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the seven things to spend your money on regularly

Weird…but good. That’s how I felt when over the holidays I basically unplugged myself for 10 days. I barely touched the computer and wrote a total of one email while I was away. Occasionally I checked FB, but for the better part of 10 days I was pretty much disconnected. That’s part of the joy …

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you can either let the wind blow you where it wants to or put up your sail

Life’s unpredictable. That’s what I’ve learned about life in my 38 years on this planet. Just when you think you’ve got it all worked out, life throws you a curve ball. On a more personal level, my life has turned out to be one big rollercoaster ride. It started out pretty pedestrian. Born in a …

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47 ways to relax, something we all need to do from time to time

“Daddy, you’ve gotta give me a massage…” That’s what my 4-year-old son said to me just a few hours ago. Like he needs it. His body recuperates at lightning speed. My wife and I are the ones who feel it after our Karate lesson on Saturday mornings. My back paid the price last time and …

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3 days of jammy heaven gives us all time to reflect and relax

Who doesn’t love Sundays? I know I sure do…it’s the lazy day of the week. It’s the day when we get to do what we want to do. Sleep, eat, watch TV, relax, swim, anything and everything…that is until you have kids. Now Sundays are no longer our day but the family day as it’s …

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Jim Rohn’s 4 “ifs” and how they have changed my life

Ever wonder what you were meant to do? I know I did. As a child all I could think of was going to the US for university. My mother being British, she wasn’t too excited about the prospect of me heading off to the States. In fact, that’s an understatement. For years she simply refused …

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10 simple tips to a successful marriage

I do. Two simple words. And with those two words our life begins anew. While I understand that marriages don’t always work out, I believe in the “till death do us part.” We’ve all heard the statistics, 50% of marriages end in divorce. And international marriages, like mine, have even worse odds of success. Marriage …

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what does a good teacher cost and how do you find one?

Something must be wrong. According to my passport I’m 37. That means that I’ve been an educator in one form or another for over 21 years. Wow. How did I get into teaching? By accident really. Back in high school, I needed some extracurricular credit in order to graduate, so rather than be a camp …

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how the world has changed in just the last 40 years

History, for many people, isn’t a fun subject. We were bored to tears with names of kings and presidents that ruled the land hundreds and thousands of years ago. For many of us, it’s sheer torture. However, I learnt that history can be one of the most enlightening subjects we will ever take. Assuming you …

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