Making progress

As I start today’s blog, my thoughts don’t seem to be heading in any direction. Maybe when I start to type something, things will become clear.

When something troubles me, it’s usually there in my mind. I always try and see the positive even when I’m dealing with such negative issues. It helps me to look beyond what I see. I think that part …

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31 Jul, 2011

Yet more problems

When I was a little girl I used to struggle with bad thoughts brought about by insecurities, largely brought about by the influence of others.

Now those thoughts have come back, through yet more health problems and my struggle to stay well. For a few days now I have had a problem with my eye. It has now been confirmed that …

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30 Jul, 2011

Baked Chicken Curry

Baked Chicken Curry

We tried this recipe the other day. It was so nice I wanted to share it with you, taken from ‘River Cottage Every Day’ by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  I am sure you could replace the chicken with beef or lamb and it would still be delicious.

Ingredients:

2 heaped tsp coriander seeds

2 heaped tsp cumin seeds …

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28 Jul, 2011

Feeling a little blue

I’m feeling a little blue today. I’m sure I’m being tested on my health, because I now have a problem with my eye. Not sure what’s wrong with it, but I think it could be a sty.

I seem to be going from one problem to another and it’s beginning to get to me. I have also just found out that my appointment to have my cyst removed is scheduled for the 12th August …

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27 Jul, 2011

Why we should speak out

A passing thought:

It’s always tempting to complain about someone or something without doing something about it. If someone hurts you, or says something unkind, it’s important to speak out.

As hard as it is to do, it’s even harder to keep our thoughts to ourselves. All that does is hurt us emotionally until such a time we don’t cope and then have to deal with the problem anyway. It may …

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26 Jul, 2011

Constructive criticisms

I remember attending prize giving for my daughter many years ago, when the headmistress was talking to the girls about constructive criticism.

She was trying to impress upon the girls that the harder they worked in school, the more they would achieve. She was referring to the girls who didn’t work during the academic year, stressing that …

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25 Jul, 2011

The importance of change

Change is something we shy away from because it seems daunting, even scary sometimes, but change is necessary. Change is having the ability to move from one situation to another. Change gives us a different perspective. Where we know physical change is going to happen we’re happy to accept it, but we seem to find psychological change difficult.

For some of us change is usually brought about by a desire for us to want to change, but it’s something that needs to be recognised if it is to happen. Sadly, when we don’t think about change …

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24 Jul, 2011

Finding our own way

How many of us spend our lives living a life other people expect us live? This means living with dreams and goals that are never reached, or are our own, but based on what other people expect, or want for us.

It’s important we find our own way. It’s human nature for us to find ourselves comparing ourselves to others, but it can make us feel worse and doesn’t help. When we perceive other people to …

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22 Jul, 2011