Category Archives: Family

Second chances

Going through life it is not often that you think about couples splitting up until it happens to you.  Only when you are the one experiencing it, it turns out that many around you are in the same boat and … Continue reading

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5 Stages of Grief

“The only cure for grief is action.” – C.H. Lewes Most people have encountered grief at some point in their lives.  Whether it is grieving a death of someone close, grieving a loss of a friend or a loved one or … Continue reading

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Say no to bullying!

More than a century ago Harvey S. Firestone stated the following: “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.” Most people think that bullying is … Continue reading

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You can do it!

So many times in our lives we have to answer questions, which mostly require one of the two answers – ‘yes’ or ‘no’.  Simple, you would think.  Not so. Pythagoras commented many centuries ago that “the oldest, shortest words – ‘yes’ and ‘no’ … Continue reading

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Do you want the truth? Ask a child

There is a French proverb “if you want the truth, ask a child”. Recently, I have come to realize that this proverb is very accurate.  If you want a true opinion about anything,  children will be honest and will tell you the truth.  Whether it … Continue reading

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What is happiness?

There is no universal definition of what constitutes happiness. Wikipedia defines happiness as “a mental or emotional state of well-being categorized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy”. In turn, Aristotle defined happiness as “the meaning and … Continue reading

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Manners – extinct concept?

We strive to teach our children good manners from a very young age. ‘Please’, ‘thank you’, ‘excuse me’ and ‘sorry’ play a big part in our daily lives. Do we succeed in our quest? Taking a train ride a few … Continue reading

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Life and business skills – do children know best?

“A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires” – Paulo Coelho. There are most … Continue reading

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Your most important job in life – are you ready?

I am a mother of 2 beautiful and generally well mannered boys, who give me a reason to live and who I would do anything for.  However, kids will always be kids! They misbehave, embarrass you in the supermarket, wake up at … Continue reading

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