Archive | September, 2013

Spicy rice with prawns

30 Sep

Spicy rice with prawns

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Ingredients:

250g long grain rice

150g frozen peas …

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A difficult week

29 Sep

I’ve just left behind a very difficult week having to deal with family issues. Unfortunately it’s only when I have to deal with family issues that my thoughts go back to other negative issues. Imagine for 46 years of your life living with something you didn’t know you had; then having to deal with finding out, dealing with new thoughts and having …

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A simply worded quote

28 Sep

Something inspirational:

“Act or accept.”

AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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That one person

27 Sep

It’s a normal and comforting thought process to want someone in our lives that extends a comforting arm. It’s a normal and comforting process to want someone in our lives who will tell us they understand what we’re going through and won’t stand in judgment.

It’s a normal and comforting process to know that at some point in our lives that same person will give us the space we need so that we can grow as individuals. It’s that one person we can rely on …

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Two-way communication

26 Sep

It’s important in any relationship to say what we feel; whether we’re a child or a parent, the channel of communication should always be open.

Communication doesn’t have to be in the form of criticism and as long as it’s constructive, the right communication should help everyone understand where perhaps things could be done differently …

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Our bridges

25 Sep

Something inspirational:

“One of the hardest things in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn.”

DAVID RUSSELL

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The self-righteous

24 Sep

We may all know the type, the self-righteous individuals who won’t listen to anyone and continue to make their lives about them. They defy change… the self-righteous individuals who are completely moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behaviour of others. Their need to be right far outweighs their need to be civil or kind. They hear, but constantly disagree and will always see their opinions as being the right ones …

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How not to parent

23 Sep

As children we don’t stop to think what our lives will be like. We assume if decisions are made, they are made with the best of intentions, until of course we begin to understand our lives, how things are,  then we understand that too. For some of us childhood is an abject lesson (me included) in how not to parent when it comes to our own children …

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Myofascial massage

22 Sep

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Massage is a relaxing therapy enjoyed by many, but did you know there are many different types of massage? In general massage works on the muscles, warming them and helping remove toxins and encouraging them to relax and release tension. This can be very beneficial but often the connective tissue surrounding the muscles does not release and consequently old tensions return.

Myofascial release massage works with the body’s connective tissue to encourage it to release and reduce tension and restrictions. Research investigating Myofascial release therapy for children with Cerebral Palsy found positive results for a number of factors such as tone and range of movement. (http://unmmg.org/clinics/cfl/assets/MyofascialArticle.pdf) A further study found Mysofascial release combined with osteopathy …

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Forgiving & Letting go

21 Sep

Something inspirational:

“I eventually came to understand that in harboring the anger, the bitterness and resentment towards those that had hurt me, I was giving the reins of control over to them. Forgiving was not about accepting their words and deeds. Forgiving was about letting go and moving on with my life. In doing so, I had finally set myself free.”

ISABEL LOPEZ, Isabel’s Hand-me-down Dreams

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