My vision of hope – Interview with I Share Hope

My vision of hope – Interview with I Share Hope

I was recently honoured to be invited to be interviewed by Chris Williams of I Share Hope who found me on Twitter.  I Share Hope has a mission to interview 1000 world leaders to share their thoughts on hope. I was asked the following specific questions: 1  How do you define Hope and what is my favourite quote about hope? “hope shines brightest in the darkest moments” I do believe that because I think that when things are going fine, we don’t think about hope because we don’t need to have hope. We just go on with our lives. It’s…

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Keeping a gratitude diary

Keeping a gratitude diary

What do you do with the second diary that arrives as a present four weeks after you’ve bought and begun to fill in your 2014 diary?  This diary was given to me by a very close friend so I wanted it to have a very special place in my life during 2014.    I did consider transferring all information but somehow that didn’t seem a good idea. So it has become a gratitude diary.   Every day I will record five things I am grateful for. The benefits of gratitude and being actively grateful are many.  We often go through…

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What is Karma?

What is Karma?

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about karma how it can be a useful way to make sense of life experiences, thoughts and events. If you are not familiar with the word Karma you may recognise some of the following statements (or even have your own ways of saying the same thing).   You reap what you sow   You get back what you give   It will all come home to you   Treat others as you wish to be treated   Do unto others what you you would like others to do unto you The concept of karma is…

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The benefits of Gratitude

We are coming towards the end of the year and with the festive season approaching it is a time to reflect about all that is good in our lives. Its so easy to get caught up buying presents, worrying about one day that is meant to be perfect.  Being the perfect mother, daughter, wife, father, son or brother.   Will Uncle Fred like his socks?  Will mum appreciate that jumper I’ve bought her or return it in the January sales? This is a good time to step back from stress and worries. Its the small things in life that matter…

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How strong are you?

How strong are you?

Sturdy, Powerful, vigorous, commands respect, able, competent, firm and courageous.  Do any of the above words sound like you? Sometimes its hard to be strong when you are facing difficult life circumstances.  It would be great if we could be strong all the time but i’m not sure how possible that would be.  In fact one strength can be to ask for help when you need it or even show your vulnerabilities. I’m interested in what it is that gives people strength.  Is it circumstances that have helped you grow or perhaps it is a personality trait. What makes you…

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