Dealing with repression

As a child, I held back and kept my emotions to myself, partly because no one was listening and partly because my childhood wasn’t a happy one. It was my coping mechanism.

When we talk about ‘repression of emotions,’ we are talking about holding our emotions back. It’s a means of survival so that we don’t have to deal with uncomfortable emotions. It’s a technique …

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31 Mar, 2012

The eternal sceptic

Many of us will know someone who lives and has made an occupation of being an eternal sceptic. People who continually choose to question or throw doubt on another person’s knowledge.

Anyone who is an eternal sceptic, will have his or her own opinions, will discredit what’s being said and will usually want to carry out their own research, before they consider or believe the facts, or knowledge …

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30 Mar, 2012

Judgment & spirituality

As someone who is spiritual, I have never tried to make anyone believe what I believe, or judge someone for what they believe. It’s simply not my way.

As individuals we grow, and we will evolve. Who we are today is not who we will be tomorrow, or who we were yesterday? We all have a soul and every soul has a spirit. It is important for the soul to have …

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27 Mar, 2012

Why we shouldn’t conform

I used to feel guilty because I felt I should have been stronger, instead of conforming to what others wanted of me. Now I feel compelled to write from my own viewpoint why I think it’s important for us not to conform, if what’s being asked of us isn’t right and why we should learn to follow our own path.

It stands to reason that if we live by our own values and principles, we will live a more peaceful life with less stress in it, and will be free to make our own decisions. Instead, when we conform to fit …

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26 Mar, 2012

Stress & my resolve

The issues I deal with are usually the reason why I’m an early riser. I go to sleep with no thoughts, or preconceived ideas about any of the issues I might have been dealing with during the day, but I usually wake up with answers to any unresolved issues.

It wasn’t the pattern I had as a child. As a child, I couldn’t get to sleep because of bad thoughts whirring in my head. Although it took me a while to get to sleep, with mum by my side, once I slept I usually stayed …

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24 Mar, 2012

Defining our life

Something inspirational:

“As you emphasise your life, you must localise and define it. The more truly and earnestly you come to do anything, the more clearly you will see you cannot do everything. He who is truly good must be good for something. To be good for everything is to be good for nothing.”


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22 Mar, 2012

Pre-order my new book

Many thanks
Ilana x