Thoughts about smiling …

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Photo by Lesly Juarez on Unsplash.com

We can bring positive energy into our daily lives by smiling more, talking to strangers in line, replacing handshakes with hugs, and calling our friends just to tell them we love them.
~ Brandon Jenner

The power of a smile

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Photo credit – various photographers via unsplash.com

The gesture of smiling is a powerful one. It engages others and can be the first step in communicating. If someone smiles at you – you generally smile back. There can be much more at stake with a smile though.

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Thoughts about emotions …

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Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash.com

If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, 

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Friday food treat: Kabocha salad

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Photo credit – author’s own

One of the delicious dishes made by the Japanese is Kabocha salad. This is similar to the Japanese potato salad, made with kabocha or pumpkin instead.

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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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It’s your choice – or is it?

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Photo by Baher Khairy on Unsplash.com

We make many decisions in life. We usually like to consider the choices available. In choosing, we enjoy the exercise of free will. Or do we? Behavioural economists might nudge you to consider a fresh perspective on this.

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Thoughts about choice …

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Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash.com

Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed.
~ James E. Faust 

Friday food treat: Nikujaga

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Source: https://norecipes.com/nikujaga-recipe

Returning to Japan means returning to new tastes and recently acquired ones. This week, I made nikujaga – beef and potato stew.

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