Category Archives: optimism

How I Found Inspiration to Strive and Thrive

Have you wondered where inspiration comes from? Is inspiration just a name for thoughts that we chose to listen to above the rest? Do we like to be inspired ‘cause it makes us feel more rather than less? Are these … Continue reading

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“Where there’s a will there’s a way”

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50964738@N07/6035067207/in/photolist-aciidT-gv9Ryz-8pRzfT-4DQJXs-gv9b7s-8pWjW1-7mVpaw-bBuVQF-6NKuZY-6NKv1b-jYQ7Y-eVW1Z6-3RwhHv-9cUiRD-6PPetF-9ZeoJG-8h5yo7-59BkFc-6QvYJd-2SrFS-eHnc3W-8GrCj3-6veHeM-72Khbo-9JBSRd-9Jz5GX-9Jz5JV-8pTRer-63diUH-fYt2ai-87wTV5-DbKZw-fYt8h8-fYt2as-fYt1dN-fYsMed-4VoZK1-de5FdD-7RKpMK-5JRViV-6NKAFm-cp8MZA-cvi6Tu-gtX9HW-8Msbh-6PTMby-aegQUr-HSC1r-b1fJKP-7SLWB8-6PTuz9# It’s that time of year.. . it’s New Years Eve and here I am sitting in the still blurr that has crept in after the Christmas activity; just thinking, reflecting and contemplating. Thoughts are arising. Maybe you are feeling … Continue reading

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No one can hurt me without my permission

‘No one can hurt me without my permission’ is a quote from Mahatma Gandhi. It’s an insight that can help to shift perspective; to stop feeling hurt when working round problems, difficulties and conflicts. Now keeping this quote of Gandhi’s  in … Continue reading

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“Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin

What certainty do we have that self-help books work? I have been flipping through one such book called ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ by Anthony Robbins. It’s a fairly taxing read, and contrary to the author’s intentions could be the death … Continue reading

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‘Its not for me to reason why, it is for me to dare and die’ (Part 3 of 3)

So perhaps you are right and writing won’t prove to be my vocation in life; my life’s true purpose. But maybe this was never the intention. Certainly what I have gained are new insights, illustrated in ‘Alice Wakes Up’, that have … Continue reading

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‘Its not for me to reason why, it is for me to dare and die’ (Part 2 of 3)

Did you do what I expected you might when I suggested you buy my book? You pulled a face. So what was your momentary thought? Can you recall it? Was it you saying something to yourself along the lines of: ‘she wants me to buy her book… it’s another … Continue reading

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Sex Sells; being different makes life harder

What is 75 x 365 ? You might be quicker than me, but I had to use the calculator function on my mobile to give the answer: 27,375. But 27,375 what somethings? 27,375 is the number of enquiries that one … Continue reading

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Progress Report

Christmas, like any holiday, is great at providing a distraction and good at breaking up the usual routine. But now, with the return of the children back to school well within sight, I feel motivated to get back on track … Continue reading

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“I may never wash my cheek again………….” – Memorable moments

“I may never wash my cheek again………….” Isn’t it lovely receiving compliments in whatever form they take?  This one was sent by text. The words, as I read them, were as loud inside my head as any other thoughts I … Continue reading

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The Pessimist or the Optimist

Todays post is about trying to change the energy of my blog so that I come across a bit more positive. I’ve been told that my last few posts have been hovering on the gloomy  side of life. So today  I thought  I will attempt … Continue reading

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