Category archive: Lifestyle

Living life in a style which becomes you …

Snow lifestyleWhen people talk lifestyles, the accompanying pictures often have deck chairs – but also palm trees, poolside waiters and drinks with cocktail umbrellas propped in the top.  This photo, taken outside a restaurant in Telluride CO, was not posed.  There were others occupied by skiers taking in some sunshine, but the waiters and exotic drinks were absent.  So, you will notice, were the crowds.  It was a gorgeous day and I think the closest run was called “see forever” which aptly fits this view.

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The yukikaki championship – an unusual sports event

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Festivals of ice, snow and lights are part of winter festivities in Hokkaido. In Otaru’s program of events was an unusual World Championship. I went along.

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Thoughts about community engagement …

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Photo credit – Nicholas Green via unsplash.com

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community… Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
~ Cesar Chavez

Is it time for a change?

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Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash.com

The Christmas break and holidays are over. Perhaps in that time you had an opportunity to reflect on your work, your aspirations and your life in general. Perhaps you came to the conclusion that it’s time for a change? Well – how do you do that?

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Friday food treat: Bento boxes

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Bento boxes are meals packed in boxes, that have s number of different parts. It is reflective of Japanese meals – they often have a number of dishes on offer at a meal. The bento box is like a Japanese lunchbox with different compartments to hold the different dishes.

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Friday food treat: Hokkaido style Cheese tart

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Source: dreamersloft.blogspot.sg

There is a little food store that has “popped up” on one of the main streets in Hirafu. They specialise in local dairy products. One of these is the very tasty cheese tart, or cheesu tarturo as my Japanese friends call it.

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Thoughts about screen time …

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Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash.com

Whether you are a parent or not, carving out time to turn off your devices, to disconnect from the wired world and engage with the real people who are all around you, is one of the best gifts you can give yourself and the people you love.
~ Alan Brown

Are you having too much screen time?

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Parents often limit their children’s screen time. But what about the big kids? Do you spend too much time in front of screens? And if you do, what of it?

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How to have a happy holiday

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It’s holiday time for many. That means summer days at the beach for the folk at home, the excitement of a snow holiday for others. It’s a time for generosity too in for kindness and spirit. Will you be generous with yourself at this time?

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5 Ways to leave work at work

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Photo credit – Caio Triana via pexels.com

Do you get home from work still processing things that happened throughout the day? Is your sleep interrupted by moments of anxiety and concern about events at work? Here are ten suggestions to help you leave work where it belongs – at work!

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