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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 ‘Insider Secrets’ – Why It Isn’t What It Looks Like!

Here is a brief insight into my personal world of the battle with depression.  We are all different but I hope this will help you get inside our sometimes scary & seemingly out-of-control world & realise that you can, through … Continue reading

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Social Media: Good? Bad? Or Are We Simply Asking The Wrong Questions?

    Social Media: The turf on which good & evil fight it out to the death. I hear so many diverse comments from both ends of the spectrum: almost from “Social Media SUCKS!” to “Social Media is a PANACEA!” There is … Continue reading

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First The Bud Then The Flower

My friend’s apple tree has been a delight to watch over the past couple of weeks. Buds appeared, almost invisible at first, growing until they looked ready to burst. Then came the blossom; an odd flower here & there, followed … Continue reading

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All Is Not As It Seems

I love summer & the sense of goodness that it can bring.  Somehow there’s a bit more time to relax & enjoy what’s around us. I also love the peace & quiet; very few experiences can compare with getting away … Continue reading

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Surround Yourself With Positive People?

This phrase appears with increasing regularity in blogs & social media posts. In many ways I agree with the sentiment BUT it always seems so me centric. Sure, a key to moving forward is motivation & positive people are great … Continue reading

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20 Hopes For The New Year 2014

  In my last post I listed a few important lessons that I’d learnt or been reminded of during this last year, 2013. As today is the last day of the year I thought I would look forward into the … Continue reading

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