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10 tips On ways of learning to love yourself.

Monday, August 18, 2014      18 comments

Received this from a friend the other day. Do not know where it came from so I cannot give credit. It is so helpful to me that I am wanting to share it. If anyone knows the source please let me know and I will add it. PS. I now have... Read more

Just found this - it is called 'life changing tips' - loved it - wanted to share -

Monday, April 14, 2014      16 comments

Here are ten life changing tips inspired by quotes from the great Sufi poet, Rumi: 1. Challenge Fear "Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." 2. Be Bold ... Read more

Depression and the help of writing

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      23 comments

I spent a very large part of my life with depression. Not the come and go kind, but the day by day constant companion kind when the world is just a grey, foggy, aching emptiness and time crawls by from one agonizing second to the next. I had ev... Read more

Living in the Present Moment

Tuesday, December 31, 2013      16 comments

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grieva... Read more

Finding freedom ... from me

Sunday, December 15, 2013      13 comments

I am wishing you all the blessings of peace and joy that so many of us do not find at this time of year. My first sober Christmas I spent most of the time in bed trying not to think about what everyone else was doing. All my pre AA friends wer... Read more

"In everything give thanks ..."

Friday, December 13, 2013      11 comments

Today I am giving thanks for everything exactly as it is - I have been working on this for a long while. Many times gritting my teeth and doing it anyway just because I believed in the principle. An unusual thought came to mind as I awo... Read more

To those who are sad, lonely or depressed at Christmas time

Friday, December 06, 2013      19 comments

Today I read a story from a friend who is not looking forward to Christmas. Her story is heart warming and personal. I have been there on so many Christmases and I understand how she feels absolutely. This is for those of us who are alo... Read more

Acceptance of What Is, so we can move forward

Saturday, November 30, 2013      22 comments

Don't know if this will be helpful to anyone, but for those of you who have asked I am happy to share my own journey with 'acceptance'. There are lots of quotes and articles about 'acceptance' and how important it is - but actually how to e... Read more

A new science of happiness

Sunday, November 03, 2013      15 comments

" A new science of happiness is finding that these emotions can be readily cultivated in familiar ways, bringing out the good in others and in oneself. Here are some recent empirical examples: Meditating on a compassionate approach to other... Read more

A journey from being a perfectionist

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      17 comments

Perhaps it is not so much that aiming for perfection is a hard task master, although it most certainly is both for ourselves and for those around us who we think should be perfect also, according to our ideas of what perfection is. Perf... Read more

All beautifully imperfect

Tuesday, October 29, 2013      12 comments

“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That's what connects us--that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” ¯ Emilio Estevez... Read more

The Gifts of Imperfection:

Monday, October 28, 2013      12 comments

"The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are - Brene Brown ... Read more

A protein by any other name...

Thursday, October 17, 2013      16 comments

Just wanted to pop in as I have now discovered that some people mean something quite different to what I mean when they talk about 100gr of protein. I mean protein weight as it used to be called. 3 1/2 oz of protein = a 100gr weight of meat, fis... Read more

An on-site lesson in ego v peace

Tuesday, October 15, 2013      15 comments

Hi guys, well have to tell you first that my acceptance was right out the window this morning for about ten minutes. I lost it completely. Have not been so angry in a very long time. Last Friday the property developer who is putting in th... Read more

To Those Who Suffer with ME, CFS and anything else that people think is all in our heads

Sunday, October 13, 2013      17 comments

I got something akin to glandular fever when I was 40 and my physical problems started as a consequence of that condition. This was 34 years ago. However the umbrella name in use at that time was ME. This was what they called it if they ... Read more


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