Archive | April, 2017

A Socrates quote

30 Apr

Something inspirational:

“It is not living that matters, but living rightly.”

SOCRATES

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Bringing understanding

29 Apr

We don’t erase the memories, but through our understanding and finding a place for those memories, we free ourselves of the bitterness. The memories brought about through other people’s actions are then remembered as a valuable lesson.

Letting go will never cancel out another person’s actions, or the frustrations we have as a consequence, but freeing ourselves of the bitterness attached to those actions, often allows us to bring about an …

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Broccoli & potato bake

28 Apr

Broccoli and Potato Bake

‘Recipe by CJ’

Ingredients:

Broccoli

New Potatoes …

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Some early memories

27 Apr

I am lucky that I when I look back I remember conversations and experiences as if they happened yesterday, which is why the Diary works. My father walking behind me when we went out for walks telling me to stop dragging my leg and to pick my foot up.

All our walks seemed to be conducted in this way. It amazes me how I managed to brush the whole thing off with just a shrug and a comment, but that wasn’t without its difficulties. I remember …

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A quote by Stephen King

26 Apr

Something inspirational:

“He who speaks without an attentive ear is mute.”

STEPHEN KING, The Dark Tower

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Look to change

25 Apr

Throughout our lives, we may emotionally struggle. My site is testament to my experiences and my life, how I’ve coped, what my reasoning and understandings are and how I’ve chosen to deal with them.

We all get the insecurity thing, the low self-esteem thing, the lack of confidence thing and why we all probably have had those at one time or another, but we should still want to put things right …

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Protect, not scar

24 Apr

It’s a parent’s job to protect, not scar us. From experience, but where some parents set out to protect their children, they may end up scarring them instead.

Crossed words, raised voices, strong undercurrents and undertones all create emotional scarring, particularly if undercurrents and undertones are continually being used. We use sarcasm, we lash …

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The use of quotes

23 Apr

I’m no stranger to quotes. I use them on the Diary and on social media too. I love quotes because they incorporate people’s truth and make others think about their lives, where they are in their lives.

They resonate with us, they’re fantastic at bringing our thoughts into focus, allowing us to continue to think about our wants and needs. They also help shape our thinking and bring clarity and …

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Choosing words carefully

22 Apr

Something inspirational:

“Words rich in meaning can be cheap in sound effects.”

DEJAN STOJANOVIC

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Using mediation

21 Apr

Although mediation is usually involved and refers to an intervention in a dispute to resolve that dispute, I also believe there’s a different explanation that works in life too. Mediation is an intervention in a process or relationship and should work in families too.

Families don’t always use mediation as a tool. We offer an opinion, the opinion isn’t accepted then we fall out or walk away, depending on what comes first. Mediation should be used as a tool …

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