Category: Personal Development

What’s Holding You Back
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What’s Holding You Back

Is life working out the way you want it to? Are you fulfilling your potential? Achieving all those dreams you imagined when you were much younger? Are you being all you can be? If you are answering no to these questions, can you clearly determine what it is that’s been holding you back. In order...

Hitting Rock Bottom – The Only Way Is Up
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Hitting Rock Bottom – The Only Way Is Up

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. J.K. Rowling Those words were said by J.K. Rowling, the British novelist best known as the author of the Harry Potter books, during her commencement address at Harvard, where she explains the fringe benefits of failing and the importance of imagination. She talks about experiencing poverty and...

Back to the Future – Always Looking Up
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Back to the Future – Always Looking Up

A few days ago many of our memories returned to the Back to the Future movie. If you’re a Back To The Future fan, then the date 21 October 2015 is already transfixed into your head. Why? It’s the date that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in order to prevent McFly’s future...

4 Steps To Controlling Your Emotions
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4 Steps To Controlling Your Emotions

Sadness, fear, anger, disappointment, exhaustion, loneliness. Sometimes we experience emotions that are not easy to deal with. What can one do when feeling bad? How do you go about controlling your emotions? When illness or disability strikes the issues you’re faced with can be overwhelming, and more than likely you will have a variety of...

What’s Most Important in Your Life?
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What’s Most Important in Your Life?

Having just put the phone down to my doctor, absorbing the latest health issue that I now need to deal with, which I will, a question popped into my head, “What’s Most Important in Your Life?” We often talk about our priorities in life. But how many of us have ever stopped to really think...

Don’t Just Exist, Live A Life
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Don’t Just Exist, Live A Life

Don’t just exist, live a life. To truly live life, means that you really experience it, enjoy it to the fullest, never taking it for granted.  Dying, death and bereavement are important parts of everyone’s lives. They happen to us all, and many of us will be affected by the death of people close to...

Get Your Emotions In Check  – Coping with Visual Impairment
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Get Your Emotions In Check – Coping with Visual Impairment

How we deal with, manage and react to what happens in our life will very much determine our progress and development. In extreme cases a momentary reaction can influence, if not shape, the next ten (twenty, fifty) years of our life. For good or bad. Yet many of our reactions will be unconscious, caused by...

What You Can Potentially Achieve
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What You Can Potentially Achieve

Let’s talk about you, about the person you are and what you can potentially achieve. Every day of your life, virtually from the moment you were born, you have taken a journey which has navigated you to the point you are at. Many of you feel you are not really ‘living’. You have done so...

Life Is Just Passing You By
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Life Is Just Passing You By

You read in magazines or on line, see on television all these happy people seemingly living their lives to the fullest, yet there are you feeling stuck, frazzled, and with a sense that life is just passing you by. What can you do differently to change the way you feel? Not that long ago, just...

Visual Impairment – Loneliness and Social Isolation
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Visual Impairment – Loneliness and Social Isolation

Visual impairment will initially have an incredibly negative impact on both your mental health and quality of life. The effects range from practical issues regarding daily activities to a decline in psychological wellbeing, and one of the most difficult things to deal with is the feeling of loneliness and social isolation.. Many of the people...