Small steps

I’ve taken small, but significant steps 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 I still have a way to go with another appointment in two months time. I am feeling a little bit more confident and can breath a little easier now. I’m happy with that.

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30 Jun, 2012

Childhood worries

Just like adults, children have their share of daily demands, worries and concerns. When I look back on my own 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 the world, I would deal with those realities. Worries for children tend to start around the time they start school, due to the endless demands …

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29 Jun, 2012

Establishing Boundaries

Boundaries are a dividing line between what we can and can’t do. They are what parents put in place to protect their children and other children they come into contact with.

Boundaries are taught by parents to their children from a very early age. All children need boundaries to keep them safe and secure, but some will push against their parents’ boundaries, whereas other won’t …

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26 Jun, 2012

Dealing with setbacks

Setbacks are inevitable in life, whether you’re striving for perfection, or dealing with difficult people around you, but once we get beyond our setbacks, we will spend less time being concerned about them.

To deal with setbacks it’s important we have composure, because without it, it’s easy for us to panic. Having composure is usually …

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25 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 myself …

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22 Jun, 2012

Setting the standards

Parents set the standards from a very early age. One of the most important factors of a child’s upbringing is what that child is continually exposed to, from childhood into adulthood. Therefore as parents, it is important we set the right standards.

Children are not only influenced by their parents, but by other family members too including grandparents, aunts and uncles etc. As those influences will also have an impact, it’s important they also get the …

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21 Jun, 2012