Archive | February, 2016

A quote by W. Allston

29 Feb

Something inspirational:

“Never judge a work of art by its defects.”

WASHINGTON ALLSTON

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Humility & inclusion

28 Feb

“I think we can’t go round measuring our goodness by what we don’t do… by what we deny ourselves … what we resist and who we exclude.

I think we have to measure goodness by what we embrace … what we create and who we include.” – Chocolat

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Learning to like ourselves

27 Feb

How many of us actually like ourselves and if we don’t like ourselves, how then can we be honest with ourselves?

Unless we learn to like ourselves, like the skin we’re in, we can never be honest with ourselves. The more we like ourselves the more honest with ourselves we will be, the more honest and open …

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A quote by June Ahern

26 Feb

Something inspirational:

“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”

JUNE AHERN

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Criticisms

25 Feb

Criticisms are an expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes. It’s a condemnation, finding fault that ultimately gives us a bad press.

Criticism is something we hate, something we don’t seem to tolerate well, but when the criticism comes from family, we see it as a slur on our squeaky clean characters and therefore tolerate it …

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Toxic people

24 Feb

Food for thought: We’ve probably all come across people in our lives who are toxic. They’re not only in our environments, but in our lives too. They’re in our midst. If anyone toxic tries to bring you down to their level it only means you’re already above them, so don’t allow them to bring you down. Instead work at bringing them up to your level and if …

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Gluten-free Cherry Bake

23 Feb

GLUTEN-FREE CHERRY BAKE

A wonderful recipe adapted from Great British Chefs

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Ingredients:

75g of unsalted butter, soft

150g of caster sugar …

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The right tone

22 Feb

I’m not sure how many of us are consciously aware of our responses when we talk or communicate with others, but perhaps this is something we could all improve on. How we respond, or speak to other people is the most important thing we will ever do.

There are some of us who constantly get it wrong. When we come to engage in emotionally defensive behaviour that is destructive, other people can begin to feel threatened and that’s never appropriate …

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A quote by Hafiz

21 Feb

Something inspirational:

‘The words you speak become the house you live in.”

HAFIZ

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We are not our characters

20 Feb

We are not our characters. When we peel back the layers on our characters that is the person we are, our core.

What we become as a consequence of what happens to us in life and the layers of the stuff we build up, is not who we really are.We see the world as we are. We see it through the layers of the stuff we build …

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