Thoughts about the will to win …

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The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
~ Vincent Lombardi

Friday food treat: Sashimi

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Photo credit – Lizette Carrasco via unsplash.com

One of the most distinctive Japanese dishes is sashimi. Sashimi is raw food – sliced and served. It can be beef, fish, scallops or chicken. The most popular tends to be seafood. It is fast becoming one of our favourites.

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Thoughts about innovation …

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But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem.
~ Steve Jobs

A couple of good shopping ideas

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When you are in new situations, you see ideas that are new to you. Sometimes they can be really simple, yet effective. Here are a couple from Japanese supermarkets.

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Are you your own best friend?

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When your friends are in trouble are you there to listen and support them? Do you do the same thing towards yourself in challenging times? Seriously – do you treat yourself like you would a friend in need?

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Friday food treat: Sushi

Sushi train, Kutchan

Sushi train, Kutchan

On a recent shopping trip to Kutchan we stopped at the Sushi train for lunch. What a delight!  Knowing what to order was the challenging part.

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Tips for dealing with change

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Do you like change? Genuinely? Or do you say you do, but reality is somewhat different? Change is part of life, and seems to be increasingly prevalent in all parts of life in more recent times. But, finding that you don’t deal with change well is not uncommon. You cannot always predict change or anticipate how well you will deal with it. Here are some tips that can help. 

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Thoughts about simplicity …

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Photo credit – Andrew Small via unsplash.com

That’s been one of my mantras – focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
~ Steve Jobs

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