Why we should remain upbeat

I have always tried to remain upbeat no matter what I deal with, but given the fact that stress plays a part in how I feel on what I deal with, remaining upbeat can sometimes be a little more difficult.

But I still don’t believe I need to stay in a place or space I don’t want to be in. Part of the problem is that we tend to come to accept where we are and see where we are as a fait accompli and that’s usually …

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30 Aug, 2011

The true meaning of friendships

It’s easy to feel that we know someone well, but the little bits that make up some of the bigger bits we know about them, isn’t the same as knowing or having a soul connection. We can know someone for twenty years and still not know anything about that person, or we can know someone for a year and know everything we need to know.

In society it’s easy to scratch at the surface as far as relationships or friendships are concerned, which is why it is even more important for us to be aware of the level of connection and the bond …

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29 Aug, 2011

Spinach & Pine Nut Lasagne

Pasta & Spinach Pine Nut Ricotta Lasagne

We’ve tried this recipe and I wanted to share it with you. It’s taken from ‘Delia on line’.  I am sure you could replace the Spinach and pine nuts Ricotta with other toppings of your choice.

Low fat ingredients can be used as an alternative to full fat.

Sauce:

1½ pints (850ml) milk

2 oz (50g) plain flour …

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26 Aug, 2011

Thoughts about moving abroad

Having watched a neighbour’s family prepare for a new life in Canada and watching the TV documentary ‘Stephen Fry in America’ brought about memories of my near move to the States.

From what I recall from the documentary Stephen Fry’s father turned down a job at Princeton University, in favour of Hampstead in England and although Stephen Fry has no connections in …

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24 Aug, 2011

Character traits

It’s true that we all inherit character traits from our parents and absorb them from spending time with our peers, but what if the character traits we have are there because of a condition we deal with?

I was always considered to be lazy at home and in school. It didn’t matter what I did, or how hard I tried, I failed to make the grade. My parents sadly never talked about the fact that I was falling …

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23 Aug, 2011

Talking the same language

A passing thought:

Conversations will be more meaningful and less tense if we ‘talk the same language.’ That sounds so obvious and easy to do, but how many of us actually do it?

It’s tempting when we’re keen to get our point across, to charge ahead; then get annoyed with the other person when we’ve misunderstood the conversation, or we think we’ve understood the …

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22 Aug, 2011
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