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  • I find so much joy in reading that if you see me anywhere there's a very high likelihood that I'll be carrying a book and a highlighter. (I highlight a lot on my books)
Today I have 3 in my bag!
Reading helps me expand my mind. 
If I'm ever in doubt over something one of the very first things I'll do is find a book on the problem or topic.  Because I know there's someone out there who's got the answer and written a book on it. 
Reading is a very cost effective way to be counseled and further awaken my understanding on life. 
Reading allows me to carry an expert around with me. 
I get to see things from a perspective I've not considered.
Most mornings I sit with a book over my coffee and just immerse myself in whatever I'm reading.

I encourage you if you struggle with questions, problems you can't solve or simply to be more aware of life,  find a book. 
Read on whatever subject is on your mind.
Books carry so much wisdom. 
If you're willing to learn,  then books are a great resource. 
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  • Your life will change as you start treating yourself with the respect you think others deserve. 
You will learn who your true friends are. 
Some people in your circle will not like you changing the game.
Be prepared for that. 
You will own your own decisions.
You will say no instead of feeling obligated or coerced.
Your time will become important
Your feelings will become important 
Who you spend time with will be your choice. 
You will see that you deserve respect
That you deserve to be treated fairly. 
So much changes in your life when you give yourself the respect you deserve. 
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  • Christmas can quite often be a time of enormous stress for people.
Commonly there are Christmas rituals,  certain events and procedures that families habituate over time that most of us fall in line with. 
We do it because it's always been done. 
We go along with it because we don't want to upset the apple cart
We commit out of obligation. 
A sense that we must show up. 
We must spend a certain amount of money. 
We must cater to the rules of the event. 
And if we don't,  we fear ridicule,  disapproval,  shame,  being ousted.
Doing anything out of obligation is an unhealthy approach. 
It is living out of alignment of who we are. 
It is neglecting our own decision,  desires and boundaries to submit to the orders of others. 
If you find this Christmas that there are orders,  requests being imposed on you,  I encourage you to take a moment to see how this request feels for you. 
Are you acting out of obligation?
Are you committing out of free will?
Are you making this decision for you or others. 
We may fear shame to do something that doesn't fit with others but it is your right to be who you are. 
We are not living for others.  We can only make decisions for us. 
It is not on us to take on the demands of others. 
You deny who you are when you do anything out of obligation. 
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  • Give yourself the gift of YOU this year. 
Give yourself the gift of choice, freedom and permission to be who you are and spend your time how you want to. 
That is a TRUE gift to you. 
#trauma
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  • I lost count on the amount of doctors,  counselors and other people who told me
I couldn't make it. 
I'd be on medication forever 
I wouldn't complete a degree
I would be mentally unwell for life
You don't get over trauma
Thankfully I did not take their advice.
I knew that what I wanted to achieve and there wasn't a professional or otherwise who could tell me otherwise. 
Sometimes professional dont have all the answers. 
They may have studied cases and met plenty of people who've proved their conclusion correct,  but I was never one of them!
If you know in your heart it's achievable then nothing or no-one can and will stop you. 
Sometimes the best advice will not come from a professional or someone close. 
Sometimes it will come from you. 
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  • We all feel afraid. 
The difference is that we don't let the fear stop us. 
Focus on what you want,  acknowledge the fear,  that it's part of it. 
Invite the fear  for as long as it needs to be there. 
You'll find that while you're continuing to focus on what you want the fear will quietly slip away. 
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  • Remember YOU get to decide who you spend your time with. 
Remember it's up to you. 
You don't have to give your power away. 
Remember YOU!
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