Why is Small Print Written Small?

Why is Small Print Written Small?

If you’re a rational decision maker, then you are not exactly normal. According to Grattan Institute executive John Daley, most consumers are not rational decision makers. We respond to various stimuli and often buy products which are inappropriate to our life...
Mind Coach and Metacognition

Mind Coach and Metacognition

Who Needs a Mind Coach? Even high performance athletes need a mind coach in their corner. We know there’s more to winning than physical training. The mind also needs to be trained. MetaCognition A new book, by a performance psychologist Gayelene Clews, is valuable for...
Holding Foreign Currencies

Holding Foreign Currencies

Exchange Rates Often it’s not until we’re planning an overseas trip that we realise how much exchange rates have moved since our last holiday. Maybe last time we Australians went to the USA, we could get US$1 for each Australian dollar. Not lately. Not...
Cooking With Love Mindfully

Cooking With Love Mindfully

These cakes look so good you can almost take one off the table. They were made by a friend. She doesn’t seem to have any trouble getting cakes to rise, or icing to set. But then she pays attention to what she’s doing. ‘Cooking Mindfully’...
Who Do You THINK You Are?

Who Do You THINK You Are?

When someone tells you to ’just be yourself’ it sound like something that’s easy to do. But knowing who we are is not always easy. We have a few different ways of seeing ourselves. PERCEPTION: What do you think other people think of you? WISH IMAGE: What would...

Recipe for Paying Off Debt

Paying debt is a slow process and it’s too easy to put it on the back burner. Would you like an easy way to motivate yourself? Here’s an inspiring idea from a young woman in USA who paid off $26,000 in credit card debt. Her mapping solution is a great way to...