Archive | March, 2013

An Easter quote

31 Mar

Something inspirational:

“Happy Easter, share this time to reflect on life, love, family and all of your blessings.”


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Generations of behaviour

30 Mar

Family behaviour has a history of repeating itself on future generations.

I believe family behaviour patterns dictate how we deal with our lives and how we communicate with other family members. Those behaviour patterns determine our opinions, our beliefs and our decisions …

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Social class

29 Mar

It’s become standard for us to put up barriers to protect ourselves. That way we don’t have to communicate our thoughts to anyone.

It’s the way we’re made right? Unfortunately it’s NOT the way we’re made, it’s what we’ve learned. People don’t shy away from other people because they feel resentment towards them; they usually shy away because they’re not sure how to communicate on a level they’re comfortable with. As a consequence certain people will cocoon themselves and cut themselves off …

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A quote about control

28 Mar

Something inspirational:

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.”


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From the heart

27 Mar

It doesn’t matter how much we talk from the heart, sometimes the people we’re talking to don’t want to hear what it is we have to say. It’s in those moments when we come to realise that we’re left with no alternative but to walk away.

Wouldn’t life be great if we had control over other people’s thoughts? Not so that we can control their every move, or even their thinking, but so they could see what we see; understand what we understand and make any changes so that we can move forward together …

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Unconscious issues

26 Mar

Letting go of someone or something doesn’t mean we’ve failed. For me it means I’m no longer willing to put up with a situation and/or issue that I’m not happy with. Unfortunately when we deal with a terminal illness emotionally it often highlights other areas of our lives that we perhaps need to address, but don’t consciously think about at that time …

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Self control

25 Mar

Something very true:

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”


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Supporting roles

24 Mar

We end up doing the wrong thing when we struggle emotionally to do what we know is the right thing, but just can’t bring ourselves to do it.

Emotionally we’re not always equipped to deal with everything that life throws at us, but what happens when someone is dealing with a terminal illness and they need support? Unfortunately when we’re dealing with a terminal illness, we’ll never know if someone is struggling …

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Warm spring salad

23 Mar

Warm salad of spring vegetables with griddled tuna or salmon



1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and sliced

140g podded peas, frozen are fine …

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The simple life

22 Mar

Something inspirational:

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter… to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”


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