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Of Signs, Symbolism and Sense

I was recently driving home (quite slowly, thankfully), when a pigeon flew across the windshield, narrowly missing being Chef’s New Year Squab Special. If it had been a mourning dove, I would have been concerned, as it is a close cousin’s firm belief that if:  “you hit and kill a dove,…

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Red Doors Painted Black

Many moons ago, I did not like Guinness. Hard to fathom now, as I caress the droplets off my pint of ever so creamy goodness. Guinness always appealed to me. How could it not, with the fabulous advertising (this is not sarcasm), the coveted merchandise, and a truly engaging story…

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Why Our Loss of Awe is Something to be Worried About.

I recently read an article that outlined a new discovery whereby experiencing positive emotions, and in particular awe, has a beneficial effect on our mind and body. This research claims that certain positive emotions, such as awe and joy, can also protect us against certain diseases, including depression, heart disease,…

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Mother’s Day

Last year on Mother’s Day, I was shocked to the point of blood boiling twitching, at some of the posts on Facebook. Some people, usually women, were actually asking for the rest of us NOT to celebrate Mother’s Day, or at least not to post about it. They asked everyone…

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Why Change Management and Behavioural Training Should be Seen as Integral to Business.

Consider the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics: Order tends to Disorder. I would say that this principle can also be applied to human relationships. Consider a couple, in the first bloom of love, perfect and dedicated to each other in every way. Over time, this relationship changes. Flaws appear. Differences seem…