Saturday, 28 December 2013

Shout For Joy And Always Feel Blessed

Shout For Joy And Always Feel Blessed

“Sometimes it’s easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking, than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting.” {Jo Berry, author}.

Happiness is your nature.

It is not wrong to desire it.
What is wrong is seeking it outside
when it is inside.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

It Is About Where We Are Today That Matters

 It Is About Where We Are Today That Matters

" It is about where we are today that matters, what is good in our lives right now. See your happiness through the eyes of those around you if you can't see it through your own. "

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Father of Mercies, God of Love

Father of Mercies, God of Love

Like as a father upon his children has compassion
So God cares for His people, but in a much greater fashion -
For their names are engraved upon the palms of His hands, 
And, more in number than the grains in all the world's sands Are His thoughts towards them who truly are His,
For the Father of mercies and God of all comfort He is -
Bottling every tear that His beloved cry
As they are to Him the apple of His eye;
The very hairs on their heads He numbers,
And their souls' Keeper neither sleeps nor slumbers; And to all who make His Son their heart's choice
Over them with singing He will rejoice.

And God's love, like His care, is past comprehending -
Boundless, unfathomable and never ending;
But whilst no greater love in a man can be found
Than for his friends to willingly lay his life down,
Yet God commends His love as more worthy of praise,
For, whilst we were yet sinners, Christ died in our place -
Yes, though we loved Him not, yet our Father above
Loved each one of us with an everlasting love,
And with lovingkindness has drawn us to Him
Through faith in Christ, who bled and died for our sin;
For God so loved this world His only Son He gave
That whoe'er believes in Him He would eternally save.
sons and daughters 

So our Heavenly Father we now praise and laud
For making us the sons and daughters of God -
For loving us in this most wonderful way,

And for His gracious care and provision each day,
For the promised blessings from His bounteous store,
And then at His right hand, pleasures for evermore.
© Ian Caughey

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Set Your Sights High

Set Your Sights High

‎"Set your sights high - the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way."

Eileen Caddy
1917-2006, Spiritual Teacher and Author

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Successful Saving

Successful Saving 

Successful saving is all about getting a positive mindset and setting a goal. If you need some practical pointers, there’s help at hand.

Most of us can trim our budgets by 2 or 3 pounds a day. That might not sound much, but it all add up – in fact, before you know, you could be £50 a month better off.

Successful saving is all about getting a positive mindset and setting GOAL

Thursday, 24 January 2013


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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Lawyer Asad & His Blog!: How Affirmations Helped Create My Worldwide Empire...

Lawyer Asad & His Blog!: How Affirmations Helped Create My Worldwide Empire...: How Affirmations Helped Create My Worldwide Empire   By Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert Several years ago, in the closing pages of my otherw...

The idea behind affirmations is that you simply write down your goals 15 times a day and somehow, as if by magic, coincidences start to build until you achieve your objective against all odds.

Sunday, 6 January 2013



Feminist Perspectives  

Feminist critic Teresa de lauretis argues that it is still possible to talk about the ‘essence of woman’, or necessary attributes (e.g. the experience of femaleness, of living in the world as female) that women have developed or have been bound to historically in their differently patriarchal sociocultural contexts which make them women not men. Investigations of women’s or feminists ‘ways of seeing’ or of the female gaze can be easily labelled essentialist. We must remember, however, that definitions of terms such as essentialism in different cultural contexts do not always coincide precisely.

Teresa de lauretis asserts that a modifies essentialism is the very basis on which feminist thinking differs from non-feminist thinking, enabling all different branches of feminist though to be termed ‘feminist’.  The merging of what previously was opposite positions is central to the discussion of cultural representation in the book IMAGINING WOMEN.  Social constructivism needs to recognize the essential which informs it (Diane Fuss, 1989).

The Value Of Work
Women’s work in different media is ‘valued’ or judged and criticized in a variety of ways, but nearly always within the context of patriarchal culture and its norms.

(Issues in Women's Studies S.)

Edited by Frances Bonner, Lizbeth Goodman, Richard Allen, Linda Jones and Catherine King 1992 Open University

Cultural Representations and gender concerns itself with the activities and interests of ordinary women.  Most of the articles in the book could be described as examples of feminist cultural studies. They ask about how questions in particular female audiences use texts, how meaning is made from the and how they are incorporated into everyday life.  There is also special concern with how they evolve and grow from everyday life.

In reference to cultural representation this book looks at how women are represented, how we represent ourselves and what we do with the representations we encounter. There is a clear distinction between representation and reflection.  Representation indicates that some kind of modulation or interpretive development involved in representation. Some manipulation or transformation is unavoidable. Not even photographs are reflections – they are two dimensionalrepresentations; which we learn to read and interpret in different ways. 

Sources: de Lauretis, 1989, pp. 5 – 6  
Introduction: On imaging women 1