Category Archives: freedom

Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (4): Breaking Free of Emotional Abuse & Manipulation

Today, in this Fourth Part of a series of 5 articles where I will examine how it is possible to break-free of the cycle of emotional abuse & manipulation. Over many years I have witnessed & been on the receiving … Continue reading

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(Un)Happy Christmas

  After a long break due to health issues I have chosen to return to my blog on Christmas Day. Why? Because this year, more than others, I am aware of many people who will find today & the next … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Riding The CalTrain & Memories

Ever since I was young I have loved trains. But it has not been an easy path to being able to stand on a platform & wait for my train to arrive. My recent trip to the USA reminded me … Continue reading

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Give Up or Go On?

I think we all, at some point in our life, hit that crossroads where we ask ourself questions like ‘Is it really worth it?’ ‘Can I survive any more discouragement?’ ‘Am I the only one that sees the potential in … Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: A Distraction From The Truth?

“That’s perfect!” “Perfection indeed!” “Aim for perfection & you’ll get somewhere near.” Such phrases trip off our tongue & find their way into so many everyday conversations: at home; in the office; in our training & target-setting events; in our … Continue reading

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Cotton Wool Clouds

Walking in the sunshine today I saw these lovely clouds skipping across a windswept Ramsey beach. Take care until next time …

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Signs of Spring

Waterside trees at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire. Take care until next time …

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