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Proverbial Friday – Jealousy

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest, for it is love and hate at the same time. Arab Proverb "Jealousy is rubbing salt into your own wound. " Terri Guillemets  How often does a partner, family member or friend have a behaviour that makes you feel jealous or uncomfortable?… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Jealousy

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Ways to Reduce Stress

"Meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction. Meditation has also been studied specifically for its effects on stress." With a simple string of beads, you can employ this technique as a quick pick me up through the day, allowing you to reduce stress in the most beneficial way possible.

History & Traditions

Calling All Humans – Pick up the Phone!

What would you rate as the single most important thing in your life? Family, your passion/hobby, right? Of course! So what would rate second to this? What do you spend most of your time doing? What would you find hard to live without?For most of us, especially the young, a truthful answer might be their… Continue reading Calling All Humans – Pick up the Phone!

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Is Life too Stressful? A Different Take on Handling Stress

There's a lot of people in this world who are 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

There's a lot of people in this world who feel 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

Many of us have attended workshops titled 'what is stress?', 'How to handle stress' etc. They offer basic practical tips, but do they really address the underlying behaviours we exhibit, or why we might react in this way? With a little research, I was able to find a different ways of looking at and handling stress.

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Have you heard of the Cockroach Theory for Self Development?

From Nigella Feasts on facebook: 4 November 2013 at 21:46 At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction… Continue reading Have you heard of the Cockroach Theory for Self Development?

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Self – Respect – Are we good enough for ourselves?

Self-respect Self respect is a basic physiological need. If our basic needs for self- respect are not met, we  may become depressed, socially anxious, withdrawn or stressed. Marc and Angel has some thoughts on this matter this week: If you ever felt you are not being good enough… Don’t be too hard on yourself.  There… Continue reading Self – Respect – Are we good enough for ourselves?

Mental Health, Motivational

Wise Words from Marc and Angel

"Letting go of the past is your first step towards happiness. You are not your past failures.  You are not your past habits.   You are not how others have at one time treated you.  You are only who you think you are right now in this moment.  You are only what you do right now… Continue reading Wise Words from Marc and Angel

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Old Habits that make you Unhappy

Marc and Angel always have incredibly profound words for me. I have abridged their content and distilled the essence of their words to the all important phrases and added some ideas from my own experiences. I hope these have meaning for you. They definitely have meaning for me. Are your habits and routines sucking up… Continue reading Old Habits that make you Unhappy

Motivational

Fear of Change and Discomfort

As Thich Nhat Hanh so perfectly said, “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering.  Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” In many cases people stay stuck in your old routines for no other reason than that these routines are familiar to them.  In other words,… Continue reading Fear of Change and Discomfort

Mental Health, Motivational

Stressful Habits, and Past Mistakes

More Wise advice from Marc and Angel worthy of re-blogging with minor alterations: Stressful habits can bleed you dry of energy and make it impossible for you to function effectively.  You can’t live a happy, successful, fulfilling life if you’re spending all your energy in the wrong ways. It’s time to put your foot down… Continue reading Stressful Habits, and Past Mistakes