The Mediterranean Diet

There are certain types of food in The Mediterranean Diet of varying proportions that has been shown to reduce the risks of developing heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, and type 2 Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean Diet is a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, peas and beans and grains. It also contains moderate amounts of chicken and fish. There is little red meat and most fat is unsaturated and comes …

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28 Feb, 2014

Stuck in a rut

Do we even recognise our own character traits? We don’t see our own characters, but others see what we don’t see.

We’re either not consciously aware we’re negative, or we’re aware but we don’t know how to change, or we’re just not interested in changing because it’s what we know. We’re stuck in a rut. We’re comfortable …

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27 Feb, 2014

Judgment by association

We get a bad press. We’re judged, not because we’ve said or done something to the other person, but by association and usually with family.

For the person being judged, it’s not funny because of the hard time and the bad press they get, but it’s also not something they can go back in and change. It would be up to the person who is doing the judging …

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25 Feb, 2014

Leaving and moving on

Last week was tough and I’m pleased it’s over. There are some people who come into our lives for a short while that we need to walk away from, because they make our lives difficult.

We’re taught by our parents to put trust in people because that is considered the right thing to do, that they’ll watch our backs, but the reality for us is that it doesn’t always work out that way …

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24 Feb, 2014

Is ignorance bliss?

We often think that not knowing something is more comfortable than knowing, but in some circumstances, ignorance is bliss can paint an altogether different picture, if that something changes our life, or that of someone else.

Choosing to ignore something can have far and wide reaching consequences, particularly if what we’re choosing to ignore involves health issues that we’re not addressing. When we choose not to know …

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21 Feb, 2014

Learning to let go

I just couldn’t let go of the fact that the heels on my shoes would never wear uniformly because I had a difference in leg length. I would constantly hone in on it. It became my biggest bug bear.

Why is it that we still can’t seem to let it go?

We hold on as if our lives depended on it. I know that if I had understood why, I probably would have let go sooner, but many years later in my twenties, long before I found out that I had Cerebral …

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19 Feb, 2014

Order my new book

Ilana x