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acceptance Tag

Enrichment Lesson The most attractive quality of all is being comfortable with who I am. After my bi-lateral mastectomy, I thought I was no longer a woman. My sexuality disappeared in the operating theatre along with my breasts. I decided that it was a “good” thing that I...

Enrichment Lesson Love is an action not a feeling. What is romantic love? Infatuation? Passion? Chemistry? A meeting of the heart, mind and soul. A combination of all those elements that instinctively draws us to one person over another. I rather like Dr G’s definition of love “a commitment to nurturing...

Enrichment Lesson “Nothing kills the taste of peanut butter quite like unrequited love,” Charlie Brown. For too long now I have lusted and desired after someone who is emotionally available to me. “Why can’t you see me as I truly am?” My heart cries, unwilling, or unable to accept that...

Enrichment Lesson If you've already decided the destination the outcome is inevitable. Dating does my head in. I just want to skip this bit and go straight to the end. Sort of like in Monopoly Board when you draw the “Proceed Straight to Go” card. Trouble is...

Enrichment Lesson If I want to author my own life, I can’t rely on someone else to make me feel good. A relationship that I thought showed real promise, recently ended abruptly. Admittedly this was my own stupid fault. My fear of intimacy reared its ugly head...

Enrichment Lesson True contentment is derived from self-love and acceptance. I am afraid of rejection, who isn’t? However the good Dr G put it to me recently that what I am really afraid of is intimacy. There are many aspects of intimacy that frighten me; losing my individuality,...

Enrichment Lesson "The most I can do for my friend is to simply be his friend." Henry David Thoreau Prior to cancer my mantra was “dry your eyes princess and toughen up.” Shit happens in life, sometimes for no apparent reason. I thought you just had to suck...

Enrichment Lesson Rely on our friends but never take them for granted. We can have shit ass good days and we can have shit ass bad days. Unfortunately yesterday was the latter for me. I have woken this morning weary and tired-eyed. It’s not circumstances that determine whether...