Month: October 2015

It will pass …

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emotions / I feel... / Mindfulness / Philosophy

In my life there are times when I experience intense emotions – sometimes good and sometimes not. I am sure we all do.  I have found that the secret to riding out these emotions is to try to remember the following: My emotions are not me – they are but a tool or instrument in my experience of life They will pass. Sometimes it feels like an eternity but just like the tides, my feelings […]

Tools to boost self esteem

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Acceptance / emotions / I believe that... / I feel...

Recently I wrote about dealing with negative feelings. It helps to have some tools or ideas to counteract them when they hit with full force. I developed this acronym a while ago and try to memorise it when I need some positive input. It is an acronym for the word CONFIDENCE and reminds me of what I am capable of or what I need to do to feel more confident. C is for capable – […]

Friendship

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Acceptance / Friends and family

I am doing some journal writing most days lately. It is a really insightful activity. I set myself the goal of writing around 500 words a day. Most days I don’t really feel like writing but do it anyway. It brings me new awareness about my life. Just recently I have thought and written about how important friends are. Not just now, but in the future. My husband and I live a long way from […]

In search of the elusive Western Hooded Plover

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South Western Australia / Western Hooded Plover

Still no sign of this elusive creature however it is fun looking. It wasn’t without excitement though! I spotted these fishermen on the shore when I arrived and saw them bring in a big fish just as I was leaving. They didn’t know I was behind them and they were really excited – jumping up and down and using the F word prolifically. I think they were a bit embarrassed when I asked if I […]

Some wisdom about negative feelings …

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emotions / Philosophy

Another gem from the School of Practical Philosophy: All negative feelings are the result of our habitual response to events and people who are not the way we want them to be. I have been testing out the above quote on some real life situations and to date it is 100% correct. An old friend once suggested that I became unhappy when life didn’t follow the script I had in my head. So true. I […]

Things I thought I knew – part 1 – Time zones

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Australia / Geography / Uncategorized

Originally posted on <a href="http://ruthsarc.com/2015/10/14/things-i-thought-i-knew-part-1-time-zones/">RuthsArc</a>: <br />There are a few things about Australia that I thought I knew, but I had not fully grasped until I moved here. (Apologies to all Aussie readers) Time zones Australia is a huge country, so has three time zones. AEST – Australian Eastern Standard Time. Queensland, New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and Tasmania. ACST – Australian Central Standard Time. Northern Territory and South Australia. AWST – Australian Standard Western…

A holy man and a snake with a bad attitude.

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Philosophy / Wisdom

I am enjoying some lessons with the School of Practical Philosophy online. The story below was provided for study.  Enjoy and see what you make of it :-).     Once there was a snake with a rather bad attitude. The small village near where the snake lived was very fearful of this snake because he would strike without warning and devour its prey. It was known to eat hens, dogs, and even big animals like […]