The first step towards change is awareness.  The second step is acceptance.  Nathaniel Branden Do you have an elephant in the room with you?  I once had a whole herd but have now managed to reduce the numbers somewhat, although there are a few stubborn buggers that pop up to trample me on occasion. If […]

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Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson I once squeezed into a pair of jeans whilst whining incessantly that they made my bum look big, and then got rather more than upset when my partner informed me that it wasn’t the jeans that were making my bum look big, […]

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We get wise by asking questions, and even if these are not answered, we get wise, for a well-packed question carries its answer on its back as a snail carries its shell. – James Stephens I avoided any form of self-discovery for many years because I considered it a complete pile of old piffle but, […]

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Fill your pages with the breathings of your heart – William Wordsworth I’ve been keeping a journal in various forms since I was nine years old, although early efforts weren’t entirely successful.  My first was a nature journal which I quickly grew tired of when I became bored with communing with Mother Nature. It did get […]

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