Fingerprints are Unique

Fingerprints are unique

Just like each one of us

It’s preferable to have 10 but people learn to cope if they have less
It’s uncommon to have more but people also learn to cope with that too

Coping with difference is not that difficult
if the focus is on the important aspects of fairness, acceptance and tolerance

Greed, power and control get in the way of equitable treatment but are not sustaining
They lead to unrealistic desire instead of satisfaction

Like eating fairy floss or potato chips
Sugar and salt out of proportion
Cloud our finger prints ruin our taste buds and leave us wanting.

 

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#health #sustainability #equality

 

Louise Smith     PSYCHOLOGIST
(Assoc MAPS) (QCT), B. A. (Hons) (Psych) (Japanese & Music), Dip. T. Prim. & Spec. Ed.(Hearing Impaired)

Enoggera Health Practice  – Brisbane Queensland Australia     

  • Make Positive Life Changes – Improve Assertiveness and Self Esteem
  • Deal with Depression, Anxiety, Anger and Stress
  • Cope with Workplace Issues – Team work, Setting Goals, Problem solving

#EMDR #Hypnotherapy #Meditation #Mindfulness
#Animal therapy #Art therapy#Adventure therapy
#Trauma #PTSD #PanicAttacks #Depression #Anxiety
#Motivation  #Focus #Achieve
#LIVE #LIFE

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WHO’S the Therapist Here?

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I am a psychologist. I have 2 dachshunds who come to the office with me everyday & sit in on nearly every session. They are excellent at maintaining client confidentiality and soothing upset or sad clients.

Scapa is 8yo black & tan male. Lila is 7yo chocolate & tan female. They are standards but more like tweens than miniatures. They are very affectionate & intuitive & great comforters for people who are upset or angry.

Sometimes my clients & I take them for a walk as part of the session.

Some of my clients really come to see my dogs NOT me!

My dogs have been regular visitors at one nursing home to visit my 100 yo grandmother. Both of them sit on her lap or sometimes she shares one with a friend sitting next to her. On request from the staff they go to the dementia section.

The people love them. It’s soooo rewarding to see them relax and smile & pat & cuddle the dogs.

Another interesting situation is how my dachshunds play with my nephew 6 years old. With Scapa, my nephew chases him for possession of a toy. However with Lila, she chases my nephew & adapted her style to encourage him to keep playing.

Both dogs will both automatically protect him from any perceived threat, like another person playing with him too roughly. My dachshunds weren’t taught to do any of this – they just did it. While my nephew is part of their pack, they love to meet & play with other children too!

Louise Smith     PSYCHOLOGIST
(Assoc MAPS) (QCT),
B. A. (Hons) (Psych) (Japanese & Music), Dip. T. Prim. & Spec. Ed. (Hearing Impaired)

Enoggera Health Practice  – Brisbane Queensland Australia
Please Email Me : 
smith.louise@optusnet.com.au

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  • Make Positive Life Changes – Improve Assertiveness and Self Esteem
  • Deal with Depression, Anxiety, Anger and Stress
  • Cope with Workplace Issues – Team work, Setting Goals, Problem solving 

 

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The Most Romantic Jewels of All

Thousands of years ago, before written history, Image result for girl with a pearl earringpeople probably discovered the first pearl while searching the seashore for food.

Throughout history, the pearl, with its warm inner glow and shimmering iridescence,
has been highly prized and sought-after.

References to the pearl can be found in the religions and mythology of cultures from the earliest times.

The ancient Egyptians prized pearls so much they were buried with them. Cleopatra reportedly dissolved a single pearl in a glass of wine and drank it, simply to win a wager with Mark Antony that she could consume the wealth of an entire nation in just one meal.

In ancient Rome, pearls were considered the Image result for girl with a pearl earringultimate symbol of wealth and social standing.

The Greeks held the pearl in high esteem for both its unrivaled beauty and its association with love and marriage.

During the Dark Ages, while fair maidens of nobility cherished delicate pearl necklaces, gallant knights often wore pearls into battle. They believed the magic of these lustrous gems would protect them from harm.

The Renaissance saw the royal courts of Europe awash in pearls. Because pearls were so highly regarded, a number of European countries had laws forbidding anyone but the nobility to wear them.

 

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She is wearing exquisite Pearl Earrings whose lustre matches her skin tones perfectly. With  these earrings she is alluring.

 

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The size of South Sea pearls are from 10-20mm. Pearls larger than 16mm are rare.

 

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Today, pearl diving has largely been supplanted by cultured pearl farms. They use a process promoted by  Kokichi Mikimoto. Particles implanted in the oyster encourage the formation of pearls which allows for more predictable production.
Today’s pearl industry produces billions of pearls every year.

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In Puerto Princesa City, Philippines is the biggest natural giant pearl found
at 34 kgs worth $100 million.

The pearl, which weighs 34kg, may end up being certified as the biggest in the world.

The Australian South Sea pearl oyster thrives only in a very small area of the Indian Ocean, the only area in the world where the warm ocean waters can produce the magnificent South Sea pearl.

Teams of Paspaley divers navigate the perils of the ocean’s depths to hand-pick the wild oysters from the seabed. Paspaley has also invested significantly in creating hatcheries to breed pearl oysters, to ensure a thriving future for this unique pearl oyster.

Being on of the remaining pearling fleets diving for wild pearl oysters, Paspaley is one of the last sources of natural pearls in the world.

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You might like to read –
https://www.thepearlsource.com.au/ 

http://www.divingheritage.com/pearldivingkern.htm

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2006/aug/24/japan.justinmccurry

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-24/worlds-largest-clam-pearl-found-in-philippines-by-fisherman/7779790

http://www.paspaley.com

oh yes ;) Think this is the only jewlery I wear besides my ring!:

 

Not A “Did You Hear About the 2 Men Who Walked into a Bar Story…”

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This picture is taken in 1965 in the public bar of Brisbane’s iconic Regatta Hotel.
This is one of the two main pubs that I went to as a student at University of Queensland. At the end of a semester or after graduation, it is packed with celebrating students.

A clever protest, shocking in its time, immortalised Merle and Rosalie’s brave ingenuity.

They stood their ground not because they particularly wanted to
have a beer in the public bar.

For Merle and Rosalie it was never about alcohol consumption!

It was about women being excluded from participating in public and social life.
It was about women being stopped from joining in.

The protest and the publicity led to the formation of the Brisbane (Australia) activist group Equal Opportunities for Women. It is widely credited for its part in overturning the so-called “marriage bar’’ within the Commonwealth Public Service.

It seems unthinkable now, but at that time women in the public service were required to resign when they got married. Then when that was resolved, they still had to resign when they had a baby!

I worked with women this age and their Superannuation was badly affected.

Women could not get a loan from a bank. In the 1980’s a good friend in stable government employment had to ask her father to get a loan for her for her first car! The bank refused her!

If wasn’t for women like Merle and Rosalie and the people who supported them,
things may not have changed.

I really admire these 2 women and am grateful to them for the social change they instigated. I have benefited in many ways not just financially.

In today’s world, I like to be thought of as a person first.

Thanks to them this sometimes actually happens.