Figuring out your purpose

I’ll be up front with you. I’ve not managed this yet. I keep thinking that there must be some grand purpose, some great dream, that should appear to me or pop into my head fully fledged. One that I can get behind and devote the rest of my life to. I have an assumption in […]

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A sense of direction

It is generally a good idea to have in mind where you want to end up in life. However, does it really matter what path you follow to get there? Does it really have to be all ‘focus’ and ‘purpose’ and ‘5 year plans’? Or can we take our time and a few pleasant detours […]

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Past and present

Each person’s past is the start of their journey in life – it explains how they got to where they are and why they are carrying various items of baggage. We all have our stories.Working to understand my past has revealed how it has shaped me. Strengthened me. Left me wary of things that maybe […]

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Making a difference

Be the change you want to see has become a popular slogan, but one that I wholeheartedly agree with. Only rarely does the world change quickly and drastically. Mostly it changes in drips and drops. Each choice. Each action. Each person. Adds up. Until change becomes a tidal wave, sweeping away the old and revealing […]

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The Colour Pink

My eight year old son finds advert time on kids TV hilarious, primarily because, if I’m paying any attention at all, I’m sitting there exclaiming ‘Why does that have to be pink?!’. He points pink stuff out to me at every opportunity, just to see my screwed up, disgusted face. ┬áRecently he asked me an […]

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Time to breathe

Life seems to get busier every day – always too much to do and not enough hours in the day or days in the week. Sometimes even cramming in some fun can seem like too much additional effort. Yet playtime is important for all of us, not just children. An hour out of your day, […]

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What is freedom?

What is Freedom anyway? Our first instinct is to think of things like being able to do what you want when you want, having enough money to buy what you want and go where you want, being able to make decisions for yourself without having to consult anyone else. Yet if we start to look […]

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The importance of being kind

Small acts of kindness and doing people a good turn can truly bring light to people lives – not only to those who receive the kindness, but also to those who undertake that action. It doesn’t have to be a big deal – sometimes a smile at the right time is enough to buoy someone […]

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Remember, you are awesome….

Many of us find it hard to blow our own trumpet, but even if we can’t face bragging to other people, we should at least be able to tell ourselves that we rock. Next time you look in the mirror, remind yourself how awesome you are and how far along your path you have come. […]

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