Last year a friend told me his goal was to change his way of thinking from surviving to thriving. He had been inspired by this quote from Maya Angelou:   My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with passion, compassion, some humour, and some style. Maya …

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Making a choice makes us powerful. Choosing our attitude, our path, our sense of self, is how we can start to take control of our lives.   Ever since my late teens I’ve had a philosophy about choice that backed up my parents’ lessons when I was young. They always taught me that you could …

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  Happiness is something we are all supposed to be striving for and when we don’t feel it we wonder how we can catch it, pin it down, keep it.   I think it is useful to differentiate between happiness and joy. Sometimes we can be quiet happy when other times it’s bubbles of joy …

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