Small steps

I’ve taken small steps, but significant ones this week and feel as though my life is slowly turning a corner. Life feels easier, with Wednesday being a turning point. The post-op consultation went well, but we still have a way to go with another appointment in two months time …

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30 Jun, 2012

Childhood worries

I am sure just like adults, children have their fair share of daily demands, worries and concerns. When I look back on my childhood, I can see that I had more than my fair share.

I would withdraw for short periods, then when it was time to face reality, I would deal with my realities. Worries tend to start around the time children start school, due to the endless demands and …

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29 Jun, 2012

Establishing boundaries

Boundaries are taught to children by their parents from a very early age and are usually in place to protect them and the other children they may come into contact with.

Generally, there are those children who have a lovely nature and probably wouldn’t be affected by having no boundaries, but the more wilful and determined child would probably stop …

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26 Jun, 2012

As in life

Something inspirational:

“People say “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” True, but it goes beyond that. Don’t judge a book by its first words, first paragraphs, even its first pages. In fact, don’t judge a book until you have fully read and comprehended it.”


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24 Jun, 2012

Herbal tinctures for anxiety

Anxiety is inevitable and unavoidable. If you begin to feel anxious, worried or nervous about a particular problem, it could be that you are dealing with anxiety.

Unfortunately, using pharmaceutical drugs can leave the patient with common side effects, including digestive problems, depression, greater anxiety and in some cases constipation or diarrhoea …

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23 Jun, 2012

Nobody but myself

Something inspirational:

“All my life I had been looking for something and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naïve. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except …

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22 Jun, 2012

Setting the standards

Parents tend to set our standards from a very early age. One of the most important factors of any child’s upbringing is what that child is exposed to from childhood into adult life.

Children are not only influenced by their parents but are also influenced by extended family as well including their grandparents, aunts, uncles etc. Whether the influences are coming from their …

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21 Jun, 2012