Being our own worst enemy

We dwell and continue to pull ourselves down, comparing ourselves to others we think are perfect, with the reality being they’re no more perfect than we are and we’re by no means perfect. ‘We can be our own worst enemy.’

It’s the self-critical voice that’s defeating before we’re off the starting block, or perhaps it’s the self-loathing, but perhaps not to that degree. I’ve been there. But if anxiety or depression are …

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24 Feb, 2018

Being helpful

When I was growing up it didn’t matter what dispute we had, whether the dispute was with a shop or a business, people were just willing to put things right and that spilled over into our personal lives.

Attitudes were different back then. The phrase, ‘the customer is always right’ that was originally coined in 1909 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, the founder of Selfridge’s Department store in London …

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22 Feb, 2018

Exercise & belly fat

It is well known that prolonged periods of inactivity and a diet high in saturated fat and high sugar can lead to us storing fat in our midsection that surrounds our internal organs, known as ‘visceral fat.’

Some of the fat from these fat cells get into the main vein that supplies and delivers blood to our liver and then ends raising our cholesterol levels. It can also cause a variety of health issues …

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21 Feb, 2018

Understanding our parents

It’s only when we start to raise our children that we begin to have a newfound respect and compassion for our parents, unless you were subjected to a different form of parenting that made you indifferent to your experiences, growing up.

We tend to gain a perspective of our childhood with our parents and siblings, but even with a perspective it’s not easy to change what we see. If through your childhood you had a sense that your …

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20 Feb, 2018

My handwriting issues

Nearly eight years on and out of everything I’ve had to deal with since I started my ‘knowing’ journey, my handwriting is the only thing I haven’t tackled yet. I haven’t talked about my handwriting, although I mentioned its existence in ‘My Story’ when I first started the Diary.

It’s one of those things we learn as a child and then subconsciously just do it. We don’t even have to think about it, but with technology now ‘a thing’ we probably write less anyway. I usually get …

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18 Feb, 2018

A life without an ego

We know the ego is responsible for leading our reaction or response for other people’s actions directed towards us and us towards others. But understanding and having knowledge of what the ego is and how it leads us to act, allows us to facilitate, communicate and change our actions in more positive and appropriate ways.

To understand the ego and how the ego operates is to understand ourselves better. The ego helps us distinguish what is occurring in our own mind from what is occurring in the external …

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17 Feb, 2018

Cruciferous vegetables

We all know that vegetables are good for us, but cruciferous vegetables are in a special category. This group of vegetables is rich in disease-preventing nutrients, including vitamins C, E and K, minerals, and beta-carotene. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are well-known examples of cruciferous vegetables. This healthy class of vegetables also includes broccoli, sprouts, kale, radishes, turnips and watercress.

These vegetables are a unique source of glucosinolates, which are associated with health benefits. When eaten, these are broken down to form compounds that are shown to kill tumour cells …

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16 Feb, 2018