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There are positive outcomes

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There are positive outcomes Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos Very few people have confidence in happiness. They believe that you have to work for it, that it can't just come out of nowhere. But that's the beautiful thing about life. You just need to be able to let things go and enjoy the little things in life. I think our generation has gotten very reliant on the impression we give others that we fail to notice the beauty around us. Look up from your phone, because you'll never know what chances are passing you by while you're trying to impress your friends. Why do we even need to impress our friends? They're friends of ours for a reason, we don't have to impress them every minute of

Stop Worrying

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Stop Worrying As Bob Marley said Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos Someone close to me just got the all clear from hospital. While I should have been elated and join her in the living room, I didn’t. Not because I’m not overjoyed, but just because I’d only just come to my laptop to write. There are other things going on in other people’s lives that will make them inattentive to your every move. As I’m sure you understand by now, not everyone can be at your beck and call when you need them. And that’s not because they don’t like you; it’s merely because they have their own lives too that they’re busy with.  People are so preoccupied with themselves that they will hardly notice that thing that you're

Confidence is Key

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Confidence is Key Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog  at   www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk   and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos Keep smiling when times are tough. How many times have you been told that? Countless times no doubt. Well, you know what? They might just be onto something. Smiles release endorphins that cause happiness and I have actually tried this when I was feeling low (it happens to us all) and it made me feel better. At the time I had a headache and wasn't feeling very positive about life. So I tried smiling to see if what they said was actually true. And I can confirm it. It didn't work instantly but my headache soon wore off and I was pretty much back to the old positive me. At these time you just need to refocus the lenses on happiness. Just smiling and

You don’t always have to be happy, but…!

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You don’t always have to be happy, but…! Wendy Mason  is a Career Coach and Life Coach helping you to solve difficult problems at work and at home. Thinking about the D-day anniversary later this week has led me to think about my parents’ generation; the people who lived through the Second World War.   We tend to remember the heroic! Many, of course, were not heroic in the way we usually think about heroes.  But, ordinary people, I suspect on all sides, were stoic and what mattered most was getting through. Many did get through very hard times. For them, personal happiness was secondary: what mattered was to do your duty. Times have changed! Not least because the generation that got through that war wanted better for their children. They wanted their kids to be happy. If they were not, what had the war been about?   Their kids were the Boomer Generation; my generation! Whatever you think of us now, most of us did start out wanting to change the world for the bett