A peaceful & proactive place

Given the rhetoric that’s going in the world, I choose to turn to the Diary. In a world that is fast changing, it would be easy to feel demoralised, alone, anxious and stressed.

Reading my blogs again allows me time to put my personal life into perspective, so that I can live my life without distractions, where that isn’t always possible away from my website. My site has become a …

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28 Feb, 2017

Conditional love

We love, we say we love and yet the love we give becomes conditional. We don’t do something for nothing, we do something to have something back in return. And yet the love we have for our pets is completely unconditional and is reciprocated ten-fold.

We know what unconditional love is, we’re all capable of it, but that love becomes conditional. Having had too many conditions imposed on me throughout my adult life, I have …

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26 Feb, 2017

Being invisible

Although I grew up in an era when children were seen and not heard, those times made it easier for me to become invisible.

Why do we become invisible?

Being invisible usually happens because of an undercurrent, a disparity between how we feel and how something is. Emotionally, it’s easy to feel distant and feeling invisible is an example of this …

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24 Feb, 2017

High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training is a strategy that involves alternating short periods of intense exercise with less intense recovery periods.

The idea is that we do short periods of all-out work, followed by short periods of active rest to make the body work harder than it does during steady cardio exercise. An example might be 45 …

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23 Feb, 2017

Listening attentively

We just listen to what we want to hear. If what we’re being told doesn’t concur with our own thoughts, beliefs or how we see our lives, we tend to shut off. When it comes to others, the same principle may apply, if they’re also that way inclined.

We listen to reply, because it would be rude not to, but we don’t listen to think or understand. We tend to work off our own understanding instead. If we’re struggling, or it’s something we want …

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22 Feb, 2017

What we see & what we get

In a world that has become more divisive we should be unique, open and honest, but what we see isn’t always what we get. We must also speak our truth, but do that in a way that others will listen, but not be dictated to.

What you see with me is what you get. I’m not one way in my blogs and another way in my personal life, but as we go about our daily lives we expect others to behave in the same way we do and …

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20 Feb, 2017

Doing things to spite

We can choose to do things to spite, or we can choose to do things in spite. There is a difference. It takes a certain type of character to do things to spite, one that maliciously sets out to hurt, one who holds a grudge.

Although, it’s never easy having people in our lives who are and think it’s okay to be spiteful, it’s important we don’t just let it happen. Being on the receiving end means we’re not only dealing with abuse …

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19 Feb, 2017