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 talk about holding our emotions back. It’s a means of survival so that we don’t have to deal with uncomfortable emotions. It’s used temporarily to help …

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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 …

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30 Mar, 2012

Cancer & sugar

The facts about sugar intake for many people are completely confusing, particularly when it comes to a family whose loved one is dealing with cancer.

Learning about the connections between sugar and cancer is important primarily because we need to make the best nutritional choices when dealing with cancer.

The facts

Sugar feeds every cell in the body and the body needs sugar for energy. If we cut out sugar altogether, the body will take it from other sources such as fat and protein. The body cannot live without …

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28 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 will grow, we will evolve. Who we are today is not who we will be tomorrow or who we were yesterday. Every soul has a spirit. It’s important we start on a path to spiritual awareness …

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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 how others wanted me to be. I felt compelled to write from my own viewpoint why I feel it’s important for us not to conform to other people’s lives if it’s not right for us, and why we should learn to follow our own path.

It stands to reason that if we live by our own rules, we will live a more peaceful life with less stress in it. We will live by our …

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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 some of the answers in my mind on 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 and although it took me a while to sleep, once I slept I usually stayed asleep. That’s probably more to do …

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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.”

PHILIPS BROOKS

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22 Mar, 2012
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