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Trick Yourself to Sleep
Mind too busy for sleep? Try tricking yourself
Motivation and Writing Articles
Motivation is a thing that waxes and wanes
I started out online making graphics for various websites and got into writing because sometimes...
Writing Help for Self Avenue and Sister Sites
Along with the the following are links to help new writers of the sites - * SelfAvenue
Self Avenue looks at ways we can enrich our lives, look after ourselves and ways we might help o...
Can't Help Them
Most of us like to think we want to, and can help other people but some people just cannot be he...
Save Yourself with an Emotional Bubble
We are influenced by everything around us, and things can build up
Addiction: PS Sister, I Love You
Recently I came across a video in my newsfeed on Facebook
Things to do in the Bath
Busy, busy, rush about, have your shower and get clean in the quickest possible time
Nail Therapy aka Pampering and Company
It is a long time since I did anything of a girly nature but the other day was an unexpected jo...
Recently a visit from a cousin had me looking at things from an entirely different angle
What Will You Do This Year
What floats your boat? Every year I try to do something new - usually to do with some type of...
Thoughts About Mum
Getting used to a chronic medical condition is a different road for everyone
Helping Kids Help Themselves
How are your coping strategies in dealing with life? Do you think your childhood had much to do ...
Beginning to Think Positively
It is an old saying that life is what you make it
Looking After Yourself - the General Rules
Looking after yourself may seem a bit daunting at first
Vile Rage - Storm Before the Calm
I arrived home bloody livid
There was a teacher I admired at primary school when I was eight years old
Positivity and happiness help people live in a meaningful way
Changing your Outlook Requires Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone
Changing your outlook to get the most out of life is not something that is easy to do
Baby Joy - A Labour
A new baby is a joy - but the process of having baby may be less so at times
Copyright - Citing Images
Images on the net are NOT fair game to take for articles you write
Article Submission Guidelines for Self Avenue
Congratulations on the approval of your writing applications
Easy Gratitude Journal
A Gratitude journal does not have to be hard work! Make yourself a small Gratitude Journal ( or b...
Do Something For Yourself Today
It is surprising the amount of people who are not comfortable with being alone or by themselves...
Laid Back Christmas
We're having a laid back Christmas
Your Year Worksheet
This one is for all those who have journals or those who want to start one
Know it Alls
**You are a Know it All** When your kids are small you know everything
When I was five, just started school, the Principal rang Mum to tell her I'd been telling terrib...
Do you have a writing ritual? Something you do before you get to the business of writing? Or som...
Adding an Image to Your Self Avenue Article
This is the second in a series for newbie writers to Self Avenue on how to use the HubGarden platfor...
Writing Your Self Avenue Article
This is the first in a series for newbie writers to Self Avenue on how to use the HubGarden platform...
If you came from - the answer is no
Not Talking to You
Some people you just can't talk nicely to
Daughter rings crying one year on my birthday
Do Not Pass Go - Go Straight to Jail
When boys were small, they asked if I would go see them if they went to jail
Friends of Self Avenue - Links
Here are some links to friends of Self Avenue
Procrastinator Fun Quiz Results
If you came from the fun quiz here are your answers :) If you didn't - - no cheating no...
Are You a Procrastinator??
Sort Yourself Series Take this fun quiz to see how you measure up when it comes to procrastin...
Not Doing Christmas
Pretty down one year
Where's the Milk??
This happened in a time of shame
Importance of Touch
Partner went into hospital
Where's my undies? Where did I put my glasses? You seen my phone? What did you do with my
What Dad Said
When I grew up a bit, the time came when Dad became friend as well as Father
The Curious Shift
When your kids are small and dependent, you are their world
Printable Worksheet - Priorities 2
Use this worksheet to sort out how important things are to you along with the accompanying article ...
Nothing to Prove
When son was a teenager, another teen asked him what his mother did
Just Don't Fit
Was stewing over they way I was fobbed off when greeting a couple of 'friends' who were in a lar...
Printable Worksheet - Priorities 1
Working out your priorities is really helpful for future goal setting
Foot in Mouth
Father in law: chatty man, quick with wit, great to be around
When I was 18, I had a mate
Crying Hissy Fit
Was crying when partner walked in
Scenario: Talking in front of three year old grandkid
I Matter Too
**Getting the Point Across** Every now and then I notice I'm not being listened to
Take a Moment - Have a Cuppa - Part 2
**Tea at home with the family** Our 'tea – tactic' / ritual? Has been in use for all sor...
Take a Moment - Have a Cuppa - Part 1
**Taking Stock** 'Want a cuppa?' or 'I'll put the jug on' were the words said every time...
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