Emotional patterns

Emotional patterns emerge from our early years and stay etched with us for all of our adult life, until we learn how to change them of course.

I believe different emotional patterns form depending on the different influences and those will bring about different emotional patterns in us. For example, if someone is overpowering and we don’t know how to …

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29 Aug, 2012

Not stopping to question

As a child, I didn’t stop to question the decision my parents made for me. I assumed the decisions they were making for me, would be for my own good, in my best interests. How wrong we are sometimes.

We either make decisions for our children based on what we want, or we can make decisions based on our children’s best interests. Never having been independent as a child, I know how …

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27 Aug, 2012

Lashing out

As a child I was less than careful with what and how I used to say things. In my defence I was angry. I didn’t care, but looking back that was not my fault. I had good enough reasons, all those reasons are documented in my Diary.

My mother would often say; ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.’  Many years down the line I find myself taking a similar slant with my own children. Children don’t always think or care how they speak to adults. They often blurt out things …

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25 Aug, 2012

Greener grass

When I look back at what my grandparents had, my generation had more; but in comparison to my children’s generation, as a child I see now that I had very little.

Our grandparents lived the simplistic life without having the opportunities or the lifestyle. I was lucky to have a better lifestyle in comparison, but had very little in the way of opportunities. When I look at …

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24 Aug, 2012