Category Archives: Inspirations

morgenfrisk

morgenfrisk (Danish, a.) /ˈmɒɒnˌfʁæsɡ / feeling refreshed after a good night’s sleep fresh (rested, untired, energetic) in the morning 📷 Summer Solstice Microadventure #PositiveLexicography

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Orenda

Orenda (Huron, n.) /ɒˈrɛndə/ a.) the power of the human will to change the world in the face of powerful forces such as fate. b.) extraordinary invisible power believed by the Iroquois Indians to pervade in varying degrees all animate … Continue reading

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Natsukashii

Natsukashii (なつかしい) (Japanese, a.) /na̠t͡sɨ̥ᵝka̠ɕiː/ a nostalgic longing for the past, with happiness for the fond memory, yet sadness that it is no longer 📷 King Hut, King Valley – Whitfield region, Alpine National Park #PositiveLexicography

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Volta

Volta (Greek, n.) “Leisurely stroll”. βόλτα is a noun meaning ‘turn’ and also ‘walk’, ‘stroll’. The word βόλτα is also used to mean, more precisely, “evening promenade”. Volta involves taking a leisurely stroll along the main promenade of your town … Continue reading

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Petrichor

Petrichor (Australian, n.) /ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/ The earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), meaning “stone”, and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. … Continue reading

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Gōng hé

Gōng hé (工合) (Chinese, v.) / gɒŋ.χɜː / gong-hur. Lit. work together; the basis for the anglicised term gung-ho. Gōng hé” is a shortened version of the term “gōngyè hézuòshè” (工業合作社) or Chinese Industrial Cooperatives, which was abbreviated as Indusco … Continue reading

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Live your life to the full!

This morning was Bram Cassidy’s London Marathon Fundraising Challenge Brunch with Heather Hawkins. Heather gave a great talk on her adventures, and finished her talk with a reading from her book “Adventurous Spirit” that is worth repeating; ❝ But it’s … Continue reading

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