Archive | February, 2014

The Mediterranean Diet

28 Feb

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 …

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Stuck in a rut

27 Feb

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

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

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A John Steinbeck quote

26 Feb

Something inspirational:

“I wonder how many people I have looked at all my life and never really seen.”

JOHN STEINBECK, East of Eden

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Judgment by association

25 Feb

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

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Leaving and moving on

24 Feb

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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Contentment & luxury

23 Feb

Something inspirational:

“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”

SOCRATES

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Avoiding Illness

22 Feb

It is true to say that there are no guarantees in life, other than dying. I once read that many modern day diseases are preventable and are primarily related to our lifestyle choices and I believe it.

It is estimated that about 30% of illness will happen despite what we try, because there will still be other considerations …

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Is ignorance bliss?

21 Feb

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

Unfortunately, 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 don’t …

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A quote by Lauren Oliver

20 Feb

Something inspirational:

“I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people-to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole, to see the cause and think it’s the effect or vice versa.”

LAUREN OLIVER

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Learning to let go

19 Feb

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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