Childhood worries

Just like adults, children also have their fair share of daily demands, worries and concerns. When I look back on my childhood, I can see that I had more than my fair share.

I would withdraw for short periods, then when it was time to face the world, I would deal with those realities. Worries tend to start around the time children start school, due to the endless demands …

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29 Jun, 2012

Establishing boundaries

Boundaries are taught by parents to their children from a very early age and are usually in place to protect them and the other children they come into contact with.

Generally, there are children who are lovely natured and probably wouldn’t be affected by having no boundaries, but the more wilful and determined child will probably stop at nothing without …

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26 Jun, 2012

Dealing with setbacks

Setbacks are inevitable. I find the bigger the problem, the more likely I am to have one. I suppose that’s inevitable. Once I get beyond the setback, I spend less time being concerned about it.

It’s important to have composure, because without composure it’s easy for panic to set in. Once we have composure, dealing with setbacks will always seem easier. There are no right or wrong ways to deal with them, it’s what works for us, but we must try not to be critical of ourselves.

It’s always easy to look back and question ourselves on what …

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25 Jun, 2012

As in life

Something inspirational:

“People say “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” True, but it goes beyond that. Don’t judge a book by its first words, first paragraphs, even its first pages. In fact, don’t judge a book until you have fully read and comprehended it.”


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24 Jun, 2012

Herbal tinctures for anxiety

Anxiety is inevitable and unavoidable. If you begin to feel anxious, worried or nervous about a particular problem, it could be that you are dealing with anxiety.

Unfortunately, using pharmaceutical drugs can leave the patient with common side effects, including digestive problems, depression, greater anxiety and in some cases constipation or diarrhoea …

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23 Jun, 2012

Nobody but myself

Something inspirational:

“All my life I had been looking for something and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except …

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22 Jun, 2012

Setting the standards

Parents tend to set the standards from a very early age. Children are not only influenced by their parents, but are also influenced by extended family.

Those early influences will influence every decision we go on to make in our adult years. We all have different core values and it’s those that can be the conflict between families. Values are what we attach …

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21 Jun, 2012