100 Wishes

We can change our lives.  We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish. – Tony Robbins Yeah, I know, a dream list in disguise?  It may sound the same as a dream list, but this little technique is a really good way for you to begin the process of getting to the heart […]

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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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Breaking the …

If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions.  It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently. – Anthony Robbins Nothing worth doing is every going to be quick or easy, but if we spend our lives going around […]

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Mind the …

Our subconscious minds have no sense of humour, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image.  What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives – Robert Collier I’m guessing that if you have read this and this you may well be in a state […]

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Darned Apostrophe t’s Inferno!

Change ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’ and pretty soon you will say ‘I did’. – Unknown I should really be doing … – Can’t Be Bothered I should make some plans … – Can’t Be Bothered I should eat less … – Can’t Be Bothered I should drink less … – Can’t Be Bothered I […]

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Darned Cream Tea’s …

I can choose to let it define me, confine me, refine me, outshine me, or I can choose to move on and leave it behind me. – Unknown If you have read Darned Apostrophe’s t’s Inferno, then you will see that a positive, can do attitude is hugely important to progress of any kind, but […]

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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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Looking Back, Dreaming Forward

I dare to dream greatly; I dare to fail greatly. I dare to tolerate the ashes of my unfulfilled dreams, for I may dream again. I dare not tolerate the ashes of my unfulfilled life, for I may never live again. – Philippos Syrigos During my third year of junior school we were encouraged to […]

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Finding …

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work. – H. L. Hunt Let me relate to you the Moral of the Miserable Metallurgist – Way back when Noah was in nappies and I was in my second year of grammar school, we were, […]

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Endings Can Create …

Endings are beginnings, and beginnings are ours to turn into something good. – Elizabeth Chandler (from Everlasting) Endings are a perfect foundation on which to lay any beginnings you may have in mind, but the very word ‘Ending’ can actually conjure up rather negative connotations so I want to have a little look at how […]

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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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