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How well do you watch yourself?

An old Bhuddist fable There was once a pair of acrobats. The teacher was a poor widower and the student was a young girl by the name of Meda. These acrobats performed each day on the streets in order to earn enough to eat. Their act consisted

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Silence is Golden

My eldest daughter tells me every now and then that I talk to much. “Mum, stop talking”, she says, and when I think back, it is usually at a time when I am tired and I feel that I haven’t got an indication from her that she

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It’s all about the journey…

Now that the holiday season is at an end, for the beginning of this year anyways, I can’t help but reflect on my journey throughout this season. I am also curious of how the holidays have been for you. As a family we have travelled a lot

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Childs’ Play

My husband and I are going for school visits currently for our eldest daughter. She turns five next year and although I would prefer to home school, she is really interested in school, so we are seeing how it all goes.   All the schools we have

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Sugar, oh honey honey

  So, sugar, like for many, has been my crutch, my celebration, my friend and my foe. Now I’ve seen the movies that say that sugar is in most of the food that we buy from the supermarket shelves and that it became so because fat was

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Feeding the wolf

  An old Cherokee Indian chief was teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he told the young boy, “a fight between two wolves. One is evil, full of anger, sorrow, regret, greed, self-pity and false pride. The other is good, full

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AIA: Aptitude for Acceptance

  Day one and where do we start you ask?   “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” Nathaniel Branden   Well a good place to start is figuring out where you currently stand. So how accepting are you? Lets take a

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One Months Challenge: Accept in August

What are your thoughts on acceptance? Most people feel that acceptance is resignation. This doesn’t have to be so. In 2014 a study by the University of Hertfordshire stated that “self-acceptance could be the key to a happier life, yet it’s the happy habit many people practice

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What do your feet have to do with mindfulness?

  What do your feet have to do with mindfulness?   “The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground” Gautama Buddha   How often do you walk around bare foot? I have worn shoes for the majority of my life, even inside the house. It

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Being in the Moment

How often are you ‘in the moment’? Not thinking of the future or the past, but in the here and now. And what do you give up in the present, when you change your focus to the future or the past?   The other day I was getting

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