Archive | August, 2016

Living life with purpose

31 Aug

If we’re fortunate enough to have support that helps us live our lives with purpose we will always think about how we can make our lives better.

If we’re never encouraged to think outside the box to think about our life and what we want from it, we may never get to that place where we’re aware of what we’re capable of. What drives us …

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Positive communication

30 Aug

Food for thought: It matters that how we say what we say resonates with people in positive ways. When we choose to disregard another person’s healthy emotional pathway and instead use pull downs to communicate, it says a lot about us and where we are with our …

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A Coldplay quote

29 Aug

Something inspirational:

“I’d rather be a comma than a full stop.”


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An early memory

28 Aug

An early memory was me looking in the mirror and checking the curves on my back as a child, even then I knew something wasn’t right that when my shoulders were extended and straight my back wasn’t.

I’d constantly stand and tilt myself round so that I could see my back in the mirror. Although I had slight suspicions about the curvature, I dismissed the thought because it had never been …

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Stress & truth

27 Aug

There is often a correlation between stress and the truth. When we’re at our most stressed we tend to blurt the truth out. We often find that’s exactly what’s needed; we’ve just never had the courage to do it.

Somewhere in our unconscious we’ve already made the correlation that stress and truth are inextricably linked. As we go about our daily lives we’re guarded about how we feel. It’s not that …

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Feel what you feel

26 Aug

We hide behind different guises. We’re good at disguising, hiding emotional pain that comes from negative beliefs brought about by a  person or a particular situation. Those different guises are fear induced.

We’re afraid that if we show our vulnerability, we will be letting our guard down and that makes us look weak; but that’s not true. When we open up and show others we’re dealing with our emotions …

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Knowledge & ignorance

25 Aug

Something inspirational:

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.”


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Carrot & Zucchini Muffins

24 Aug

Carrot & Zucchini Oatmeal Muffins

‘Agave Nectar can be used for this recipe instead of sugar’



½ cup rolled oats

1 ½ cups Whole Wheat flour …

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Healing through reflection

23 Aug

Reflection is a process that allows us to create an internal space for exploring traumatic experiences that have hurt and have the capacity to continue to hurt us.

Reflection works better when we practice it on our own and is a good way for us to explore our internal dialogue. It’s also a good way for us to explore our differences in a group situation …

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Disability & isolation

22 Aug

Although I never knew what was wrong with me as a child, I found myself working on internal dialogue in the hope that being positive would one day allow me to find out what I had been dealing with for all of those years. Because my physical difficulties were always present, it made thinking about anything else extremely difficult.

I knew back then that there was no muscle tone in either my left leg or foot and that my left arm was a lot weaker than my right. It would take me many years to also find out that my left arm was also …

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