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Showing posts from February, 2013

Shake it Off Like a Donkey

Some time ago I heard this little story and it really had an impact on me so I thought I would share it with you.  "There was once a farmer who owned a prize donkey. One day the donkey fell into a very deep well next to the farmer's house and began to panic at the bottom of the well when he realised there was no way out. Because the well was so deep, the farmer could see no way to help the poor donkey and so he decided that the only course of action to take was to bury it in the well and, in that way, end its suffering and stop its crying. With a heavy heart and tears in his eyes the farmer began to shovel dirt into the well to bury the little donkey. However, the donkey had no intention of being buried and so, every time the farmer threw a shovelful of dirt into the well, the donkey shook it off his back then stepped up on to it. The farmer kept shovelling and the donkey kept shaking the dirt off. Eventually the donkey had shaken off and stepped on so much dirt th

Looking After Number One

Joint pain This wasn't what I intended posting today but it seems appropriate and hopefully may save one of you from a lot of pain and suffering in the future. The human body is an incredible piece of machinery as we all know and I fully believe that if we are very aware and intuitive, we can work out exactly what our bodies need to function properly and when they need it.  For example, a sudden craving for sweet, salty or citrus type foods could indicate that something is lacking in our diet. Thirst and hunger are generally signals to let us know that we need fuel in the form of food and/or fluids. We feel tired and that's normally an indication that we need to rest our bodies and at times we feel we a real need to exercise. We start stretching our muscles and becoming restless simply because we're not designed to sit around for long periods of time. And then there's pain. Pain is the body's way of letting us know that something isn't right; the body&

When You Walk in the Room

When You Walk in the Room This morning, whilst checking my Twitter timeline, I came across a brilliant question which had been asked by @chrismarr101 . The question was very simple and straightforward but it resonated with me  immediately  and really got me thinking. Chris's question was: 'Do you brighten up the room when you walk in, or when you walk out?' Well, I'm a fairly confident person and my first reaction to the question was 'I'm fine with that. I definitely brighten up the room when I walk in!'  Then I started to think about it a bit more and of course, the doubt started to creep in.  'I'm sure I brighten up the room when I walk in! At least I think I do... What if I don't though? What if a blanket of doom and gloom starts to spread whenever I appear...suppressing conversation...stopping people from having a good time? What if they can't wait to see the back of me so that they can all get back to their happy, jovial conver