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Confidence Challenge: October 2014 Stop self-poisoning your self esteem

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

  Last week in my art class I mistakenly took a swig a deadly poison. I had put paint solvent (a colourless liquid) in a beaker and placed it to the right of me. Unfortunately I had also filled a similar beaker with drinking water. I had placed that one to my left so I […]

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Confidence Challenge Sept 2014: “Break safely out of a loneliness shell. ”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

  Yesterday, I saw a large group of women relaxing together in a park. Almost all were either chatting, or busy sewing or preparing food. But my attention focused in on one young woman who was sitting with her back turned slightly outwards reading a book. The image of this young woman stayed with me […]

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Confidence Challenge August 2014: “Look at me aren’t I clever!” is ok for adults too.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

    You may have noticed that I missed out a Confidence Challenge for July.  This is because I was either on holiday or busily occupied looking after my baby granddaughter. She was nearly five months old and very excited about her new power to move her body. With great effort over several weeks she […]

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Confidence Challenge June 2014: Recovery tips for football losers and you

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

      The night before last, I did something I haven’t done for four years. I watched a football match.  Anyone who knows me in the UK might now be thinking, how did she possibly agree to spend her Friday evening doing that? The answer is because I have a very clever husband who […]

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Confidence Challenge April 2014: Learn how to listen like a canary!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

  I loved this photo the minute I saw it! It is not only bright and fun, it is putting across an important message about listening in a stunningly simple way. The canary in the centre is so absorbed in listening to his companion that he is completely oblivious to the canary on the left […]

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How Grannie sucked a life lesson from her newborn grand-daughter

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

12 days ago today my first grandchild was born. She is an adorable baby girl. I had planned to write a post the day after her arrival to share my news. But little did I know just how busy and preoccupied I would be! I should have known better. So many of my friends had warned me that my […]

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Bouncing back into electronic life!

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Yes, here I am again bouncing back into electronic life! This is a statement of fact and intent and is addressed mainly to myself. Let me explain why I am back here blogging and why I decided to publicly share my intention. When I first launched a website many years ago I wanted to keep […]

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