Archive | April, 2013

The task ahead

30 Apr

I’m in the process of working on an exclusion and inclusion diet; not to lose weight but to find out which foods are still making me ill. It’s very slow and laborious but I’m doing much better. I need to be able to plan and make decisions in advance without having to cancel all the time or stay behind. I hate that I’m having to take out certain food groups that are possibly making me ill and am aware of my long term needs …

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The way to be

29 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it. No destructive lies. No ridiculous fears. No debilitating anger.”


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Food groups cont.d

28 Apr

This is the second half of my recent blog entitled: The 5 food groups. Here are a few more tips to guide you towards a healthy balanced diet.

The best way to get all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients we need is to eat a variation of the right foods …

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27 Apr

Just because someone pays us a compliment doesn’t mean we have the confidence to match. That’s not how it works.

Compliments don’t work unless we feel confident inside. Even if we continue to compliment someone, unless that person feels the compliment they will never learn to accept what’s being said …

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Choosing a therapist

25 Apr


How do I choose a complementary therapist?

Complementary therapies such as reflexology are growing in popularity. Many people with a variety of individual needs find therapies enjoyable and beneficial to their well-being. Choosing a therapist, however, can be a daunting prospect. The guide below is designed to highlight some issues to consider and make your path to your perfect therapist clearer …

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Guest blog

25 Apr

My Guest blog written by Joanne Marie Carthew… How do I choose a Complementary Therapist? will be posted on The CP Diary on Friday.

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Emotions & heart health

24 Apr

Did you know that emotional problems in childhood can alter our health in our adult years?

Now recent research has suggested there is a link between heart disease in middle age and our emotional behaviour traits in children, more so in women.A US study assessed almost 400 adults who had also taken part in the research as children, having been tested at the age of 7 …

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Making adjustments

23 Apr

Adjusting to a life without my parents hasn’t been difficult for me, but winding down from all the stress has. It’s amazing how resilient we are when we have to keep everything together as our own feelings about what we’re dealing with are kept under wraps. When our situation eventually changes, emotionally we not only have to let go of the old feelings …

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Everything and nothing

22 Apr

 Something inspirational:

“Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.”


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The 5 food groups

21 Apr

As a society we must accept that the majority of us consume too much of the wrong foods and yet for most of us a healthy diet is simple and easy to do if we just ate more fruit, vegetables, bread, cereals, potatoes, and pasta.

We should be including in our diet a variety of foods taken from the 5 basic food groups, eaten in the correct proportions …

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