Archive | May, 2015

Feeling bad

31 May

It helps that I have the ability to switch off when I need to, because it’s got me through some very difficult times, but it doesn’t come without its disadvantages.

I am constantly reminded of my neurological struggles because of my Cerebral Palsy, constantly being reminded daily of what those struggles are personally; and that’s always difficult. There’s just no …

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An Erich Fromm quote

30 May

Something inspirational:

“Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.”

ERICH FROMM

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Our moral compass

29 May

What is a moral compass? A moral compass is a person’s ability to judge what is right and wrong and act accordingly. It’s our moral compass that’s partly responsible for the way we live our lives. The other part is our values.

In order for us to incorporate our values, some of us may need to understand them first so that we can live more fulfilling lives. Others may need to understand their values, to understand …

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We make assumptions

28 May

We make assumptions about people before we really know. In some cases we’ll agree we’ve wrongly assumed what we’ve assumed about that person and in other cases rather than initiate we were a little too quick to judge, we’ll keep up the pretence rather than admit we were perhaps wrong.

Perhaps it’s us wanting to be right, so will never admit we’re wrong; or what we see in someone else is a reflection of what we see in ourselves. We may go out of our way to prove to ourselves and to …

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Reasons for anger

27 May

Something inspirational:

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

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About blame

26 May

If you’re not to blame but others think you are, do you still get blamed for the things you’re not responsible for? Does blame ever really dissipate? Once blamed always blamed.

The mind continues to reason, understands the logic and the reasoning, but still won’t let it go. Perhaps we think that if we let go of blaming someone else, we would have to carry someone else’s guilt …

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Out of spite

25 May

We spite because we’re that way inclined and it’s what we do. Someone’s done it to us so we don’t think twice about doing it to someone else. Whether we consciously or unconsciously do something to spite, we will never get away with it. Someone who spites will always be …

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A Bill Gates quote

24 May

Something inspirational:

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

BILL GATES

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About Exercise

23 May

Exercises are generally grouped into three types depending on the overall effect they have on the human body.

The three main categories are: Aerobic exercises, such as cycling, walking, running, hiking, and playing tennis. Anaerobic exercises, such as weight training and flexibility exercises such as …

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Understanding our thinking

22 May

Science has shown that it is our thoughts about the things that happen to us that have the biggest impact on how we feel and as a consequence how we will go on to act on those things.

Thoughts don’t just apply to the big events that happen in our lives, but to the small issues we have to deal with as well. The problem is that our initial thinking on any event that is negative isn’t …

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