A peaceful & proactive place

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

It’s a place where I can read my blogs in my own time. Rereading my blogs, allow me time to put my life into perspective so that I can live my life comfortably. My site has become a place of peace, a place where …

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28 Feb, 2017

Conditional love

We say we love and yet the love we give is often conditional. Generally, 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 it must be unconditional. An animal’s love is unconditional. They are not governed by what happened to them, by their moods …

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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.

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. Feeling …

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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 seconds of cycling …

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23 Feb, 2017

Listening attentively

We 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 shut off.

We listen to reply, because it would be rude for us not to, but we don’t listen enough for us to think or understand. Instead, we work off our own understanding. 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 don’t stop …

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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. 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 is 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

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Ilana x