4 Inspirational Quotes

Let these four inspirational quotes help you find the greatness that is within you! And this week let it out and show the world! Inspiration is defined as: something that makes someone want to do something or that gives someone an idea about what to do or create: a force or influence that inspires someone….

Thermometer or Thermostate

Sometimes anger can feel like a wild emotion. Haven’t we all had times when we said or did something out of anger that we regretted later? A harsh word or tone to our partner or children, reacting aggressively to an impatient colleague, or even taking it personally when a friend or family member lashes out…

The Present

If we were tasked to identify what percentage of the time we are 1) Fully engaged in the present moment, 2) Contemplating on something that happened in the past, or 3) Worrying about something that might happen in the future, What kind of percentages do you think we would come up with? If we were…

Feeling Discouraged…

Do you ever feel discouraged about your progress in some aspect of your life? Well, your achievement of excellence may not be as far off as you think. Think about water. At 99°C, water is hot. At 100°C, it boils. And with boiling water, comes steam. And steam can power an engine. That one extra…

Alone – Maya Angelou

I just wanted to share this poem with you by Maya Angelou. Enjoy. Lying, thinking Last night How to find my soul a home Where water is not thirsty And bread loaf is not stone I came up with one thing And I don’t believe I’m wrong That nobody, But nobody Can make it out…

“You have no idea how missed you are going to be.”

Someone I knew killed himself. He was very close to me. It’s his anniversary soon and I have been reflecting. Perhaps it shouldn’t have shocked me. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in young people. Statistically speaking, it isn’t shocking at all. But I was shocked. I suppose I had been fortunate to…

True Love Is Curious

On the surface, it may appear that everyone seems happy, connected, and free of care. After all, we’re all trained to wear “the mask”. Yet, in the midst of it all, there are so many people who are suffering quietly. Oh, they go through the motions, complete with smiles and the just right words, but look very…

It’s The Little Things In Life…

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with life sometimes and become completely preoccupied by things beyond your control or influence.  Trust me I’m there right now. And when this happens to me, I tend to want to hide under my duvet and wait till the dust settles; as if the magical cocoon can shield me from…

Stripped Back

I do not normally talk in depth about relationships but I just want to share my thoughts on what I think relationships are about when they are stripped down. Think about any relationship you know. It could be a mother-daughter relationship, a father-son relationship, or a romantic relationship. The two things that are significant foundations…

The Girl That Falls Down

I’ve fallen down a lot recently but I have realised that falling down is part of life. But I have realised that I am only beaten if I fall down and don’t get back up again. As long as you keep getting back up you are going to eventually reach the goals you set for…

I Can Still Smile

I am depressed. I can still smile at pretty things. And laugh when jokes are funny. I can still talk to people. And enjoy nice days.   But when I go inside, When I am alone, There is something broken. And I fall into a sadness so sweet That it engulfs me. I look in…

Vegan Victoria Sponge

Believe it or not this recipe is VEGAN! And it tastes AMAZING! Ingredients for the Sponge: 400g self-raising flour 240g caster sugar 2 tsp baking powder 400ml soya milk 160 ml light rapeseed oil 2 tbsp vanilla extract Ingredients for the Vanilla Buttercream: 75g dairy free margarine 75g vegetable fat 2 tbsp vanilla extract 750g icing…