Archive | August, 2014

Drawing comparisons

31 Aug

Because of my physical difficulties I would often draw comparisons. But perhaps we shouldn’t, because simply put, drawing comparisons can lead to discouragement, doubt and fear. Comparisons may also limit our own ambitions if we choose to ride with them for long enough.

The real truth is no one is better than you. No one can do better than you, because you’re walking your own path. Forget about others. When we continue to compare and draw comparisons …

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A chilled weekend

30 Aug

I am sure we’ve all been reminded of issues, issues that have happened in the past that we thought we’d left behind.

My life tends to go in fits and spurts, but I’ve spent a large chunk of my life dealing with issues that have been resurrected by other people that always had the potential to cause new stress …

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A Paul Coelho quote

29 Aug

Something inspirational:

“If you’re brave to say ‘goodbye’ life will reward you with a new hello.”

PAUL COELHO

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Animal fats & bone density

28 Aug

Are we aware that consuming too much animal protein such as beef, chicken, lamb, duck, pork and milk can rob the body of precious calcium?

It is little known that the calcium-rich plant foods are in fact the best sources of the enablers of calcium metabolism. Indeed an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition article entitled, ‘Incidence …

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Changing negative self-talk

27 Aug

Living around negativity automatically creates negative self-talk. Through negative self-talk, we will talk ourselves into almost anything if we continue to do it for long enough. I know because I was that child.

To live positively we must become aware both of the words that we speak outwardly to other people and our inner self-talk. We must always think on a conscience level about how we speak …

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A Lisa Lutz quote

26 Aug

Something inspirational:

“Our ability to adapt is amazing. Our ability to change isn’t quite as spectacular.”

LISA LUTZ

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My unsettling life

25 Aug

I believe life is made up of pictures pertaining to memories of past experiences. If I were to look at my own pictures, it would be easy for me to spiral down into days and months of negativity and that’s simply why I choose not to look back.

My present circumstances are also a reflection and mirrors my past of how I got to this place. Of course I understand the bigger picture of why, but even the bigger picture doesn’t help my thoughts …

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Letting go of the guilt

24 Aug

If you’ve been instrumental in trying to help someone who has been through trauma, or it’s your own trauma, it’s easy to feel guilty that you should have been able to help bring the rightful conclusion, so that everyone is happy. I know that the outcome we’re left with, no matter what the outcome is, is where we’re supposed to be.

When a different decision to the one we want is made and we know there’s nothing we can do to change the final outcome, then it’s time to let go. With all trauma, the final outcome will never …

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A Jon Kabat-Zinn quote

23 Aug

Something inspirational:

“You can’t stop the waves but you can learn how to surf.”

JON KABAT-ZINN

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Dealing with depression

22 Aug

I was shocked when I heard about Robin Williams’ death. I am sure we all were, but his case has shown me a very different side to depression.

I’ve talked about depression in one or two of my other blogs here on the site, but there is really another side to it that I haven’t spoken about that perhaps I should. Depression is a subject no one …

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