Category Archives: inspiration

Peace Before the Storm

River Trent, Farndon, Nottinghamshire before an approaching storm. Take care until next time …

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So What DO You Want?

In times of stress & challenge we are very good at wishing we were somewhere else, doing something else or in a different situation. However, when we are asked what we WANT we are less good at answering the question! … Continue reading

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Covert Narcissism: (3) Starting to Break Free From Their Web

In this 3rd Part of 4, we will continue to look at ways to identify covert narcissistic behaviours & start to look at the road to freedom. In Part 1 we introduced to terminology & background information on narcissists In … Continue reading

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What is Hope?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Hope as ‘noun. /hoʊp/ 1[uncountable, countable] a belief that something you want will happen‘ I think that Hope is actually much bigger than just something I would like to happen. To me Hope encompasses passion, … Continue reading

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High Risk Living?

Life has a habit of throwing us unwanted surprises every so often. For me it has been an 18-moth bout of depression & more recently, a heart attack & surgery. I would never have invited either of these into my … 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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“I Could Never Do That!”: 3 Practical Steps To Overcoming Fears & Growing In Confidence

We are what we think. Everything we do is controlled by our brain : our thoughts & our actions. Human beings are well-equipped to avoid danger; it’s part of our survival instinct. We see something frightening & our reflexes kick-in: our … 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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Independence Day

Clouds. Take care until next time …

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How Would You Like To Be Remembered?

One of the most important & motivating questions we can ask ourself is, “How would I like to be remembered?“ Imagine if someone was writing your obituary What would you like them to say about you? What qualities would you … Continue reading

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