Archive for the ‘Gems’ category

Beyond Positive Thinking

“Mirror, mirror, on the wall… Who’s the fairest of them all?” If you ask this question, and repeat constantly in your mind, “I am, I am, I am”, will that make you ready to walk down the catwalk as a supermodel? If you are struggling to make ends meet and are strapped for cash, will […]

If You Complain, You Are To Blame

There is something that we all do every day, yet we usually don’t notice that we are doing it. Nor do we notice the effect that it has on ourselves or on others. This ‘something’ that we do every day has become so ingrained in us that if we stopped to analyse why we are […]

The Perfect Doctor

We are each blessed with a body that has been designed to care for itself, as long as we are there to help it. The body is the perfect doctor: the body will cure itself, but we just need to learn how to not block the process. Moreover, with so many other drugs and medicines […]

The Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back

Until a few years ago, I was always rather confused when it came to the old adage ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back’. It perplexed me that a single piece of practically weightless straw could do such damage to the desert’s equivalent of a monster truck. It wasn’t until I travelled to the Middle […]

Descend to Escape the Well

I have always looked upon other people as being like threads that are woven together in intricate patterns to form the fabric of the communal world we live in. Take, for instance, the fact that in the collective life that we all share, we are surrounded by many people, of different backgrounds, with varying opinions, […]

Get Adobe Flash player