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So Filled With Beauty, So Filled With Pain

The past couple of days I have felt very open to emotional experience and very willing to love. I worked in a very hectic pharmacy yesterday, and with a pharmacist who had a somewhat bad reputation within the company. She was obsessive, eccentric, intellectually-preocuppied, highly methodical and certainly neurotic. But she was also intensely likeable.… Continue reading So Filled With Beauty, So Filled With Pain

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Thoughts On… A Week of Self Determination

"I've started to realise that everyone's afraid. From the people who speed past red lights to people who complain endlessly. Scared of not having enough, scared of not being enough. Scared of loneliness, scared of isolation. Scared of death, of running out of time. Scared of suffering, scared of rejection. And in this way we… Continue reading Thoughts On… A Week of Self Determination

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Self Determination – Setting Intentions

I think that determination can be most easily described as persevering even when you don't want to. In this way, it's tied to the concept of discipline. And I think that the reason a lot of us struggle with determination and discipline is because we don't believe we'll achieve that which we're striving for -… Continue reading Self Determination – Setting Intentions

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Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Assertiveness

“It's amazing what you can get if you quietly, clearly and authoritatively demand it.” - Meryl Streep I have my reservations about Meryl Streep, in particular her penchant for using award ceremonies as a platform to further her political agenda, but she is indisputably a fantastic actor and is also responsible for this fantastic quote. It's a perfect… Continue reading Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Assertiveness

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Self Assertiveness – Setting Intentions

My last two posts on anxiety and codependency and enmeshment actually tie in quite nicely with assertiveness. In my post on anxiety, I said: You do not have to apologise for taking up space in this world. The meaning of this may or may not be clear to some people. What I mean by this… Continue reading Self Assertiveness – Setting Intentions

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Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Care + Self Protection

The beginning of this week is feeling a lot more peaceful than last. The vital things causing panic last week have, for the most part, been resolved and I feel in a place to be exercising gratitude in a genuine way. Most importantly, my financial security is no longer hanging in the balance. Last week,… Continue reading Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Care + Self Protection

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Self Care + Self Protection – Setting Intentions

The scope of concepts, subject matter and self help techniques already covered on this blog is quite large; so for the next two similar concepts, I'll be exploring them simultaneously. Self care and self protection bring the practicalities of parenting to mind - meeting a child's fundamental needs. In my resource for self-esteem growth, it… Continue reading Self Care + Self Protection – Setting Intentions