Why we should remain upbeat

I have always tried to remain upbeat, no matter what I deal with, but given the fact that stress plays a part in how we feel on what we usually deal with and what we continue to deal with, being upbeat can sometimes become a little more difficult.

But I don’t believe we need to stay in a place or space we don’t want to be in. Part of the problem is that we come to accept where we are and see where we are as a fait accompli and that’s usually how things …

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30 Aug, 2011

The true meaning of friendships

How well do you know someone; I mean really know someone? When we experience a connection with someone, we know everything there is to know.

It’s easy to feel that we know someone well, but the little bits we know about them isn’t the same as knowing or having a soul connection. We can know someone for twenty years and still not …

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29 Aug, 2011

Spinach & Pine Nut Lasagne

Pasta & Spinach Pine Nut Ricotta Lasagne

We’ve tried this recipe and I wanted to share it with you. It’s taken from ‘Delia on line’.  I am sure you could replace the Spinach and pine nuts Ricotta with other toppings of your choice.

Low fat ingredients can be used as an alternative to full fat.


1½ pints (850ml) milk

2 oz (50g) plain flour …

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26 Aug, 2011

Thoughts about moving abroad

Having watched a neighbour’s family prepare for a new life in Canada and watching the TV documentary ‘Stephen Fry in America’ brought about memories of my near move to the States.

From what I recall from the documentary Stephen Fry’s father turned down a job at Princeton University, in favour of Hampstead in England and although Stephen Fry has no connections in …

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24 Aug, 2011

Character traits

It is true to say that we all inherit character traits from our parents, from our environment and our peers, but what if the character traits we have are there because of a condition we deal with?

I was always considered to be lazy, at home and in school by my family. It didn’t matter what I did, or how hard I tried, I failed to make the grade. My parents never talked about my struggles and …

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23 Aug, 2011

Talking the same language

A passing thought:

Conversations will be more meaningful and less tense if we ‘talk the same language.’ That sounds so obvious and easy to do, but how many of us actually do it?

It’s tempting when we’re keen to get our point across, to charge ahead; then get annoyed with the other person when we’ve misunderstood the conversation, or we think we’ve understood the …

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22 Aug, 2011