Archive | April, 2013

The task ahead

30 Apr

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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The way to be

29 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common …

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Food groups cont.d

28 Apr

This is the second half of my recent blog entitled: ‘The 5 food groups.’ Here are a few more tips to guide you towards a healthy balanced diet.

The best way to get the vitamins, minerals and nutrients we need is to eat a variation of the right foods. It may also …

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27 Apr

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 …

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Choosing a therapist

26 Apr


How do I choose a complementary therapist?

Complementary therapies such as reflexology are growing in popularity. Many people with a variety of individual needs find therapies enjoyable and beneficial to their well-being. Choosing a therapist …

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Guest blog – Joanne Marie Carthew

25 Apr

My Guest blog written by Joanne Marie Carthew… How do I choose a Complementary Therapist? will be posted on The CP Diary on Friday.

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Emotions & heart health

24 Apr

Did you know that emotional problems in childhood can alter our health in our adult years?

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. A US study assessed almost 400 adults …

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Making adjustments

23 Apr

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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Everything & nothing

22 Apr

 Something inspirational:

“Nothing, Everything, Anything, Something: If you have nothing, then you have everything, because you have the freedom to do anything, without the fear of losing something.”


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The 5 food groups

21 Apr

As a society we must accept that the majority of us consume too much of the wrong foods. For most of us a healthy diet is simple and easy to do if we just ate more fruit, vegetables, bread, cereals, potatoes, and pasta.

We should be including in our diet a variety of foods taken from the 5 basic food groups, eaten in the correct proportions …

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