Small steps

I’ve taken small, but significant steps this week and feel as though life is slowly turning a corner. Life certainly 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 …

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30 Jun, 2012

Childhood worries

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

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

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29 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. If you begin to feel anxious, worried or nervous about a particular problem, it could be that you have 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. There are a …

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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 questions …

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22 Jun, 2012

Setting the standards

Parents set the standards. So, one of the most important factors of a child’s upbringing, is what that child may be continually exposed to, from childhood into adulthood. Therefore as parents, it is important to set the right standards.

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

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21 Jun, 2012

Pre-order my new book

Many thanks
Ilana x