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  • Words of Wisdom
    22/04/2020 - 0 Comments
    “No one said life was easy….but with great determination, passion and strength everything is possible”

    Oh boy do I know it! I also know I am far from the only one. It’s very easy for some

     people battered by life’s boxing gloves to throw in the towel and retreat to their corner,

     but where to go from there? Stay in the corner forever clinging to the ropes for dear life?

     It’s never easy, and nobody is saying it is. However, you and I realise that it’s
    to your own advantage in the long run, to climb out of the ring through the
    ropes and, with your head held high, retreat to the changing room in order to
    regain your strength and determination for a return bout? The next encounter will 

    see you stronger, more determined, and better equipped to succeed resulting in YOUR

    arm being raised as the winner when the final bell is rung. Ding, ding!

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  • Words of Wisdom
    15/04/2020 - 0 Comments
    “Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how BLESSED you are”

    Being forced through circumstance to live our lives with the restrictions
    necessary to safeguard us, our loved ones and anyone we may come in contact
    with, we may lose sight of the blessings we do have. We’re so used to being preoccupied with resolving
    the perhaps more mundane issues of daily life such as earning a living, childcare,
    relationships, paying our bills, etc., there’s no time for anything else. Life at
    the moment has presented us all with a situation none of us has, and hopefully
    never will again, experience. Sure, we’re frightened of what it’s going to mean
    for us all, whether it’s a positive or negative outcome for each and every one
    of us personally. We just don’t know that as yet. However, there may be times when we are
    reminded of the bigger picture; perhaps an embrace or kiss from a loved one,
    the unexpected kindness of a stranger, the laughter of a child, the gift of
    good health. That’s when we realise how blessed we really are, and acknowledge 

    and give thanks to our personal God/Goddess, the Universe, Spirit, whatever or

     whoever we revere and find solace and comfort in. Having an “anchor” and being

     able to celebrate what we do have rather than what we lack gives us the power to 

    journey forward through life knowing we are not alone, but that our beliefs and

     blessings remain with us every step of the way, no matter what lies ahead..

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  • 17/03/2020 - 0 Comments
    “Care about what other people think of you and you will always be their prisoner.”

    I can certainly see the logic in this can’t you?
    Self-explanatory really, though I suspect we have all been guilty of this at
    some time in our lives and, perhaps, still are! We may subconsciously or not
    seek other people’s approval of what we do and, indeed who we are. Not
    realising we are allowing them control over us and how we live our lives
    and, in fact, present ourselves to the World. Try doing what YOU want to do,
    the way YOU want to, how YOU want to, and you may be surprised at how liberated
    you feel, perhaps for the first time in a very long while. Refuse to be
    anyone’s prisoner ever again.

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  • 10/03/2020 - 0 Comments
    "If someone dumps on you.....use it as compost!"

    Not a very pleasant turn of phrase but it does serve a purpose. There can’t be manyof us who haven’t been “dumped” on by someone in the past. Maybe totallyunexpectedly, out of the blue, didn’t see that coming…..but dumped onnevertheless. It’s what we decide to do with what’s been dumped that separatesthe men from the boys or the women from the girls. Use the “dump” as compost inyour own personal virtual garden and see how the flowers named “lessonslearned” grow tall and strong. Hopefully, that will be all the compost you’llever need.

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  • Words of Wisdom
    25/02/2020 - 0 Comments
    "Don't belittle yourself. Be BIG yourself!"

    Occasionally we are our own worst enemy. You know what I mean. Somebody will ask us to do something and we refuse saying we're not up to it, don't have the confidence, the skills, etc., etc. The downside of this is that, if we do this long enough, we're in danger of believing our own hype and what self-confidence we do have takes a nosedive. Much, much better to say, "Okay, maybe I haven't done this before" or "I don't have much experience but I'm happy to give it a go." If you keep putting yourself down then others will too but, if YOU believe in yourself and are willing to at least try, then look out World!

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