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Coping with loss

One of the most difficult aspects of life is loss.  As we travel on our journey, people and places pass in and out of our lives.  They are there for a time and then they are gone.  It may be sudden and unexpected, or even with time to prepare, we are never fully ready for it when it comes.  As Heraclitus says,…

Learning to love ourselves

ur minds are amazing things. They allow us to perceive the world around us, and to make our own judgments on what we hear, see and touch. We then apply the sum of our experiences to make decisions, which in turn gives us more experience for future decision points. However, we cannot forget emotional bias.…

Let yourself shine!

Most of us underestimate ourselves.  We hold ourselves back and never achieve that which we know we can.  Part of the reason for this fear, fear of failure or success, as I discussed in another post recently.  However, a more insidious cause is that we often put too much stock in the opinions of others about…

Being kind to yourself

During my life, I have known some wonderful people who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at helping someone in trouble.  These selfless individuals will drop whatever they are doing to assist others, regardless of the cost to themselves. I often wonder at these amazing people, and what drives them to be so.  I wonder how they can be so…