A famous expression states “the eyes are windows to the soul”. Since there are some among us with limited, or sadly no, eyesight, presumably there needs to be flexibility in taking such an insight, as worded, literally. We could also consider hearing as listening to the soul, or touch as feeling for the soul.
We seem increasingly to live in a time in which reading is considered by too many as more of a chore than an enjoyable activity. (more…)
An article in the late summer edition of The Insurance & Investment Journal discusses a side of travel which tends not to be at the top of mind in planning priorities, but which, if not set-up, could have serious financial consequences. The issue: travel insurance.
A recent survey of Canadians found that 89% felt they had at least a reasonable understanding of what they were getting in their policies. However, it appears the greatest concern is the time it takes to process claims. (more…)
This week I heard a radio commentator refer to the time-honoured, greatest dread of people (supposedly): the fear of public speaking. The host noted how importantly the skill of being able to deliver presentations could impact one’s professional opportunities.
He then alluded to a just released story of a teenager who has confronted his own trepidation, by sending out an entreaty to educational authorities that he be spared from having to make presentations to other students in class. There has been reaction to this quickly in social media. No doubt, ‘experts’ on both sides of such a debate are aplenty. (more…)
In part one I noted that the temporary lifestyle of a cruise on the high seas (such as the Mediterranean) provides a wave (pun intended) of experiences, which in turn mean opportunities for reflection. Whether partaking in activities on board, or on shore excursions, hopefully high points resonate stronger than miscues and challenges.
When it comes to what to do while on board, cruise lines are prepared with plenty of options, scheduled or otherwise. (more…)