Archive | July, 2014

State of mind

31 Jul

In the last few days my emotions have been brought to the test. I’ve had one or two things that I’ve had to deal with that I thought were dead and buried, which have brought back some of the old feelings I’m not keen to go back to because I’ve moved on.

Then there have been all the other things that I’ve also had to deal with this week that haven’t been so straightforward …

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Believing things will happen

30 Jul

We spend a lifetime talking ourselves into things, exaggerating what we believe to be true and believe it will happen. We worry ourselves half to death and then a few days later, what we thought was going to happen, doesn’t happen in the way we anticipated it would.

Sound familiar? I am sure many of us will have done it. It’s something I used to do as a child around illness. The hard part is learning how to turn such negative patterns into patterns that break …

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About wisdom

29 Jul

Something inspirational:

“Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.”

STEPHEN R. COVEY

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Inferior by consent

28 Jul

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Words so true, yet we constantly allow others to make us feel that way.

It’s normal to live with and have these feelings, but it’s what we do with them and how we process them that dictates where we go from there. We live in a world where we have to constantly …

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How we treat others

27 Jul

I don’t remember all the discipline I had, but it became obvious to me that it was important to  treat everyone in the same way. That it was wrong to be condescending towards others as it was to look down on anyone.

I also understood that it wasn’t right to patronise anyone because of the different backgrounds or upbringing. We may come from different backgrounds, have different beliefs, but even with the …

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Post-impairment syndrome

26 Jul

The enormity of what I have to deal with because I have Cerebral Palsy; just to be able to function in my day comes home to roost every now and again.

I am dealing with post-impairment syndrome that affects adults with Cerebral Palsy. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, in addition to their Cerebral Palsy …

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A Shakespeare quote

25 Jul

Something inspirational:

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.”

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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Cocoa and avocado mousse

24 Jul

Cocoa and Avocado mousse

If you like avocado, you’ll love this. A delicious recipe put together by Claudia.

Cocoa and Avocado mousse

Ingredients:

Cocoa Powder

1 small avocado …

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Turning conflict around

23 Jul

I have experienced conflict. Some of us will continue to live with conflict. Others will walk away from it. Always try to turn conflict around.

How do we turn conflict around? We must approach conflict as two equals trying to solve the issue, rather than stay caught up with the issue in mind. It always helps if we start off on the right footing …

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My lessons & experiences

22 Jul

Looking back on my life and if I had my time again, I would keep my lessons and change my experiences. That is my conclusion.

I have heard it said many times before that we choose the life we come into, but I know I would have chosen different experiences to the ones I have experienced, am experiencing. I would have wanted …

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