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Give it a few days

Hi everyone I’m a gal that likes to get things done, so a lesson that’s taken me a long time to learn is…… every now and then it pays to give things time to simmer. Being a doer and an enthusiast, sometimes I leap ahead with something without giving it a bit of breathing space. […]

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The oak and the reeds

Hi everyone There are times in life when being strong is good. For opening jars with tight lids, carrying heavy grocery bags from the car, and standing up for our beliefs. Being resilient when things don’t go our way is admirable, and not letting people push us around is important for self-esteem. However, it’s also […]

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What if you’re wrong….

Hi everyone Back in my lecturing days, I’d encourage students to challenge my thinking. Not in a ‘throw eggs while my back is turned’ kind of way but more in a ‘I don’t agree with you and here’s why’ way. I considered it a job well done if they felt comfortable enough to be able […]

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Growth is the only evidence of life

‘Growth is the only evidence of life.’ JH Newman Striving to learn and grow is fun. You always have something to look forward to, no matter what’s going on around you. Be a curious cat and get interested in life, yourself and other people. Read more, ask questions, dig below the surface of things, it’s […]

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Spring clean your emotions

Hi everyone I love spring cleaning! Yes, it’s a bit weird isn’t it …..but clearing stuff out and getting rid of things I don’t use, gives me a boost. My friends chuckle at my enthusiasm for organising and sprucing up my home. It seems to open up space for freshness that might otherwise be blocked […]

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Ain’t no mountain high enough

‘Obstacles cannot bend me. Every obstacle yields to effort.’ (Leonardo da Vinci) Hi everyone In Greek mythology, there was a dude called Sisyphus who was the king of Ephyra. He got on the wrong side of Zeus for being deceitful and full of himself. Up to his eyeballs, Zeus punished Sisyphus by forcing him to […]

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This…..is not that

‘Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.’ (Paulo Coelho) Hi everyone As you get older and your life follows its unique twists and turns, it can be difficult to avoid becoming cynical and a bit ‘bah humbug’ about it all – like so many Ebenezer Scrooges! Yes, the ideal would be to move towards […]

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Stay true to your roots

Hi everyone It helps to remember that we are all travellers on this planet, moving here and there, sometimes staying and sometimes going. To make a new place home, you bend and flex, take in and let go. The more secure your original roots, the more you’ll thrive in any new environment – like a […]

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Understanding is the best thing in the world

Hi everyone ‘Any fool can know. The point is to understand.’ (Albert Einstein) Phew, the world needs more understanding doesn’t it. It seems as if intolerance is growing or am I imagining it? ‘Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.’ (Mahatma Gandhi) Wouldn’t the world be a much kinder place if we tried […]