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Have Courage & Be Kind

Kindness ‘Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind.’  Eric Hoffer Kindness is like liquid gold. It smooths, soothes and enriches your relationships. Acts of kindness cost little and pay huge dividends. Whatever you do, do it with kindness. Kindness and gentleness build trust in relationships. If my memories tell me …

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The Game of Life

 ‘Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one  you had before’                                                 Elizabeth Edwards Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity. If life is a game then snakes and ladders is the one played most often.  The snakes represent times of crisis and the ladders are times …

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A Clear Vision

 ‘Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart‘ Carl Jung Look back and learn, look forward and achieve. Vision is purpose. Vision is the fully created image on the jigsaw box. The jigsaw pieces are the steps that take you there.  Vision is your destination; it is where you are headed. …

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Cherish Every Moment

‘As you breathe in cherish yourself, as you breathe out cherish all beings’  Dalai Lama Xiv To cherish is to treat gently, with warmth and understanding.  It is to marinade in love and to enjoy the pleasure this brings.  It is the holding kiss, cupped hands and tender touch. Cherish others, cherish yourself.                 Appreciate what …

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Creativity is Visionary

Creativity is open, no holds barred, unrestricted. It thrives in variety, imagination and inspiration. Creativity is visionary – it forms an image in your head and gently manipulates it until it can be seen in the physical world. You cannot put creativity in a box. It is outside of the box, thinking of ways to …

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Letting go

‘Some think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.’  Sylvia Robinson There is a connection – a bond, a tie, an attachment, an umbilical cord.  Imagine holding onto one end of a rope and another is holding onto the other end of the rope. You both hold on tightly. Wherever one …

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The Heart of Passion

                            ‘Passion is the genesis of genius.’  Tony Robbins Passion is where your heart is. If your head is reason then your heart is passion.  Passion is movement, momentum, it is a force for good.  Allow your passion to guide you towards your hearts desire. If it was up to me I would…………….What would you do? …

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A Soft Place to Land

  ‘Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.’   Hippocrates. Comfort is a soft place.  It is being held by someone you trust, with their arms, their empathy or their gaze.  Comfort is being understood and cared for.  It is curling up on a large sofa surrounded by cushions.  Comfort is a healing touch.  It soothes …

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A Different Christmas

Our experience of Christmas can be a time of happiness or suffering. It is an event that we all ‘do’ at the same time and yet we all do it differently. As families come together one of the deciding factors of our experience may be how well we can accept difference. Here are my reflections on difference; …