January 2012

Being Disabled My name is Leanne. I am 31 years old, rapidly approaching 32. I am petite, I am generally satisfied with my body size, I have been told I am attractive and, whilst my reflection can, on occasion, repulse me, I generally think that I am an attractive person. In fairness, I  have had […]

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Twelve Empowerment Tips to Being Authentic If something is authentic, it is real, true, or what people say it is. (Cambridge Dictionaries Online) It’s a scary thing being fully you; it means committing to the things you truly believe in, perhaps even standing up to authority over those beliefs. It may also mean that if […]

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I have no real reason for being jittery, touchy, irritable or anxious around different moon phases – and have coping skills aplenty should an issue arise. So, it’s an infrequent surprise for me to find myself in a tense, anxious state; sometimes I wonder if it’s the Universe’s way of keeping me on my toes […]

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we need Care Camps instead! I don’t know about you, but I’m fed-up of hearing, seeing and having boot camps rammed down my throat! Everywhere I look it gets mentioned; TV, magazines, Facebook and Twitter – somebody’s always pushing it. And sure, some people need more discipline but forcing it upon them without their underpinning […]

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Confidence Boost

by Lesley

Confidence boost – a superfood for the spirit. Most of us will experience a loss of confidence at some time in our lives. For some  people it’ll be temporary but for others it may be sustained; which  may be exacerbated by other factors, such as illness or a change in environment, making the recovery process […]

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It’s funny how a conversation can turn into something big; what started as a laugh between pals ends up with a speed-dating event! As many of you know, I’m known to be straight forward and not one to beat about the bush, so while we were chatting away, my friend Lynne was having a pop […]

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Enter; The Dragon

by Lesley

Freedom and Pre-Natal Chi Having more than a little curiosity about Eastern ways, and a bigger mouth than the [river] Clyde for questions, I’ve delved where few dare tread. You see, since a young child I’ve asked crazy/ difficult/ challenging questions of my parents, my peers and in fact, anyone who crossed my path – […]

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Achieving Inner Happiness …   Bliss Contentment Power / Justice Coping skills / Love Balance / Temperance Information / Awareness ~ Information /Awareness; Knowledge IS power! Without the root we would not have the flower. This is the base for everything else. Equip yourself with an abundance of information, use your senses and feel that […]

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As you may already have noticed I come up with pretty far-fetched theories sometimes – and this one is no different, except I now believe that there may be more than a grain of truth in it. I’ve attached a foto I took in 2006 in a particular spot (in the middle of nowhere)  in […]

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When I first published Depression; A Need for Change it sparked off quite a bit of controversy; some people thought I was minimising clinical depression where I was merely expressing my observations and experiences with a language shift, in which we often term  a lack of coping skills and / or stagnation, as depression.  I’m […]

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