Hint: It’s from an epic blockbuster movie trilogy

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This line is from the poem “All That Glitters Is Not Gold” in Lord of the Rings. It is the riddle of the Strider, or Aragorn.

The quote means just because someone likes to explore that doesn’t mean they’re lost. Not physically anyway, spiritually and mentally they are prepared.

Kudos…


From caring comes courage — Lao Tzu

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In a perfect world there would be no rudeness, offensive behavior, or being unkind to others. Unfortunately that is not the case. We live in polarizing times. Social media feeds off people’s prejudices, biases, fears and other negative emotions.

Bullies are everywhere.
Tempers flare.
Trolls come out to play.

I…


Hint: His novel inspired a hit musical starring Anne Hathaway.

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The quote is by Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables and one of the greatest and best-known French writers of all time.

Kudos if you guessed correctly!

To love beauty is to see light

This quote encapsulates my thoughts on mindfulness as it relates to happiness. To see or discover…


Sunshine streams through the branches overlooking a river.
Sunshine streams through the branches overlooking a river.
Sumida River, Tokyo ©Lucy King

Haiku poem: 小春日和 (Koharubiyori)


Make no mistake passion lights you up!

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If you always see the brighter side of things, you may feel you experience more positive events. You may find yourself less stressed, and even enjoy greater health benefits. This is not your imagination.

Research shows an optimistic outlook has distinct advantages. Optimistic people have better health and live longer…


When you are true to yourself you can achieve amazing things.

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If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It

I love this quote by Walt Disney. It emphasizes how much “mindset” determines success or failure in life.

And he could be right!

Studies of self-efficacy (self confidence) show many of us hold “self-limiting beliefs” that prevent us from reaching our…


Sumida River, Tokyo © Lucy King

Haiku poem: 万華鏡 (Mangekyō)


And what you can do about it.

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Birthdays should be happy occasions. Celebrations, being spoilt, and positive experiences are all part of the day. Yet some people dread every time a birthday approaches. Their behaviour changes. They get nervous or even sad. They have the birthday blues.

Does this sound like you? …


Unprocessed food is one of the best things you can eat to promote creativity

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Writing can sometimes be hard.

There I said it.

You wait for inspiration that just won’t come. Sometimes it arrives in the middle of the night when you have to get up at 6am for work the next day.

What can you do?

Creativity is not something you can turn…


Tips for staying positive during the coronavirus.

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My hometown (Melbourne) plunged back into lockdown this week in an effort to curb fast rising COVID-19 infections. As stage three restrictions loom, I ponder the dull reality of being stuck at home for six weeks with reduced contact by friends and loved ones.

“Get a grip,” I tell myself.

Lucy King

Playing at the intersection of mind, spirit and curiosity. Editor of Mindset Matters and Haiku Love (^_^♪)

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