Whether one believes in a well known religious belief system, it may come from western, eastern or individualistic belief is not the point. The point is everyone has one. If they have none, then that is their belief system- to believe in nothing. All too often at yearly family gathering or business conferences there will … Continue reading The Belief System “Mine’s Better Than Yours.” – Is It?
All of us have heard the term before and know what it means. The classic daddy issue defined: A girl has had a soggy relationship with her absent father which leads to resentment of the relationship. The girl as an adult goes on to find an older man relationship for her protection and safety. That's … Continue reading The Real “Daddy Issue” Problem
You met them all the time. They're in the supermarket aisle gobsmacked at the price of milk. They're at the petrol pump disgusted at the price per litre. They're in the bus shelter or staff room stating political view and what they would do if... Welcome to the world of "The Complainer" What would they … Continue reading To Complain or Not To Complain, That Is The Question
We have all changed someone's life -- usually without even realising it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other's lives. https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?language=en
DIRECTOR: John Frankenheimer GUEST BLOGGER: Vaughan Tales of chaotic productions and catastrophic flops remain irresistible to film buffs, arguably more so than famous successes, and few films have illustrated this better than “The Island Of Dr. Moreau”. More than twenty years after its release the film continues to be a fixture of “Worst films of … Continue reading The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Everyday I met people in my job that complain. They fall into one demographic "old." Why do "old" and "complainers" go hand in hand in the same sentence? Let's break it down and look at psychology of old baby boomer complainers that won't go away and are stuck in their ways: The Psychology of Lev … Continue reading “Back in my day.” The old, grumpy complainers.
DIRECTOR: Craig Gillespsie RATING: 3/5 Some people in the millennial age bracket won't have one clue who Tonya Harding is and her notoriety. If you fall in that age bracket then buy the ticket and come back to this blog as there's a couple of spoilers below. This film takes you on a thrill ride of … Continue reading I, Tonya (2018) A look at how the story is told.
DIRECTOR: Tony Kaye RATING: 3/5 Adrien Brody needs more acknowledgement for his acting. I don't mean more accolades or Academy Awards, he needs more scripts that service his talent. Detachment is such a film that shows him in his own and services all he has to offer. Detachment is directed by the confrontational Tony Kaye … Continue reading Detachment (2011) Don’t expect “Dead Poet’s Society” from Tony Kaye
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this … Continue reading The Hidden Power Of Smiling
You buy a pet for yourself, a dog or cat and take it home. You search through the internet searching for cute names to give it, think of goofy film characters you want to name your pet and it's sorted. The next shopping list includes premium pet food not the cheap tin of jellymeat that … Continue reading Do We Own Our Pets Or Do They Own Us?