Silver linings

I am sure there will be many who will use this time of year to reflect on their year and their past whilst they’re trying to move forward into the New Year.

I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see this year go. As far as my own thoughts are concerned, where I have clarity and understanding about my life, I still need to convince myself on both. Those fleeting …



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31 Dec, 2011

Being self-critical

Being self-critical stems from our core beliefs, which unless corrected will continue. But how many of us are actually aware of each time we say something critical, or self-critical? Perhaps, therefore, we shouldn’t take offence if someone points out what we are doing.

In the beginning negativity wasn’t something I was consciously aware of, but the older I got the more I became aware of the family dynamics, and where the negativity was coming from. By then …

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30 Dec, 2011


The first step in developing compassion is empathy, because without empathy we can’t have compassion. Sadly, not only do we not practice compassion, but we fail to show empathy to those who need us to empathise with them.

The following suggestions may also help:

  • How we are on the inside is more important than how we are on the outside;
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29 Dec, 2011