Archive for March, 2009

De-clutter – clear a space: clear your mind

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

According to an ancient Chinese philosophy, clearing out the old is vital if you are to attract and invite the new into your life. An almighty clear out will help you let go of the past and give you an immense positive feeling that your life is moving on and making way for a fresh start! (more…)

A Mother’s Day Message from Empowering Mums

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

Wishing you a fabulous day, full of relaxation and special treats from your loved ones! Happy Mother’s Day!

Mum

Some days I swear I’ll change my name,
Never wanting to hear that word “mum” again.
Mum, can you do this? Mum, can you play?

A word I hear hundreds of times every day.
Whilst taking a bath or even sat on the loo,
Mum, can I come in, can teddy come too?
Mum, I am hungry,. Mum, if you please
and other riveting questions like these.
Mum is the chef, the cleaner, the friend,
Mum is the “baddy” in games of pretend.
Mum’s there for a cuddle whenever you weep.
Mum reads you stories and tucks you in to sleep.
Mum packs the picnic, and cooks all the teas.
Mum takes them puddle splashing in big, black wellies.
You’re the best ever mummy, I love you they call.
Maybe being called “mum’s” not so bad after all!

Melissa Williams. (more…)

Negotiating Negativity

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Dealing with negative people is always an arduous task. Being around someone who is extremely negative can be physically and emotionally draining, no matter how positive you try to be. When exhaustion sets in, it is easy to allow their pessimistic and depressing mood to take hold of you too – but there are ways to avoid falling into this trap! (more…)

Children Learn What They Live

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Children Learn What They Live

By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live. (more…)