Tag: self empowerment

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Recently, I was forced to stand by as my daughter's heart was crushed. I wanted so badly to "fix" things; however, the entire situation is completely out of my power to "fix." So each day I've stood by my sweet pie being the mother and friend she needs right now. If I could say anything…




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You ever been around people that just brag about their adventure and you just want to experience it for yourself? Well, this was me and the year 2015 was definitely an experience to remember. For a couple of years (at least it felt that way) I was desiring to have another type of experience with…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
May 3

Anger

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha. Do you remember when being a child meant that your biggest worry was whether or not you’d be able to have cookies before dinner or whether or…




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Apr 23

Freedom

I have been challenged to write about freedom. To visualise what freedom from disordered eating and body image issues will look like. This is a big ask… Because I actually have no idea. No reference point. But in order to actually reach a destination, you have to know where it is. Or at least have…




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For tonight’s daily inspiration, I wanted to share a poem with you called: THE OPTIMIST CREED-By: Christian D Larson Mr. Larson (1874 – 1954) was an author, teacher and leader of the “new thought movement”.  The “new thought movement” is a philosophical movement, which began in the early 19th century. Followers of this movement believe:…




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Let Me Tell You About Courage! “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it…” ~Nelson Mandela Hellooooo EVERYBODYYYYY!!! I’m in an extremely good…NO…. A WONDERFUL, MAGNIFICENT, MARVELOUS, FANTASTIC mood today. Why? You ask?  Because all my hard work is finally paying off!  Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned…




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Letting go Without letting go of the past you will never be able to live in the present. I want to emphasize the importance of letting go of any grudges any regrets, losses, missed chances or broken hearts. Forgiveness my experience I never truly forgave my mother. I was and I still am in touch with…




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Born into a poor family – today in the UK we would have been described as “existing”. This whole concept reflects how times have changed. Post WW2 the UK state has taken on a more protective role, setting limits and creating norms for society. It became clear to me at an early age that if…




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When I was young, I was a “cutter,” meaning I frequently acted out my pain and frustration by cutting myself, carving into my own flesh with any sharp implements I could find.  It was one of those more disturbing symptoms of my distress, and one I could never adequately explain. Today I choose less obvious…