Dark Chocolate

The health benefits of dark chocolate have been the subject of many recent studies and the outcome of these is that benefits are now widely acknowledged.

The goodness of chocolate comes from its cacao concentration. Chocolate contains as many as 300 compounds that provide extreme health benefits, including polyphenols, flavonoids …

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29 Apr, 2014

A new thought pattern

I’m pleased I’m not seeing my children moving away from home as being a problem. I love the fact that they’re independent and mature enough to want to live independent lives.

Given my own upbringing, this is a new and normal thought pattern for me and I’m happy to run with it. I am completely settled with its concept, but I’ve had to do a complete u-turn to change my …

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28 Apr, 2014

Making allowances

We spend our lives making allowances for people. As parents, we make allowances. We compensate or allow for things depending on what others have to deal with.

As a child growing up with difficulties, there were times where allowances were made for me, because of my physical problems. I don’t remember what they were exactly, although I remember feeling …

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26 Apr, 2014

Don’t dwell

If you’ve never had something but wish you did, continuing to wish for it will only make you feel worse. If you know you can’t change something, accept that you can’t, because you’ll have more peace that way.

If you have something accept it for what it is and be happy with it. Don’t dwell on the things you can’t change, on the things you don’t have but want and on the things you have, but you wish were …

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25 Apr, 2014

Jealousy

Jealousy comes in all shapes and sizes, but to overcome jealousy we must first be aware and understand it. When we have clarity on what and why we feel what we feel, we’re less likely to react to certain scenarios through jealousy.

Jealousy is an emotional reaction to scenarios that we have in our mind, which isn’t necessarily true. Unconsciously, we create thoughts that play out in our conscious minds to the point of …

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21 Apr, 2014