Lies don’t turn into truths

Lies don’t turn into truths, just because we say it, or because we repeat it enough times. Lies are lies, just as truths are truths.

We know when we tell the truth, but not everyone will care and they may lie. We need to want to care, to be truthful and to reduce how much we lie. It is the intention behind the lies that are more damaging than …

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20 Oct, 2021

Embracing Spirituality

Spirituality for many seems like a hard concept to grasp, but having embraced the concept many years ago, it’s not as hard as you think; promise. We have to want to give ourselves the opportunity to embrace all that ‘spirituality’ is.

It’s us wanting to live the simple life, a more peaceful life; a more calm life. It’s giving back instead of taking. it’s being patient; being tolerant, it’s living with compassion, offering empathy, learning to listen instead …

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19 Oct, 2021

Thoughts on handling Covid-19

I never dreamed when starting my blog, I’d end up having to write about a virus that would affect my life greatly, our lives in fact. I also don’t think I’ll come to terms with Covid-19 and its handling by the UK Government. When I think I’m getting there, a little voice in my head says ‘no.’

Having to deal with any virus on a global scale would send any government into a tailspin, enormously difficult to address and to get their head around. I get that. In the early days, just thinking about it would …

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18 Oct, 2021

Live and Grow

Something inspirational:

“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if we throw ourselves out into the open. Do it. Throw yourself.”

C. JoyBell C.

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17 Oct, 2021

Lockdown Eating Habits Study

A recent study from the Guy’s and St Thomas’s Charity and the Bite Back 2030 healthy eating charity, tracked changes in young people’s eating habits in England, during lockdown in Covid-19.

The study demonstrated increases in both snacking and in the number of families eating together. The research, which studied over 1,000 14-19 year olds found 60% thought more shared family meal times …

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16 Oct, 2021


When behaviour creates problems and it begins to interfere with lives, it is a form of self-sabotage. When we look at what is happening around Covid-19, we can see self-sabotage patterns emerging.

Self-sabotage isn’t something we just inflict on ourselves. Institutions and organisations do it too. I am not sure we always connect with why we do it, instead we should choose the things that feed our …

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15 Oct, 2021

Mental Fortitude in childhood

As children, we don’t know whether we have mental fortitude, because we don’t always know what it is, but it is necessary for success.

When you can focus and execute solutions in the face of adversity or uncertainty, you have mental fortitude. It is the determining factor between those who are successful and those who aren’t. It’s the difference …

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14 Oct, 2021

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