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AuthorJohn Barclay

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May 22, 2017

At busy times everyone is stressed, lecturers and students alike. In times like this, the Serenity Prayer is my go-to:  “…Grant me the serenity to accept what I cannot change, the courage to change what I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  I’ve always struggled with the wisdom bit myself, but find the […]

May 8, 2016

Pleasures are ephemeral and range from the purely sensual (e.g. tasting ice cream) to the more complex (e.g. excitement when a try is scored or amusement when watching a sitcom). Both are fleeting, and repeating indulgence soon afterwards doesn’t work; by the fourth taste of an ice cream feelings of pleasure have evaporated. By mindfully […]