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The Fool

The Fool in tarot generally is considered a New beginning something which requires a leap of faith and childlike optimism . How many times perhaps have you failed to take the opportunities that came up because you were too scared to take the chance or because you lacked the self confidence to try. After theContinue reading “The Fool”

Just being Honest.

“Honesty is the first chapter of the book wisdom”. Thomas Jefferson To me being honest is not just about calling a spade a spade and to hell with the consequences. For some people it is but I do not believe that is necessarily the best or the kindest way to behave or the most productiveContinue reading “Just being Honest.”

Self sabotage or self support?

“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy.Continue reading “Self sabotage or self support?”

Taking control of Fate.

“I have noticed that even people, who claim everything is predetermined and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.” Steven Hawking Isn’t it funny how we can all too often decide to abdicate our own responsibility, our own power to change things and hand it over to Fate?Continue reading “Taking control of Fate.”

The right attitude gives the best experience.

One of my daughters is getting married and we have been shopping for “the dress”. I rather naively thought this was going to be a straightforward, simple, nice experience for us all to do. I had not realized how times have changes since I went looking for my own dress, many years ago. Nowadays thereContinue reading “The right attitude gives the best experience.”

Listen and Learn.

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I am going to learn, I must do it by listening. Larry King. We all like to be heard. What we think and feel we want to be able to express to others and when we can do itContinue reading “Listen and Learn.”

Decisions,Decisions.

Sometimes we can all find it hard to make a decision about something and we can go backwards and forwards in our thinking process and feel we are getting nowhere. This can make us feel stressed and uneasy and can cause others who are waiting on our decision to get frustrated and upset by us.Continue reading “Decisions,Decisions.”

What can I do ?

A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. Wade Boggs. I often tell people it is not what happens to you but how you handle what happens to you that determine how happy you are in life. Quite often I amContinue reading “What can I do ?”

Feed the positive and let go the negative.

Remember ,always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And ,then you destroy yourself. Richard  M Nixon. Love him or hate him this is actually very good advice .We need to learn to be true toContinue reading “Feed the positive and let go the negative.”

Learning how to react positively to stress.

  In life our reactions to everything can be improved upon the more we learn about ourselves and our ability to handle situations. Nothing is worth making yourself ill over and without putting in to place some sort of structure and strategy to deal with stressful situations people can and do get ill by allowingContinue reading “Learning how to react positively to stress.”

New Shoes

I have dogs and live in the country. As a consequence, unless going out somewhere I usually spend my time running around wearing shirts, jeans and trainers. These are all clothes which are suitable and practical to brush off the dog hair and stay reasonably tidy and on my feet when walking and living withContinue reading “New Shoes”

Opening Doors

  I have three daughters who have all chosen to go to University to further their education before starting their careers. The youngest is just in her first year at university and loves her course. She has no idea yet where it will lead her and has no set career in mind at the momentContinue reading “Opening Doors”

Moving on.

  All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. Anatole France   My Mum has lived for over twenty years in her much loved, large traditional flat. It has huge bayContinue reading “Moving on.”

A time to Change

    “Change isn’t easy…. changing the way you live means changing what you believe about life. That’s hard…When we make our own misery, we sometimes cling to it even when we want so bad to change because the misery is something we know. The misery is comfortable.” Dean Koontz It is unfortunately very trueContinue reading “A time to Change”

Pick yourself up.Dust yourself down and start all over again.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. Henry Ford. It is impossible to get it right every time and yet we all seem to fear failure so much that it stops us trying to reach for more. We can restrict ourselves to living what we may consider to be aContinue reading “Pick yourself up.Dust yourself down and start all over again.”

Learning to Communicate .Part Two

Don’t make assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life. Miguel Angel Ruiz It is all too easy to become a mind reader. ToContinue reading “Learning to Communicate .Part Two”

Learning to communicate. Part One.

To effectively communicate, we must realise that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. Tony Robbins. Some people like to paint a big picture when they talk about their plans and dreams. They know where it is that theyContinue reading “Learning to communicate. Part One.”

Anger and simple steps to get rid of it.

Anger is a killing thing: It kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before-it takes something from him. Louis L’Amour I remember listening to a punk rock song years ago and the singer screamed out that anger is energy and I thought I understood and related toContinue reading “Anger and simple steps to get rid of it.”

We are not all Doomed

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength. Charles Spurgeon. I find that nowadays it is easy for a normally rational person to become anxious and irrational in minutes just by watching the news, reading an article or even simply reading the possible side effects of bog standardContinue reading “We are not all Doomed”

Liebster Award

Recently I was very honoured to be nominated for the Liebster Award. This award is designed to help new bloggers, who write about interesting and informative issues, to get a wider audience. We all know how hard it can be to get heard in such a huge and informative field. To be nominated and byContinue reading “Liebster Award”

66 Days to a New You

Generally speaking nothing we ever do to ourselves is done with a negative intent although it may result in a negative habit or behaviour pattern being developed the original intent behind it was probably positive. It was believed that you could develop any healthy habit within 28 days. Recent research disputes that and  suggests thatContinue reading “66 Days to a New You”

The underpants in the hire van.

It was my mother’s 80th birthday recently and we went out for a family meal. We are lucky enough to be close and have had many happy family holidays together. As the evening progressed we were laughing and talking about some of our earlier memories, childhood, holidays, school etc. and as we each recounted talesContinue reading “The underpants in the hire van.”

Modern Day Vampires and how to control them.

In days gone by people used to hang garlic around their doors and windows and even around their necks to ward of vampires and keep them safe from harm .The very thought of one being in the neighbourhood was enough to strike fear and terror into all the nearby inhabitants. They brought death and madeContinue reading “Modern Day Vampires and how to control them.”

Everyday Magic

A little bit of magic When I was younger I loved any magical story and had my nose constantly in a book. I watched Bewitched with Samantha twitching her nose and creating instant magic, clearing all problems and making everything work and laughed, loving every mad moment of it. My daughters grew up with HarryContinue reading “Everyday Magic”

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