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Posted on 01. Aug, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
August is the eighth month of the year and is named after the emperor Augustus. It was originally called sextilis meaning sixth, as it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. Another reminder that things do change, even though such things can seem like they’ve been around forever. This month marks International Youth [...]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
March is the third month of the year and is named after the god Mars. This month marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and the start of autumn in the southern hemisphere. Make sure to note the changes in the season, no matter where you are in the world. March is International [...]
Posted on 01. Jan, 2011 by Julia Barnard.
January is the first month of the year and is named after Janus the god of the doorway. As such, it offers an opportunity for new beginnings. People make New Year’s Resolutions and are hopeful for the year to come. Celebrated this month are New Year’s Day, World Braille Day and Peculiar People Day in [...]
Posted on 07. Dec, 2010 by Julia Barnard.
Have you ever felt lonely? It doesn’t feel so good does it? You feel separated from others both physically and mentally. Because you do not have to be alone to feel lonely. You can be surrounded by others, yet anything they say or do does not matter. It’s like they’ve ceased to exist. If your [...]
Posted on 24. Dec, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
“The difference between one person and another is not mere ability, it is energy.” Thomas Arnold You can have the best plans in the world. You can be full of ideas and inspiration. But if you don’t have the energy to actually implement your ideas, you’re not going to get very far. Even worse, your [...]
Posted on 30. Apr, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Low-achievement students who spent 15 minutes writing about values that were important to them saw an improvement in their grades. In fact the increase in grades persisted two years after the end of the study. Cohen of the University of Chicago was aware of the importance of self-affirmations in and wanted to see if by [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Analysis of 20 research studies by Kern and Friedman at the University of California revealed that people who were more lived longer. Data obtained from 8900 participants was analysed and it was shown that those people who possessed conscientiousness-related traits were less likely to die compared to their less determined counterparts. Associations were particularly strong [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
How often have you said to a person that they were lucky? Or you lament your own bad luck when something bad happens. When we talk of luck, it’s with the idea that it is something beyond our control. Perhaps the world has it in for us, or we were just born unlucky. Those lucky [...]
Posted on 07. Mar, 2009 by Julia Barnard.
Research at the University of Exeter have been looking at the impact one-to-one support has on the performance of male golfers. Such support included listening to their problems, offering encouragement before a competition and assisting them with practical issues. Their performance during this time was monitored and compared to their performance before the support was [...]
Posted on 27. Oct, 2008 by Julia Barnard.
It is possible to develop since it is a mind-state and our thought patterns can be dramatically altered if we work hard enough at it. Hopefully the following ideas will help. Watch your thinking. Try not to think in terms of always or never. For example: missing the bus and saying to yourself: “this always [...]