Archive | April, 2014

Acceptance and recovery

30 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Understanding is the first step to acceptance and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”


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Dark Chocolate

29 Apr

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, vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat. The key it to ensure a high quality chocolate …

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A new thought pattern

28 Apr

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 completely 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 …

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Secret sorrows

27 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”


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Making allowances

26 Apr

We spend our lives making allowances. Parents will make allowances.

We compensate or allow for things depending on what our child has to deal with. As a child growing up with difficulties, there were times where allowances were being made for me because of my physical problems. I don’t remember what they were, although I remember feeling …

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Don’t dwell

25 Apr

If you’ve never had something but wish you did, don’t continue to wish for it because that 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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About friends

24 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Friends are the family you choose (- Nin/Ithilnin, Elven rogue).”


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Avocado salad

23 Apr

Avocado salad with grapefruit

Avocado salad


Large packet of mixed leaf salad

2 roughly chopped red or orange pepper …

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A lifetime of regrets

22 Apr

Have you ever done something in your life that you’ve later gone on to regret, or something that you didn’t do that you perhaps should have?

Over the years there we’re lots of things I tried to change and address, but none of what I tried to change had any impact on the people who should have encouraged me to aspire to and do …

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21 Apr

Jealousy comes in all shapes and sizes. It’s something we’re all capable of, but not something we will all be.

In order to overcome jealousy we have to 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 …

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