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

As we unconsciously fail to commit, life passes us by. 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.

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 struggle …

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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. Difficult times are part of life’s scenario, but it is only through difficult times that we learn our most important lessons in 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 a …

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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 mental resources, which is used up the more we exert ourselves mentally.

When the energy for mental activity is low, self-control is typically impaired and that is considered a state of ego depletion. Because we’re already using energy to deal with a problem we’re draining …

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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 have issues to deal with or even recognise we have emotional issues is the hardest thing we will ever do.

It’s very sad that in the 21st century we still don’t talk and say how we feel and still choose to ignore and isolate our feelings in the hope they’ll go away, without the need to look for outside help …

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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 it begs the question, does it makes a relationship or friendship 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 person isn’t. When one person doesn’t empathise, it’s always difficult for the other person to know how to …

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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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