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4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my Mindset Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter that forces you to take your medicine with a spoon full of sugar… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should probably ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should definitely read), and 2 things … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Procrastination has nothing to do with being lazy and everything to do with avoiding unwanted feelings. Start now and rip the bandaid off – and you’ll get over those feelings quickly. Once you have, momentum takes over and – like a boulder rolling down the hill – things become much easier. The most difficult bit … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

Ripples In The Pond

I dropped a pebble in a pond the other day and watched as the ripples reverberated outwards.  Then I started thinking.  When the water is calm the ripples travel unobstructed. It’s clear as day. Yet when the waters are rough it’s very difficult, if not impossible, for us to see them.  Yet they do. They … Read more Ripples In The Pond

Tuesday’s Top Tip

One of the problems we have is the way many proponents of certain activities sell them to you. Because they’re trying to sell you something they prey on your insecurities. They talk on and on about the benefits they have for you. How meditation, exercise and a balanced diet helps you. How you need this app. How you … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

Mental Mondays – 12/10/20

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to my new and improved Mental Mondays newsletter – the only weekly newsletter to make a pass at your spouse before apologising profusely. For those who don’t know, each week I try my best to give your Mondays a much needed kick up the proverbial by sharing 3 x … Read more Mental Mondays – 12/10/20

Tuesday’s Top Tip

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger but only if you adopt that attitude – otherwise it will make you weaker.  Previous Top Tip

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – September 2020 – On Dealing With Anger, Thanking My Readers and The Direction Of My Blog.

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to another one of my life-altering monthly newsletters – where I take the time to digest how my month went and look at what areas I feel the need to ‘course correct.’ At the bottom you’ll find a list of everything I’ve written about this month. As always I … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – September 2020 – On Dealing With Anger, Thanking My Readers and The Direction Of My Blog.

The Boy Who Cried No Wolf

The first part of the story goes something like this.  Once there was a boy who started screaming, “Wolf! Wolf!”  Upon hearing this the people from his village ran around screaming like headless chickens. Of course the boy, who was playing a prank, thought this was hilarious. When the villagers found out the truth they … Read more The Boy Who Cried No Wolf

Tuesday’s Top Tip

You should love your family most, but you must love yourself first. Otherwise it becomes impossible to do the former.  Previous Top Tip

Tuesday’s Top Tip

Whether it’s washing the dishes you used or the planet you inhabited, leave everything better than you found it.

Motivational Mondays – 21/09/20

Hello fine readers and welcome back to my weekly Motivational Mondays Post! The only newsletter to force feed you your recommended 5 a day before offering you a cupcake… Following a 4:3:2:1 approach, it contains 4 exceptional thoughts from me (ha), 3 admittedly better quotes from others, and 2 things I’ve been reading and/or listening … Read more Motivational Mondays – 21/09/20

Motivational Mondays – 14/09/20

Hello fine readers and welcome back to my Motivational Mondays Post! The only weekly newsletter to teach you about contraception before you have sex and then offer you a cigarette afterwards… Following a 4:3:2:1 approach, it contains 4 exceptional thoughts from me (ha), 3 admittedly better quotes from others, and 2 things I’ve been reading … Read more Motivational Mondays – 14/09/20

Why You Should Do It For Me

For many people, finding the motivation to do something for themselves can be difficult. When the focus is centred entirely on the self, many lose their will. It’s not enough. I believe this is especially true for those who struggle with low self-esteem. The little voice inside your head that says you can’t win, wins. … Read more Why You Should Do It For Me

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – AUGUST 2020 – The Question To Ask Before Every Decision, The Only Thing The World Needs From You, How To Overcome To-Do List Anxiety and More…

Hello lovely readers and welcome to my monthly newsletter! Included is a round up of what I’ve written about this past August. To begin with are some thoughts on what has been a difficult month for me personally. I hope that you can draw some inspiration from my words. Love to all X AUGUST REFLECTIONS: To … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – AUGUST 2020 – The Question To Ask Before Every Decision, The Only Thing The World Needs From You, How To Overcome To-Do List Anxiety and More…

The Loving Nature Of Fear

Fear is part of what all of us should be feeling at the moment. It’s a good thing too! If fear didn’t play its part we’d have become extinct a long time ago. Self preservation is paramount to keeping all of us safe. However if this is the only reason, if all you’re thinking about … Read more The Loving Nature Of Fear

I Am The Fly

As I went for my walk around the park today I paused to observe a tree. I started imagining what it must look like from the perspective of a fly. How each leaf – seemingly soo small – must be the size of an entire house. How the whole tree is its neighbourhood. How the … Read more I Am The Fly

200 Followers!

Can you believe it? 200 whole individual follower people! That’s 199 people I don’t know and my mum! Hi mum 👋! Extraordinary stuff. Where do I begin? Of course it’s been a long and arduous journey since I started blogging, with many ups and downs along the way, but to reach 200 followers is beyond … Read more 200 Followers!

Motivational Mondays – 24/08/20

Hello fine readers and welcome back to my Motivational Mondays Post – The only newsletter to start your week with a snap, crackle and pop! Following a 4:3:2:1 approach, it contains 4 exceptional thoughts from me (ha), 3 admittedly better quotes from others, and 2 things I’ve been reading and/or listening to this week that … Read more Motivational Mondays – 24/08/20

5 Simple Tricks For Overcoming To-Do List Anxiety

“Procastination isn’t caused by laziness. We don’t postpone tasks to avoid work. We do it to avoid negative emotions that a task stirs up – like anxiety, frustration, confusion, and boredom.” SOURCE: Adam Grant’s Worklife podcast – ‘The Real Reason You Procrastinate.’ Do you know that feeling, after you’ve written out your to-do list, despite how … Read more 5 Simple Tricks For Overcoming To-Do List Anxiety

Why Freedom Demands Responsibility

“The principle of freedom must be our first commitment, for without this no one is immune against the virus of aggrandizement – the impulse to grab power, wealth, position, or reputation at the expense of others.”  – Herbert Douglass – SourCE:The Cost Of Freedom True freedom is a commitment to experiencing the very real limitations … Read more Why Freedom Demands Responsibility

Mystery Blogger Award #1

The creator of this award is Okoto Engima. First up, a massive thank you to BThought1 for awarding my exceptional blog Clear-Air-Turbulence this most prestigious award!!! I joke of course, I’m not sure how prestigious this award actually is… 😂 Seriously though, it’s an absolute honour you thought of my poky blog given the sheer amount of truly … Read more Mystery Blogger Award #1

How To Develop More Intelligent Self-Interest

“One should never do something to others that one would regard as an injury to one’s own self. In brief, this is dharma. Anything else is succumbing to desire.” — MAHĀBHĀRATA 13.114.8 (CRITICAL EDITION) It’s ironic that the fictional character Joey from friends, who everyone laughed at for being a bit slow, was also the character to … Read more How To Develop More Intelligent Self-Interest

NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – JULY 2020 – The Importance Of Crying, The Dangers Of Hoping, My Worst Landing As A Pilot and More…

Hello lovely readers and welcome to my monthly newsletter. Included is a round up of what I’ve been writing and reading, plus some closing thoughts from this month. I hope you enjoy! WHAT I’VE BEEN WRITING: Why Crying Like A Little Girl Is The Manliest Thing You Can Do This post challenges the narrative that only girls … Read more NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – JULY 2020 – The Importance Of Crying, The Dangers Of Hoping, My Worst Landing As A Pilot and More…

The Secret Ingredient Missing From Every Conversation

That’s the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you’re an ass. It’s wonderful. When people tell me, “You’re wrong.” I say, “What can you expect of an ass?” S.J. Anthony de mello – SOURCE: AWARENESS “The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it. The more something … Read more The Secret Ingredient Missing From Every Conversation

The Hopeless Nature Of Hoping

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.” – Vietnam War. Admiral James Stockdale  Do you want to know the one reason you’re not happy right now?  It’s because … Read more The Hopeless Nature Of Hoping

If Honesty Isn’t The Value We Look For In Our Leaders Then What Does That Say About Us?

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (ie the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (ie the standards of thought) no longer exist.” – Hannah Arendt from her 1951 book The Origins of Totalitarianism. … Read more If Honesty Isn’t The Value We Look For In Our Leaders Then What Does That Say About Us?


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