded in climbing Mount Everest… on his fifth attempt.

Character Building

There is nothing more complex and fascinating than a Homo Sapien.

Life’s Essential Ingredient

Nothing can ever mean as much as spending a handful of hours in the company of good friends

Financial Dilemma: The What-if Variables for Retiring Baby Boomers

How much longer am I going to live and how much money am I going to need to see me out?

Tuesday’s Resurgence​

For once, the old adage of things will look better in the morning was right.


MAKE IT HAPPEN #overcomingchallenges #bewhatyoubelieve #liveyourdream

Man-made Junk not only pollutes our Oceans

I fell asleep in the early hours of this morning with the TV remote in bed with me.  Around 2.30a.m. I must have rolled over on it and was roused by the BBC reporting on the Chinese space station crash. Tiangong-1, (which translates as Heavenly Palace 1 or Celestial Palace […]

Finding Peace of Mind: Feeling the Qi

I embraced Qi Gong, welcoming it into my world like a lost childhood friend.

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom: Mandy Hale

“It’s OKAY to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really, really brave.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass Mandy Hale is a Blogger turned New York Times bestselling author following the publication of her book The Single Woman, […]

MONDAY MUSING: Say No to the Negative People in Your Life!

“Toxic people will pollute everything around them. Don’t hesitate. Fumigate.” ― Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass “It is better to dwell on the beautiful things in life than the negative.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

FRIDAY THROWBACK: Be the person you were always meant to be …

From Lost Blogs … with love … Music Credit:  Tim Besamusca – Age of Harmony.

Friday Fillip – Ayn Rand

In the wake of #International Women’s Day … The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me Ayn Rand

Friday Fillip – Golda Meir

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement Golda Meir   SMALL AND MIGHTY: GOLDA MEIR BY RACHEL SEXTON @

CRACKING GOOD READ: This is Going to Hurt – Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay

I fell in love whilst basking in the sun in Gran Canaria and the thing is with these holiday romances, they don’t last but the memories stick with you, especially when the object of your infatuation is a cracking good read. In my case, I was hopelessly gone […]

DOGGEREL​ DAYS – Cheating and Karma

She knows, you know.

Here’s wishing you everything you wish for yourselves …

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” ― Oprah Winfrey    

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