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.”

J. K. ROWLING

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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 …

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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 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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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.”

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

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Making allowances

26 Apr

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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Don’t dwell

25 Apr

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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About friends

24 Apr

Something inspirational:

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

JESS C. SCOTT

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Avocado salad

23 Apr

Avocado salad with grapefruit

Avocado salad

Ingredients:

Large packet of mixed leaf salad

2 roughly chopped red or orange pepper …

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A lifetime of regrets

22 Apr

Sometimes we do things in our life that we later go on to regret, or something we didn’t do that perhaps we should have done.

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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Jealousy

21 Apr

Jealousy comes in all shapes and sizes, but 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.

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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