Archive | November, 2012

People’s expectations

30 Nov

From the minute we’re born, expectations are put upon us. For some, expectations are about education, for others expectations are about children being settled, in a marriage with a family.

Like an underlying current, expectations continue to envelop, as we grow. Communities, parents, extended families, the environment and school all have expectations of us. It’s also a generation …

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Taking control

29 Nov

Something inspirational:

“From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important …

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Doing the right thing

28 Nov

I spent my formative years doing the right thing by family, but is doing the right thing, the right thing to do?

Not all circumstances fit. The right thing may not be the right thing for someone else, even though it’s right for you. Doing the right thing may also be the wrong thing for the person doing the right …

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Inappropriate behaviour

27 Nov

I remember being brought to task over my behaviour, if it was ever deemed inappropriate. As soon as we’re old enough to talk, we’re taught how we should behave.

We have rules in school, we have rules in the work place, in society and we have the mandatory social etiquette rule, which we are taught by our parents from an early age. Even if we’re taught about …

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A man’s fate

26 Nov

Something inspirational:

“What a man thinks of himself, that is what determines, or rather indicates his fate.”


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The nature of illness

25 Nov

Illness tends to bring out the worst in people, particularly for those with the illness and for the people who have to deal with those dealing with illness.

Illness doesn’t make anything easy, those times can be very stressful. With a good night’s sleep, I’m hoping we’ll …

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Inner confidence

24 Nov

We should all be able to talk to our parents about things that affect us. After my own discussions about my childhood and my life up to this point, for the first time I feel I now have an inner confidence, based on the new discussions that I’ve never had.

It may seem odd that having got myself through three years of study and starting The CP Diary two and a half years ago, that must all take confidence. For me it wasn’t about confidence, it was about …

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About life

23 Nov

Something inspirational:

“Life doesn’t give you the people you want. It gives you the people you need; to help you, to hurt you, to love you, to leave you, and to make you into the person you were meant to be.”


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Navigating relationships

22 Nov

Unfortunately navigating relationships seems to have become part of every day life. For some of us having to deal with people using manipulation to get where they want and telling lies, brings about many challenges.

It’s usually the challenges in our relationships that make navigation all the more difficult. In some relationships, it may even be a battle of the wills. Having to navigate our way around any relationship …

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Friendship traits

21 Nov

Have you ever found yourself gravitating towards your friend’s traits? It has been proven statistically that the traits your friends have will become your traits within 5 years.

It’s fine if your friends are caring, compassionate, successful, healthy and positive, you would never want to part from them, but what if your friends are negative, passive, irritable, or leave …

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