Archive for ‘December, 2014’

Get SMART in 2015!

Elderly lady weight lifting

It’s Christmas Eve, the time of year people begin thinking about New Year resolutions, positive changes they hope to make in their lives across the next 12 months. Despite best intentions, recent surveys suggest around 90% of us will fail within the first 4 weeks of trying.

If you’re a ‘glass half full’ kind of person, you might say there’s no point in making a concerted effort towards change, arguing that the bluster and good cheer of the Christmas season makes people overly ambitious and hopeful about the New Year – “I’ll only fail and feel worse about myself”. Sound familiar?

Think positively: before you decide not to make any resolutions for 2015, ask yourself how you could bring about lasting change.

Here are a few thoughts for you…

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Found-Sounds 2014

Man with magnifying glass

With the end of 2014 fast approaching, I thought now would be a good time to share some of my favourite music finds from the past 12 months.

I’ve been a keen Spotify premium subscriber for the past couple of years; it allows me to search and play a wealth of ad-free music without having to purchase full songs/albums before I can listen, even offline such as in the car, when I’m out running etc. It’s proved great value for money and has really broadened my music library.

I’ve discovered literally hundreds of artists and new albums this year, some of which have been real standouts. Here are 10 of my favourites…

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