30 Days Challenge - Giving Up Smoking!

30 Days Challenge - Giving Up Smoking!

I hate smoking, I really do. Still I don't seem to be able to quit! I've actually identified two reasons for my addiction; that's the correct term if I'm being honest with myself but more on that later. What I wanted to talk about is the 30-day challenge I decided to embark on which has a lot to do with all the publicity on the radio and TV regarding Stoptober, an initiative by the NHS to help people quit smoking. Th...

gices - 27 Oct 2014
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My 19 Minutes Meditation on my Chair at my Computer Desk

My 19 Minutes Meditation on my Chair at my Computer Desk

Back from food shopping and waiting for a text message from a friend to confirm where we’ll be meeting, I decided to do a little bit of meditation. The good thing about meditation is you don’t need any special equipment or have to be in a specific place, you can do it wherever you want. As I close my eyes and lay my hands on my thighs, I started thinking about all sorts of stuff. The mind is like a wild horse whi...

gices - 19 Oct 2014
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Random Act of Kindness for Colleagues at Work

Random Act of Kindness for Colleagues at Work

I thought I would take inspiration from the internet to see what other people have been doing for good deeds and I stumbled upon one where someone put a 5 dollar note in a plastic bag with a little message and stuck that on a public vending machine. This is something very easy to do, doesn't involve much money and is bound to put a smile on someone else's face - it was perfect for me to try at work. However the co...

gices - 16 Oct 2014
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Volunteering for The Sock Mob Evening Out to Help the Homeless

Volunteering for The Sock Mob Evening Out to Help the Homeless

I do not like the cold; my body just cannot take it. At home, as soon as the temperature drops by even a tiny amount, the heater is on. I cannot even think how people are able to sleep on the streets, especially in winter. I know they don’t really have a choice and that makes me sad for their circumstances and grateful for mine. Therefore I decided to join The Sock Mob to see how I can help. It was a good match f...

gices - 07 Oct 2014
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5 Important Tips When Buying a Used Car Without a Mechanic

5 Important Tips When Buying a Used Car Without a Mechanic

Unless you have a very good understanding of how cars work, it is preferable you take a mechanic with you when going to see a used car you’re planning on buying. However this is not always practical because it can cost a lot of money. The AA charges £142 for a vehicle inspection but you can get a local mechanic do the necessary checks for you for around £80. Still, it’s very rare you’ll be purchasing the first car yo...

gices - 29 Sep 2014
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Acts of Kindness - How a Friend Helped me During a Time of Need

Acts of Kindness - How a Friend Helped me During a Time of Need

When I decided to return to the UK in January 2014, I asked a friend of mine whether he would be able to help me with the move and he said yes. Here are some of the things he did for me: Paid a bill of £600 on my behalf because I did not have any funds in the UK at that time Offered to let me stay in his house for a couple of weeks rent free Let me borrow his car to go see my family Took me several times to see peo...

gices - 27 Sep 2014
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My Good Deed of the Day - Supporting Enham Trust Lloyds Bank Community Fund by Tweeting

My Good Deed of the Day - Supporting Enham Trust Lloyds Bank Community Fund by Tweeting

This is the email that got forwarded to me from one of our clients. Good morning, Enham Trust have been shortlisted with three other organisations to receive funds from the local Lloyds Bank Community Fund. Please could you take a > minute to support us? -it only takes a very short time to complete your vote! and please share this with your friends and colleagues? We are currently second in the table. ...

gices - 26 Sep 2014
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Act of Goodness - Donating to Macmillan Coffee Morning

Act of Goodness - Donating to Macmillan Coffee Morning

A few weeks ago, a company email was sent round informing us we'd be participating in the Macmillan Coffee Morning which aims to raise money to provide better care and improve the lives of people affected by cancer. We were asked if any of us or our partners could bake some cakes but that's not something I was able to do. So today, the fundraising event was taking place at Grovesnor Road in St Albans in the building ...

gices - 25 Sep 2014
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Act of Kindness - Rescuing a Helpless Bird from the Street

Act of Kindness - Rescuing a Helpless Bird from the Street

It was a Wednesday afternoon and I was going for my regular walk during my lunch time. I noticed a very strange ball on the corner of the pavement. I was curious. I looked closely and it was a bird, still young as it had yellow plumage. I realised it had fallen out of its nest because it was a bit windy. I wasn't sure what to do so I picked it up and put it up on a wall behind branches to protect it from the wind and...

gices - 17 Sep 2014
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My Review of the Book - How to Win Friends and Influence People

My Review of the Book - How to Win Friends and Influence People

Before I read the book, I was very sceptical because of the words "influence people" which lead you to believe there's some sort of manipulation going on. I didn't like the idea of (probably) forcing people do things I wanted but still I decided to give the book a try. What I later found out is that the only way to influence people is by making them want to do the things you'd like them to do which is adequately desc...

gices - 16 Apr 2014
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