The task ahead

I’m in the process of working on an exclusion and inclusion diet; not to lose weight, but to find out which foods are still making me ill. It’s very slow and laborious but I’m doing much better.

I need to be able to plan my life and make decisions in advance without having to cancel get together or family day outs all the time. I hate that I’m having to take out certain food groups that are …

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30 Apr, 2013


Just because someone pays us a compliment, doesn’t mean we have the confidence to match. That’s not how it works.

Compliments don’t work unless we’re feeling confident inside. Even if we continue to compliment someone, unless that person inwardly feels the compliment, they will never learn to accept the compliment …

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27 Apr, 2013

Emotions & heart health

Did you know that emotional problems in childhood can alter our health in adulthood? Now recent research has suggested there is a link between heart disease in middle age and our emotional behaviour traits in children, more so in women.

The study looked at some 3,600 people who were tracked over a 30-year period starting from around the age of 25. Participants were put into three categories based on the level of difficulty they encountered while growing up, according to their answers to questions about abuse …

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24 Apr, 2013

Making adjustments

Adjusting to a life without my parents hasn’t been difficult because I understand, but winding down from all the stress has. It’s amazing how resilient we are when we need to keep everything together, as our own feelings about what we’re dealing with are kept under wraps.

When our situation eventually changes of course, emotionally we not only have to let go of the old feelings so that we can make way for any new feelings, but we must also learn how to adapt. All of this …

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23 Apr, 2013

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Ilana x