Archive | May, 2011

A passion for life

31 May

To me passion means a zest for life. Passion allows us to feel courage, passion allows us to follow our convictions, passion gives us a strong sense of self so that we can live our life and take those first steps out into the world.

Passion comes from feeling confident, from knowing ourselves, working on our strengths, weaknesses and values. Passion is what makes us feel good about who we are, but in order to concentrate …

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The health benefits of Popcorn

30 May

It is hard to believe that Popcorn, the cinema snack is now making a comeback as a super-food that is actually good for us.

According to research popcorn may not only prevent cancer but it can also help those trying to diet. It is a wholegrain food, which has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, two potentially life threatening illnesses.

The facts

Popcorn contains three times more fibre than sunflower seeds. It also balances blood sugar levels; keeps us fuller …

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Children’s confidence

29 May

Confidence is the backbone to our ability to be able to function and function well in our lives. If we engage children when they are small, they will engage as adults; as well as have lots of confidence.

I wasn’t so lucky. As parents we have to believe and show our children that we believe in them. Children may not understand and fully be able to equate their thoughts with the world, or with us …

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Make a living

28 May

Something inspirational:

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

WINSTON CHURCHILL

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About Insomnia

27 May

Insomnia is possibly something many of us deal with, including myself. So how do we know if we have insomnia and what are the problems associated with having it? We know we have it when we have difficulties getting to sleep, staying asleep or having enough quality sleep; despite having ample opportunity to sleep.

Insomnia may lead to problems with our well-being, which can have a knock on effect on our performance the next day. Sleep patterns for insomnia are different for many of us. In my particular case …

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Compatibility & relationships

26 May

Is compatibility something we stop to think about or analyse? Compatibility doesn’t have to be with a partner or spouse; it could be someone we hang out with, a girlfriend, boyfriend, anyone we share a friendship with.

The problem is that for most of us, personal goals are not always evident earlier on in our lives. By the time we reach the age of 25, we may have some idea of which way we want to go. Some of us …

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Recognising our own qualities

25 May

Do we ever think about what we like about ourselves or what is good about us?

Do you pay yourself compliments on your own achievements or complement others only on what they achieve, but wishing we had done more? We might do that with our children, with other people’s …

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Changing our behaviour

24 May

I have always been fascinated how we can change many things with a little bit of understanding. I have written a blog about this particular topic, but wanted to elaborate more on the subconscious mind and how when we work towards change of the subconscious; we can change.

The subconscious is the key to us maintaining a positive attitude, so that we can be successful. The conscious mind decides what we want to do, but ultimately it’s our subconscious that tells us what …

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The health benefits of Mango

23 May

Mango contains phenolic compounds and natural antioxidant properties. These properties help combat breast, prostate and colon cancer and helps with the signs of ageing.

What do we know about Mango and why is it so good for us?

  • Mango is cultivated throughout tropical climates and originates from India;
  • Mango extract and fruit are known to help with weight loss, which is why it’s so popular with women;
  • It is also rich in potassium and is excellent for cardiovascular health;
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About my week

22 May

It’s been one of those weeks. The near to positive part of the week is that I’ve managed to cut down on my reflux episodes and although not completely cured, I am certainly doing better than I was. The reflux diet seems to be working. I need to make sure I’m not presented with stress, because for me reflux is usually made worse by stress.

I am also slightly concerned over my reflux problems. I really need to make sure that my diet will not make my health problems worse in the longer term. I am beginning to feel better, so it’s clearly …

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