The fear of change

20 Sep

The fear of change. Why do we fear it? It’s not the change itself that we fear, it’s the adjustment that causes the stress that we fear the most. Even positive change can make us feel this way.

Some changes we accept. Those are the changes that are so subtle; they don’t even register with us. They happen and we accept they do. For example, growing up. We deal with each stage of growing up and tend to take those changes in our stride. When something is part of the norm …

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Courage and success

19 Sep

Courage isn’t something we’re born with. It’s not something afforded to us, bought or even something we can borrow, it’s an inward behaviour that if honed and nurtured correctly will help us through our lives, through circumstances not yet determined. With a positive childhood …

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A Winston Churchill quote

18 Sep

Something inspirational:

“We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.”

WINSTON CHURCHILL

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An other’s decisions

17 Sep

It’s accepted that when we’re little our parents will make the decisions for us, that as we grow they will encourage us to make our own decisions so that we can follow our own path. If like me that didn’t happen, you shouldn’t feel accountable or responsible because no one else …

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Ice cream: the facts

16 Sep

With summer firmly behind us, there’s a debate over ice cream, how healthy it is and how much we should really consume?

Ice cream used to be pretty simple to make. It consisted of cream, sugar or honey, an egg and possibly some fruit. Ice cream recipes have now changed considerably since the days of old fashioned ice cream …

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Inflexible thinking

15 Sep

There are some of us who genuinely live with difficulties in accepting change, shifting thoughts, making transitions and who will demonstrate forms of inflexibility.

Those inflexible patterns become part of us, they’re what we know and what we’re comfortable with. Inflexibility or ‘rigid thinking’ as it’s known comes about when an individual is unable to consider …

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A Harper Lee quote

14 Sep

Something inspirational:

“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”

HARPER LEE, To Kill a Mockingbird

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Negative emotions

13 Sep

We often learn more from negative emotions than we do positive ones, but I wouldn’t suggest anyone hold on to them, as they can be damaging to our health.

Over time though, as we learn to accept we have negative emotions we can start to let go of the influence and hold they have over us; and the pain and distress they cause. By accepting our emotions …

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Family & issues

12 Sep

Some families have a lot to answer for. Too often issues brought into the equation by family that don’t belong to us will crop up and interfere in our daily lives, but as long as we’re not responsible for those issues there would be no need for us to carry, or have them in our lives. It is easy to unconsciously apportion blame to those of us who are connected …

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An Audrey Hepburn quote

11 Sep

Something inspirational:

“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.”

AUDREY HEPBURN

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