World Friendship Day

Tomorrow is World Friendship Day, also known as International Day of Friendship, takes place annually on 30th July. It is a day in several, mostly Latin American and Asian, countries for celebrating friendships.

The original idea for a day of friendship came from Hallmark cards in the 1930’s. Originally celebrated on 2nd August the day was largely viewed by the public as a money-making exercise. Sales of …

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29 Jul, 2019

When there is no trust

Trust is the backbone to any relationship, in all circumstances, but is especially important in families. It is what keeps families together. Growing up I never thought about the trust element. I lived with assumption. I assumed those around me had my back and I was sure that’s what it was.

Children need to know that those close to them will always do what’s right. They believe what they’re told and they’re not expected to have to continually read between the lines, just so they can …

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27 Jul, 2019

Exercise & Blood Circulation

Blood circulation plays an essential role in our overall health, transporting oxygen and nutrients to the brain, skin, and vital organs in the body. When this circulation is reduced, diseases such as kidney disease, and stroke may occur. Exercise plays a vital role in improving blood circulation.

Raise Your Heart Rate

Any type of exercise that increases heart rate improves blood circulation because as the heart muscle contracts at a higher rate, the increased volume of blood moves more rapidly through the arteries and …

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25 Jul, 2019

Samaritans Awareness Day

Today is Samaritans Awareness Day. The Samaritans is a charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide often through their telephone helpline, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2014, Samaritans received 5,100,000 calls for help – almost one call every six seconds.

Samaritans believes that offering people the opportunity to be listened to in confidence, and accepted without prejudice, can help alleviate despair and make emotional health mainstream issue …

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24 Jul, 2019

Placate vs challenge

It’s easier to turn someone’s attention to something they want to have, or they want to do, rather than challenge them. In other words, it easier to placate than challenge.

To placate means to pacify, appease, make peace, but we cannot challenge anyone to make peace or calm them down, unless they want to. We can challenge ourselves to change the way we respond, but trying …

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23 Jul, 2019

An Amit Ray quote

Something inspirational:

“There are two types of seeds in the mind: those that create anger, fear, frustration, jealousy, hatred and those that create love, compassion, equanimity and joy. Spirituality is germination and sprouting of the second group and transforming the first group.”


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22 Jul, 2019

Pre-order my new book

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Ilana x