Understanding our worth

As a child, I used to think that giving up in general, meant it was because we had no staying power that we were emotionally weak. Of course, as an adult I see things differently and generally believe the opposite to be true.

That when we choose to walk away it has got nothing to do with a lack of staying power or emotional weakness, but has everything to do with how emotionally strong we are. When we walk away …

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20 Apr, 2016

Children taking sides

Childhood experiences often show that adult relationships aren’t always happy ones and that even if children don’t see problems from the outset, it doesn’t mean those problems don’t exist, or they’re not affected by them.

Children are very adept at picking up friction, even if on the surface those problems are not completely obvious. Children may not say, but they see more than we give them credit for and …

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19 Apr, 2016

Exercises for children

I love to research things that have the potential to make our lives better, easier and healthier. Although I am limited to what exercises I can do, I am still a keen advocate of exercise as part of a holistic approach for adults and children.

To improve cardio respiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, and cardiovascular and metabolic health, children and teens aged 5–17, should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity …

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15 Apr, 2016

Finding ourselves

If I had one piece of advice to give anyone it would be to find yourself, to be in a particular state of mind, to know what we want from life, because not only will your whole outlook on life change, but so too will how you see yourself.

I’m not sure how many of us even get that close to knowing. The simple, uncomplicated life, the life that allows us to think about things, doesn’t seem to exist in this fast-paced world we live …

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14 Apr, 2016

Settling for second best

We mustn’t settle for second best and yet that is exactly what we do, what some of us have always done. It’s not that we consciously set out to think about being second best, but it’s often how we see or treat ourselves.

When we undermine our abilities, when we undersell ourselves, when we allow others to think they’re better than us and when we allow others to control us, we’re settling for second best. When we …

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12 Apr, 2016

Bringing awareness

Bringing awareness to our emotions, brings reasoning into our lives where we didn’t have reasoning and where we have reasoning, we can work on change.

Bringing awareness not only allows us to recognise and understand how our emotions will affect us, but how our emotions will help us interact with other people and what impact our emotions …

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11 Apr, 2016