The Sunshine Vitamin

The lack of sufficient Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ can be a problem for many people, particularly in the winter months.

Research shows that many people are deficient in Vitamin D because the sunlight produced in the winter months is insufficient for the skin to stimulate the production of Vitamin D. It is therefore …

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28 Feb, 2011

Read a book

Reading is a great way of taking a break. It takes us away to a different place, where we don’t have to act or think. It gives us a time to gather our thoughts, so that we can work out what we need to do next. Reading is peaceful, relaxing. It feeds the mind and heals the soul.

Curl up with a book and while your worries away, even if it’s for a short time. A short time is better than no time at all …

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25 Feb, 2011

The resolve

As children we may sometimes become victims, which if not dealt with can follow us into our adult years. Being a victim as a child is something we continue to be, primarily because we’re often left with little choice, find it difficult to change because we don’t always have the tools to change.

As an adult, although it’s also difficult to change, we do have more control over our thoughts and feelings, and it …

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24 Feb, 2011

More on being the victim

In order to change the way we behave, we have to be committed to change. Half measures won’t work because it’s easy to go back and fall into line on the same thought patterns we left behind. Not only will that be easy, it will also happen very quickly.

Being part of any victim scenario can be difficult, particularly as they’re already dealing with low self-esteem and confidence issues. They will always see others as the victors, but never themselves …

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23 Feb, 2011

Playing the victim

The term victim is used to describe someone who suffers from a destructive or injurious action, but I believe there are more explanations than that. Being a victim means someone else is calling the shots; being a victim may not always result from injury or abuse.

But how many of us remain the victim because we don’t know how to change? We can be a victim of circumstance, a victim of our own success, a victim of childhood, anything that changes the …

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22 Feb, 2011

Old photograph, new memories

I was looking at an old photograph of my sister and me when our facial expressions came to mind. Out of the two of us, my sister was always the serious one, whereas I was more carefree.

Looking at the photograph now, my whole life has been a lie. I don’t say that in a disrespectful or malicious way, because that’s not how I am, but up until the point I found out about Cerebral Palsy …

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21 Feb, 2011


How many times do our words and behaviour hurt others? A lack of expression and meaning and an inability to clarify what we mean when we don’t express ourselves clearly, may affect those we care about.

Irrespective of how well our meaning or another person’s meaning is, what can go wrong is the way a message is received, rather than the way it is intended. Not everyone will perceive what we say …

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19 Feb, 2011

Order my new book

Ilana x