Archive | January, 2014

The hand that feeds

31 Jan

Something inspirational:

“The proverb warns that, ‘You should not bite the hand that feeds you.’ But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.”

THOMAS STEPHEN SZASZ

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Fear of commitment

30 Jan

Fear of commitment is a well-known phrase we hear being banded about and may even describe you, if that’s something you struggle with and as we unconsciously fail to commit, life passes us by.

Someone who has trouble committing has a fear of losing something to gain something new. When we commit to someone, we leave one life behind to start another and that’s what people may …

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Homemade Granola

29 Jan

Homemade Granola

Homemade granola

Ingredients:

500g Rolled oats

200g nuts (or as many as you like, and however many combinations you like

I used almonds and walnuts) …

 

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A Carl Jung quote

28 Jan

Something inspirational:

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”

CARL JUNG

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Lessons in difficult times

27 Jan

We learn our lessons in the most difficult of times and difficult times are a necessary part of spiritual and emotional growth. It is only through difficult times that we learn our most important lessons, how to become adept at dealing with and working through what we’re given.

I come back to resilience, because the more resilient we are, the more staying power we will have to get through those difficult times. Although resilience can help us bounce back, it can’t give us …

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Explaining bad moods

26 Jan

We could be forgiven or even justified for being in a bad mood, because now there’s an explanation.

Some Psychologists believe moods are brought about because of ego depletion. Ego depletion refers to the idea that willpower or self-control is responsible for drawing upon a limited pool of …

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The critics

25 Jan

Something inspirational:

“When dealing with critics always remember this: critics judge things based on what is outside of their content of understanding.”

SHANNON L. ALDER

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Mental health issues

24 Jan

Mental health is the psychological state of someone who functions at a satisfactory level of emotional and behavioural adjustment. To admit we deal with issues, or even recognise we have emotional issues is the hardest thing we will ever do.

It is very sad that in the 21st century, we still don’t talk about things and say how we feel. Instead we choose to ignore and isolate our feelings, in the hope those feelings will go away, without looking …

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Empathy & relationships

23 Jan

It helps when people have empathy towards each other. It also helps to be around others who are empathetic, but does it make relationships or friendships harder when empathy is only used by one of you?

It certainly makes for very challenging times when one person is empathetic and the other isn’t. When one person doesn’t empathise, it’s always difficult for the other person to know how to react …

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A Da Vinci quote

22 Jan

Something inspirational:

“There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.”

LEONARDO DA VINCI

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