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Some people enter a room and moments later, it feels like all the air disappeared. Others light up the room with their presence. You wish to see them again. Vastly different dispositions are revealed in the way people conduct themselves. Indeed, we are creatures of habit. I share three habits that quickly reveal a person’s personality. SOCIAL MEDIA REVEALS PERSONALITY Laura posts selfies quite frequently on social media. She shares what she eats and many other activities daily. These habits reveal a personality that is attention-seeking and self-obsessed. She may be cheered or shunned for her habits. I guess that depends on who is looking. PERSONALITY AND THE WAY WE TREAT OTHERS Dora says sorry, please and thank you. Her habits reveal a caring nature. People easily become comfortable around her. Her personality is endearing. Experts assert that people with her disposition are more likely to be givers than takers.…

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Find your Ikigai [ee-key-guy] and live long and happy. Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles share inspiring perspectives on finding your Ikigai and living happier in their bestseller titled Ikigai; The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life. Ikigai is from the Japanese word meaning a reason to live. It is what makes you look forward to getting up in the morning because you are excited to start the day. You have found purpose and it could be more than one, but they kind of fit together. Find your ikigai and live a long and happy life. FIND YOUR IKIGAI AND LIVE LONG Finding your Ikigai requires a patient search. Garcia and Miralles affirm that we are happiest when we know what to do, know how to do it, and know how well we are doing. The happiness that comes from finding and persistently pursuing purpose keeps us alive longer.…

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So I took this personality test. If you are curious and wonder about quirky traits that we as humans tend to have, then you are in good company. Yours truly is curious too. After responding as truthfully as I possibly could to the questions, I got the result and details about my personality. Being described as “creative”, “idealist and doer” was sort of endearing.  Why dream and not follow through right?  I sort of wondered about the description “perfectionistic”. Isn’t that like a scenario where one might always be seeking to get things right every time? The expression “there is something rotten in Denmark” implies that an ideal situation is not always possible and mistakes happen. Now that might be worth remembering.  The personality test is fun to take and mostly accurate if you answer as truthfully as possible. Click the link below and maybe be pleasantly surprised at your…

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 Words have always held a fascination for me especially when they are used creatively. Idioms are charming and give character to words when used correctly. Some idioms are regional, and only locals understand them easily. There are popular, humorous and serious idioms and maybe we can use them more frequently to express thoughts uniquely? A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS. This is popular, and a way to ask what someone who is lost in thought, is thinking about. ON YER BIKE.This is regional and often a disrespectful way to tell someone to go away. AL FRESCO A way of saying “outside”We ate al fresco under the olive trees.This is quite a striking way to say ‘we ate outside’. Yes? AN AMBULANCE CHASERA lawyer who finds work by persuading people that are injured in an accident to ask for money from the people who caused the injury is an ambulance chaser.John makes…

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What is charisma?   Dictionary definitions make me think charisma is a personal quality one possesses that makes one stand out. This quality is powerful and often inspires loyalty in others. A charismatic person stands out. A charismatic person influences. So can charisma be learned especially when it comes so naturally for some people? Is it like a skill one can practice, own and become better at?  Two qualities stand out for me when I really think about it. The first is listening. Really listening. Not looking around the room or picking up your phone.  Listening and remembering the details. Easy enough right? Some simple things can be hard to do yet it is in the little steps. Can we all be charismatic? I think so.  In our communities and in our interactions. Now, is it not helpful to know that some qualities can be learned? This makes me happy. A…

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 Can we chat about things we wish we knew earlier? Things for instance that could have saved us time and heartache chasing projects that were not suited to our values and personality. I wish I knew earlier that less is more and learning never grows old. Less is more means less clutter and the creative use of things and not impressing the Joneses for me. It does not mean poor and deprived. Permit me to illustrate with Moses and the children of Israel. God gave the children of Israel one type of food “manna’ for forty years, while they were in the wilderness. Forty years is a really long time by the way. Most of us probably think that because they were in the wilderness, the Israelites lacked. But something makes me think different.  Here’s what I think. They said to Moses in Exodus 17:3 when they needed water at…

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