Our Deepest Fear

By Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do.We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”


GPs in Scotland prescribe reading and workouts to beat depression

This is an old article from a Scottish newspaper in 2009, but I thought I would re-post it here to show you how depression is being treated around the world.

Published Date: 28 April 2009
By Adam Morris
REGULAR exercise and therapeutic reading are set to be prescribed instead of pills to treat depression in the Lothians.
In a bid to cut the use of tablets in those suffering mild to moderate depression, GPs will instead begin to suggest extra exercise, specific books to read and stress control classes. The move comes as part of Scottish Government targets to curb the rise in anti-depressant prescriptions to a complete standstill by next year. 

Some people reporting to their doctor with depression symptoms will be given three months structured exercise programmes to carry out at a local gym, and it is understood some may be given free or discounted rates at facilities to encourage the process.

A list of self-help books will also be compiled, with GPs recommending local libraries where these can be found, while six-week stress management classes will also be looked at. It is only after these methods are found not to work that tablets will be prescribed for certain patients. Continue reading “GPs in Scotland prescribe reading and workouts to beat depression”

#503 Walking into class and seeing a substitute teacher (via 1000 Awesome Things)

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Book recommendation: Yes Man- Danny Wallace

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Sometimes you just need some light-hearted reading. Newspapers are full of bad news, and all magazines seem to be full of these days are Jordan and Peter’s breakup, which was interesting (or not) for like 5 minutes.

So this week’s recommendation is the book Yes Man by Danny Wallace

Danny Wallace- the author/tv presenter/ whatever pays-the bills, is one guy who has had a number of successful books documenting his weird and wacky exploits.

Yes Man has recently been made into a film starring Jim Carrey which was a worldwide hit at the box-office. Now, I havn’t seen the film- as Jim Carrey annoys me, but the book is worth a look.

Wallace’s writing style is easy to follow, and is the kind of book which would be perfect for lounging by the pool, or reading on a bus. The San Francisco Bay Guardian describes it as: “One of those rare books that actually has the potential to change your life…”

If you are a bit cynical about reading a book on just one recommendation, it has 99 customer reviews on Amazon with an average of 4 and a half stars- which is pretty good!

The blurb on the back describes the book as:

Yes Man

‘I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I Will Swear To Say Yes Where Once I Would Say No.’

 Danny Wallace had been staying in. Far too much. Having been dumped by his girlfriend, he really wasn’t doing the young, free and single thing very well. Instead he was avoiding people. Texting them Instead of calling them. Calling them Instead of meeting them. That is until that one fateful date when a mystery man on a late-night bus told him to ‘Say Yes more’. These three simple words changed Danny’s life forever. Yes Man is the story of what happened when Danny decided to say Yes to everything, in order to make his life more interesting. And boy, did it get more interesting.

It couldn’t be done

It Couldn’t Be Done

Poet: Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.