Tag Archives: encouragement

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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Recognising Manipulation & Emotional Abuse (5): Staying Free Of Abuse & Manipulation

Today I conclude my 5-Part series on recognising emotional abuse & breaking free by looking at how we can stay free of future emotional abuse (as much as possible) & start to rebuild our life. Over many years I have … Continue reading

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Sunset Or Sunrise?

  The sun may set & darkness invade, but soon new light WILL dawn & a new day will arrive.

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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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Depression: 7 More ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like!

  Following on from my last post, Depression:  7 ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like! I continue my insights into why people struggling with depression may display certain behaviours & how ‘what you see‘ is NOT ‘what is really … 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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A Quiet Corner On A Stormy Lake

Sometimes when the storms are blowing we need to find a quiet corner where we can recover & be prepared to venture out again. My ‘quiet corner’ can be solitude, going on a walk, being with friends or talking to … Continue reading

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Seeing Through The Ice

Sometimes as we look forward it’s as if we’re looking through ice on a window pain: we can see what is immediately in front of us, but not beyond. It’s at moments like this that I try to get help … Continue reading

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Change the Light & Ordinary Places Can Look Extraordinary

Change the light & ordinary places can look extraordinary. Change our view or perspective & ordinary situations can become filled with extraordinary potential. Take care until next time …

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“Why Did I Do That?” Childhood Experiences: Seeds Of Our Adult Life

  Have you ever been in a situation where something happens or something is said & you react immediately, later asking the question, “Why did I do that?” or “Why did I say that?” or even “Why did I think … Continue reading

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