Tag Archives: family

When the child starts worrying about the parent.

I remember one day, in the year before her death, Mum had been put on medication that made her light-headed and she had a fall. I heard the thud and ran into the room, to see her lying on her … Continue reading

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Weekend 28: Drop Having the Answers/Add Appreciating Others

This weekend, I am going to add appreciation of others and drop having the answers. People don’t usually tell me that I look nice. I realised this yesterday as I was thinking about appreciation and self-worth. Few of us ordinary … Continue reading

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The fear of failure cliche

I get rather tired of a lot of the self-help cliches that float around. I so often find them trite and unhelpful. They may be true, of course. But having someone just say it doesn’t help me relate to it … Continue reading

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A disgruntled morning

(I wrote this earlier in the week.) This morning, I didn’t feel happy. Today my alarm woke me up in the middle of a good stretch of sleep, after a night of waking often. I was due to babysit my … Continue reading

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Weekend 24 Review: Practising future habits.

Drop expectations. Add happiness and embracing opportunities. Sometimes these things happen so naturally that we don’t even think about them. At other times, our circumstances and feelings are so challenging that remembering them is important but not always enough. I … Continue reading

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Weekend 24: Drop Expectations/Add Happiness and Embracing Opportunities

This weekend feels like a continuation of a recent theme. I am going to drop expectations and add happiness and opportunties. Mostly, this is just a different way of saying some of the things I’ve been working on the past … Continue reading

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Weekend 8: Expectations/Enjoyment

This weekend I’m dropping expectations and adding enjoyment. I think both of these have stemmed from last weekend and the week that followed, where I felt too much pressure but was still a bit unwell. On top of that, the … Continue reading

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