10 QUOTES ON BEING YOURSELF

10 Quotes On Being Yourself

I love being myself. Not feeling the need to act in a particular way to impress others is really liberating! However, although it seems like an easy thing to do, it isn’t necessarily an easy feat to achieve. In fact, it took me many years to be courageous enough to practise being genuinely true to […]

STORY CORNER: A LEAP OF FAITH (A POEM)

Story Corner: A Leap Of Faith (A Poem)

“Can you do this?” they ask me. But I am filled with doubt. One hundred reasons flood my brain Why I should sit this out.   I don’t think I am good enough And my confidence is lacking. I don’t think I’m fit for the task, Despite their support and backing.   For there are […]

10 WISE QUOTES TO HELP YOU MOVE ON

10 Wise Quotes To Help You Move On

I know life can be unbearable, sad or frustrating at times. Don’t stay stuck or allow your emotions or circumstances to swallow you in darkness – it will only result in making you miserable. Keep moving onwards upwards and rid yourself of any excess negative emotional baggage. The aim is to travel light on your […]

STORY CORNER: THE NEW CHAPTER (A POEM)

Story Corner: The New Chapter (A Poem)

This chapter of my life is full. Full of regrets, discarded opportunities, Misery, anger and sorrow.   If only I had done this! If only I hadn’t done that! If only I was treated better! If only I was brave enough…   The tragic list goes on and on, Enough to give even the most […]

STORY CORNER: THE BACKSTABBER (A POEM)

Backstabber - A Poem

You pretend to be nice And smile in my face. You act like you’re accommodating, Tolerant and full of grace.   You laugh at my jokes And give me a hug. You believe me naïve And think I’m a mug.   You are waving your knife, Waiting eagerly to attack. You want to embrace me […]

14 OF MY FAVOURITE QUOTES BY MARCUS AURELIUS

14 Of My Favourite Quotes by Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 160 – 180 AD. His inspiration was the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, who believed that philosophy should be implemented in everyday life.  Marcus Aurelius was known as the philosopher king, using his Stoic philosophy to act virtuously and to keep calm during times of war. The Emperor’s […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 34)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

21st April 2017 Finding it extremely hard to concentrate at work. Keep making mistakes and staring into space. Am I doing the right thing? Why am I questioning myself so much? If I say I’ll do something, I should commit to it. Spent lunchtime picking at my food. My hunger has been replaced with dread. […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 33)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

14th April 2017 I feel sad. I had my last session with Nikki today. She’s hopeful that I can turn my life around. I hope I can too. It’s gonna be odd not talking through things every Friday evening any more. I feel a little unsure of myself. I know she’s given me explicit instructions […]

10 OF MY FAVOURITE QUOTES BY CONFUCIUS (VIDEO)

10 Of My Favourite Quotes By Confucius

Confucius was a great Chinese philosopher who lived in the 6th Century BCE. His teachings are still learnt and practised today.  Here are 10 of my favourite sayings by him. If you have any other favourite quotes by the great and wise Confucius, please add them in the comments section below. 🙂 Pictures by GraphicStock […]

STORY CORNER: DIARY OF AN ABUSED LOVER (CHAPTER 32)

Unhappy woman in an abusive relationship

31st March 2017 I only have 2 more weeks left with Nikki. I do feel sad about it – she was great to talk to about my problems. I told her what happened to me yesterday on the train. She thinks that he is perhaps trying to remind me of how we first met. She […]