3 Simple steps to shift stress

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Photo credit – jill111 via pixabay.com

Stress is part of life. Sometimes it is a force for good – being functional, keeping us challenged and engaged. Most times when people talk about stress, it is the dysfunctional kind. Chronic stress is the most debilitating, creeping up on us as we try to “cope”. 

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Next gen – retirement. Choose or lose?

Rush hour in London underground

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A few years before I turned forty, an associate said to me he was planning his retirement.  “Retirement?” I thought to myself, “That’s the last thing on my mind”.

More than a decade later, I still think it’s a way off, but sometimes it seems a lot closer. With downsizings in workplaces it can arrive earlier than you expect …

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Beyond blue to green

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Photo credit – Jason Ortego via unsplash.com

A belief that contact with nature ameliorates stress and benefits humans can be found in the earliest documented histories of China, Greece and Persia.
~ Townsend and Weerasuriya, 2010

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Thoughts about being yourself …

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Photo credit – Clem Onojeghuo via unsplash.com

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A little bit of Melbourne treasure

 

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Every now and then you stumble across something delightful. Sometimes it is a person who piques your interest unexpectedly. Other times it will be an object that has been long-searched for that turns up in an unlikely place. And then there are those times when you hear a snippet of

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Background photo credit – Gabriel Santiago via unsplash.com

The two hundredth post is here. Those posts have covered all sorts of topics from all sorts of sources. There have been highlights and lowlights – but I’m still here. In two hundred more, where will I be? More things to do, places to see and people to meet. Will you be one of them?

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