Accepting your imperfections

Our desire for perfection and our need for inner peace will always be in conflict, if we refuse to acknowledge our imperfections.

However, focusing on our imperfections will take us further away from attaining inner peace. Despite our best intentions, we cannot do or give of our best when we’re attached to, and focused on, the wrong …

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31 Jan, 2012

Your 5 a day

As part of a balanced diet, fruit and vegetables can help us stay healthy. The UK Government has been telling us that we need to have five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, which includes 5 portions of fruit and vegetables together.

Five reasons for us to consume our five portions

  • Fruit and vegetables are a good source of vitamins and minerals that include Vitamin C, potassium and folate;
  • They are an excellent source of dietary fibre, which can prevent constipation, digestion problems and help maintain a healthy gut. Fibre also reduces our risk of bowel cancer;
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29 Jan, 2012

Insecurities and Reinforcements

Anything negative I deal with sometimes reinforces my insecurities about my disability. It’s not that I’m looking for those insecurities, but negativity energy can trigger some of the old thoughts.

It’s all too common for us to subconsciously hold on to insecurities from childhood. Although we may see some of the issues we deal with positively, it is hard to fully let go. Although our childhood issues may …

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28 Jan, 2012

Steve Job’s philosophy

Something inspirational:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition …

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27 Jan, 2012

My intentions

Although I’ve managed to blog on other topics that help with positivity, I seem to have been blogging a lot more about myself recently and what I’m dealing with.

My long-term intention is to get back into writing on some of the other categories too, just as soon as my life gets back …

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26 Jan, 2012

Why we judge

Unfortunately, I’ve been judged all my life and have had no choice but to walk away from situations. It’s important we accept people for who they are instead of passing judgment.

We tend to judge when:

  • We don’t agree with the other person, so we make a judgment;
  • We don’t like the other person, so we try to make things difficult for them;
  • We either feel insulted, rejected or worse accused by the other person;
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25 Jan, 2012

Dealing with critical people

When someone is being overly critical, it is often because we don’t stop them and because they know they can get away with it, unless we learn to object. In those circumstances, we must either understand the underlying message, ignore the message, or as a last resort, disengage.

Critical people don’t think about what they’re going to say before they say it. They’ll bleat something out, then think about what they’ve said after they’ve said it, by which time it’s too late to change anything …

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23 Jan, 2012

Order my new book

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