Silver linings

I am sure there will be many who will use this time of year to reflect on their year and their past whilst they’re trying to move forward into the New Year.

I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see this year go. As far as my own thoughts are concerned, where I have clarity and understanding about my life, I still need to convince myself on both. Those fleeting …



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31 Dec, 2011

Being self-critical

Being self-critical stems from our core beliefs, which unless corrected will continue, but how many of us are actually aware that every time we say something we are self-critiquing? We need to be aware this is what we’re doing and not take offence, when someone tells us we’re being self-critical and negative about ourselves.

I grew up with negativity around me. It wasn’t something I was consciously aware of in the beginning, but as I began to grow up I became more aware of the family dynamics and where …

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30 Dec, 2011


It’s important to have and live with compassion. Society and the world need more of it. Compassion should be something we practice daily and needs to be incorporated into our every day lives so that it becomes part of us.

The first step in developing compassion is empathy, because without empathy we can’t have compassion. Sadly not only don’t we practice compassion but we fail to show empathy to those …

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29 Dec, 2011

Why we should reflect

I tend to use reflection as a tool to change certain aspects of my life so that I can be calmer. Reflection when used as a tool helps me understand my life better.

It’s important to reflect on our past to see how we can make improvements and adjustments so that we continue to grow spiritually and emotionally. Where life can be overwhelming, reflection …

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23 Dec, 2011