Discover the secret to success at work

Chess pieces

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What do you do? I mean for work. Is it easy to explain? Or can you really only give lip service to a surface-level description of it? It seems that is entirely understandable. When we are hired for work, we accept two jobs: the one we applied for and a hidden one!

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Thoughts about inner strength …

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Photo – author’s own

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

8 Ways to learn how to learn more easily


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Photo credit – Joe Shillington via

In a world of constant change, learning new things or new ways of doing things is a key part of surviving. It is not that learning itself has changed, but we do have to find ways of being smarter about it.

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How being in the forest is good for your health

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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Kyoto

While in Japan, we went to Kyoto and visited a bamboo grove at Arashiyama. It was quite lovely walking through the grove and looking up at the tall bamboo trunks that seemed to go for ever. It was peaceful and soothing but little did I appreciate the extent of the health benefits it offered.

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The next days of our flexible lives

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Photo – author’s own

As autumn comes to a close, we move to the next episode in our flexible, snow seeking life-style. With only days to go until winter is upon us, there is no snow yet. The lingering golden hues of autumn and the icy bite of the wind hint at the changes to come as we settle into our Australian winter home.

Changes and resettling
Moving from Japan back to Melbourne, and then on to Hotham to a new job brings long lists of thing to do, buy and pack. Reorganising our lives in this way is more familiar but there are still a few things to fine-tune before we settle into a new routine.

Interrupted posting
There are sometimes hiccups in the transition and this has affected my blog posts this week. I will return to my routine next week, with posts already in the pipeline.

Enjoy your last days of autumn or spring (depending on where you are in the world), and embrace the changes the new season brings. Have a great weekend!

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