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21 Oct 2017

The Dalai Lama of Tibet is quoted as saying “When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realise that everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy”.

Being able to accept responsibility and acknowledge ou...

18 Aug 2017

“The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears”. John Vance Cheney (Poet)

At times there’s nothing like a good old cry to help us feel better. Many experts subscribe to the view that tears act as a release valve by helping the body to disperse deep emotion which...

13 Jul 2017

‘I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear’. Martin Luther King Jnr.

We constantly hear about what is going wrong with our world which makes it harder to remind ourselves that there is so much that is good. After recent tragic events, it is h...

19 Apr 2017

There is considerable data about the mental and emotional benefits of journaling. A study by researchers from the American Advances in Psychiatric Treatment noted that writing for 15–20 minutes on 3–5 occasions was enough to help the study participants deal with trauma...

11 Feb 2017

The very painful matter of family estrangement is one that is sadly close to my heart. I find it astonishing to comprehend that in the UK the current estimation of grandparents being denied access to their grandchildren is one million. This heart-rending statistic is u...

27 Dec 2016

Traditionally January is deemed the time to take stock of your life and start creating the changes you'd like to see in the future. But of course you don’t have to wait until the New Year to make a new start because every day is a new beginning.

Now that the end of this...

8 Nov 2016

George Bernard Shaw said that a life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

I do wonder however if US tattooist Dennis Laroux was able to rise above his epic gaffe after three female members of a chapter of Hel...

21 Oct 2016

I don’t spend too much time thinking about the state of my health but I’m sure I am probably not alone in occasionally ‘googling’ to find out about whatever currently ails me! Could it be that access to websites found in Google searches have contributed to the rise in...

20 Sep 2016

One of the quickest ways to increase your sense of well-being is to think about the many blessings in your life. The universal law of attraction declares that we will attract into our life the very things we think about and focus on. When you are creating an attitude o...

7 Sep 2016

The very first flight I took my two children on turned out to be a near-disaster! Afterwards I obtained a copy of the aviation investigation report; it made fascinating reading! Apparently we clipped the tops of trees on take off from Gatwick and went completely off th...

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