Roz Musings – Happiness and Kindness
May15

Roz Musings – Happiness and Kindness

Hello Everyone Some interesting research in Australia makes one think about the causes of happiness. The Di Marzio Research group asked participants to rate seven things that made them happy or fulfilled.  Of all the items listed the highest ranking on 36% was “an act of kindness to benefit another”.  This was followed by having a cuddle and third was walking in nature – 12%. The other things that make people happy but not to the same...

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Roz’s Musings – Drinking and thinking
May15

Roz’s Musings – Drinking and thinking

Hello Everyone There used to be a funny phrase from the controversial English comedy TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. It was I drink therefore I am! It was a send up of Descartes’ famous I think therefore I am. It was in part a comment on the amount of alcohol people drank and its impact on their lives. But drink and the types of beverages we consume have played an exceptionally important role in the history of humanity. Richard...

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Roz’s Musings
May15

Roz’s Musings

Hello and welcome book club members to my little corner of the world. I will be writing to you regularly and my goal is to give you food for thought. My writing style is deliberately non-academic. You might even find it a little casual. But my goal is to reach as wide an audience as possible and demystify the written word. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a published author of several books in India. I have visited India and...

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Roz’s Musings – Poetise the Planet
May15

Roz’s Musings – Poetise the Planet

Hello and welcome readers to my little corner of the world. As fellow lovers of words and their power I would like to introduce you to the work of Drew Dellinger. He is an ecological and cosmological poet. His great skill is to challenge our thinking with the words he writes. I first came across his work when I attended a Pachamama conference. Pachamama is an Inca word meaning Mother Earth. At this conference we were given enough...

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ROZ’S MUSINGS – Noah’s Ark

Hello and welcome readers to my little corner of the world. I suppose many of you are familiar with the famous story of Noah’s Ark. It was a gigantic wooden vessel in which Noah supposedly saved every kind of animal of the Earth from the ‘great flood’. The story is part of the Torah, the Bible and the Qur’an. I love the power of story-telling to get us thinking about our lives and Noah’s Ark is no exception. According to the...

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