about the ups and downs of life, and finding our way through it.

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Cosmic Interference

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The trick is to know when to take up the oars in our little rowing boat that’s bobbing up and down on the river, and when to let it drift along with the tide. So often we fail to enjoy the ride for what it is. We think it should be smoother, fairer, more exciting, less painful. Or we want the ride that someone else is having. And of course we want our children to have the best ride possible. We drag things from the river bank and load them into our boat, instead of just noticing them and not weighing down our boat to the point of sinking.

Monkey Reasoning

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Rather than clamour for the same, we should explore what our unique need is, and clamour for that. What is bananas to one, is peanuts to another and what seemed to be less attention for me, was the care and love that was more needed by the other

Self love and self doubt

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If someone tells you, lovingly, that you think quite highly of yourself, is that a compliment or an insult? Isn't it okay to feel good about yourself and let that show? How complicated we've made things.

Lost in transition

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There will always be a period of transition, of being a little lost. Being lost in transition is part and parcel of the adventure.

Don't stop being judgemental

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Judgement is a bit like the hammer. Good instrument, lazy application. When we talk about becoming less judgemental we have to make sure that we don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Judgement is an important human trait.

A lazy day

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Lazy lazy, my brain is hazy My energy low, and I'm moving too slow It’s just one of those days, where not much is done. Just messing about, just dozy, not glum.

More than just fat

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I am a healthy size 48, with big strong baker's arms that can…

Hiding behind a smile

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What would you do If I told you the truth If I told you outright I’m not feeling too bright

Separating shame from guilt

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What is the difference between shame and guilt. Between 'feeling'…