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Inspiring quotes, insights & videos about life, happiness, health & love…

The Rare Earth hypothesis

In planetary astronomy and astrobiology, the Rare Earth hypothesis argues that the origin of life and the evolution of biological complexity such as multicellular organisms, and, subsequently, human intelligence required an improbable combination of  astrophysical and geological events and circumstances that taken together are very very rare in the universe.

How rare planets like Earth are in the universe, which has then allowed intelligent life to form remains to be proven, but the general point of the Rare Earth hypothesis makes us consider that it does indeed take a very particular set of rare events and circumstances to produce life, and intelligent life on a planet – and we should reflect on just how special, amazing and diverse life is on this beautiful planet of ours.

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The one bit of career advice that I would give anyone…find your Ikigai!

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The No.1 bit of #careeradvice I would give anyone (for those for fortunate enough to be able to pursue it) and something I’ve always tried to aim for: – FIND YOUR #IKIGAI – the balance between doing: 1. something you are good at 2. Something you love 3. Something you can be paid (decently) for 4. What the world needs. We spend most of our waking days (mon-fri) at work, and 45+ years of the best years of our life at work – so don’t waste it just chasing the cash no matter what and choose wisely 🙂

Video: Making the most of the precious time we have…

Naval Ravikant shares his thoughts on why he’s not afraid of death – but rather than being sombre – it opens our eyes to why we have to make the most of the precious time we have to live

10 of the best Fitness quotes

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My all time Top 10 motivational quotes on fitness:

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The Rat Race Paradox & The Important things in Life.

A short story with an important lesson worth contemplating

The Fisherman and the Businessman

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite a few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”

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10 Motivational quotes to get you fit & healthy

We can all get a little de-motivated at times with our health, fitness, exercise and eating goals. When that happens for me I refer back to my best top 10 motivational quotes on health & fitness to get me back on track, get my arse into gear and get out running, to the gym and eating healthier once again.

All quotes & artwork are from the excellent and inspirational LiveBetter website: www.inspirational-quotes-about-life.net/health

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Nails in the Fence: A lesson to teach us the effects of the harmful things we say and do

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

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Exploring routes towards Happiness & Wellbeing

Check out the interview the founder of Live.Better+, Stuart Hodgson did with Network of Wellbeing here

What is love? Explain in 1 paragraph…..

Love means many things to many different people, bing a mix of feelings, emotions and attitudes, and you will find lots of views on ‘what is love? as well as lots of questions, infact ‘what is love?’ is often the one of the most searched for questions on google! The word love is perhaps an overused word that has lost some of it’s true meaning and has therefore become confusing in what it actually means (eg. A lot of people use the word love to describe something they really enjoyed or liked – such as I loved that film – I’d suggest this is really a confused representation of what the term ‘Love’ really means (I used to do it myself until I really tried to put some thought into ‘what love is all about. While no one has the ultimate authority to definitively say what love is, and certainly not me, I have tried a humble attempt at describing ‘what is love’ in one paragraph – I’d be interested to know what others think! So here goes

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