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Blog - Your Authentic Self

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It has taken me over 25 years to reach this point. I am hoping that in my Blogs you may find some useful tips, which help you in some little way, reach true inner peace and contentment a bit quicker than it took me

Bernie Tracey
Week – How far is rock bottom? Take Me Over, Rock Bottom, Girl Guides, S Quote, Look In The Mirror, Beautiful Landscapes, Are You Happy, Something To Do, How To Find Out

Week #31 – How far is rock bottom?

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”, J.K. Rowling. It’s a truly inspiring quote and the fact that it is written by J.K. Rowling makes us stand up and take more notice. It has been well documented how she started out writing the Harry Potter books in a cafe to...

Week – How far is rock bottom? Take Me Over, Rock Bottom, Girl Guides, S Quote, Look In The Mirror, Beautiful Landscapes, Are You Happy, Something To Do, How To Find Out

Week #31 – How far is rock bottom?

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”, J.K. Rowling. It’s a truly inspiring quote and the fact that it is written by J.K. Rowling makes us stand up and take more notice. It has been well documented how she started out writing the Harry Potter books in a cafe to...

Week – How far is rock bottom? Take Me Over, Rock Bottom, Girl Guides, S Quote, Look In The Mirror, Beautiful Landscapes, Are You Happy, Something To Do, How To Find Out

Week #31 – How far is rock bottom?

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”, J.K. Rowling. It’s a truly inspiring quote and the fact that it is written by J.K. Rowling makes us stand up and take more notice. It has been well documented how she started out writing the Harry Potter books in a cafe to...

Week – Where’s my Sock? Altamont Gardens, Take Me Over, Strange Places, Happy Today, Great Life, My Socks, Time Out, Beautiful Landscapes, Illusions

Week #30 – Where’s my Sock?

You just have to love this quote “Sometimes happiness is like a missing sock. You know it will turn up eventually, but it will probably be in the strangest place”. This happens to us all at some time, losing a sock I mean, but if you relate it back to happiness, it actually is a very...

Week -Become the Writer of your own Story Take Me Over, I Want To Leave, What Happened To Us, Happy Stories, Om Shanti Om, Authentic Self, I Am The One, Meaning Of Life, Start Writing

Week #29 -Become the Writer of your own Story

We are more than half way into the #52blogs for every week of your year. So when I came across this quote from Steve Maraboli, an American motivational speaker and author, I thought it was a good one for this blog. It read “This is my life, my story, my book. I will no longer let anyone else...

Week – As you sow, so you reap Angry Person, Take Me Over, Bad Drivers, Wisdom Books, Om Shanti Om, Authentic Self, S Quote, Dalai Lama, Little Books

Week #25 – As you sow, so you reap

I picked up my Little Book of Wisdom during the week with quotes from the Dalai Lama. I opened it on the Happiness page quotes and it read “As you sow, so you reap. Happiness comes from Kindness. Happiness cannot come from hatred or anger”. Dalai Lama Can it really be that simple? Sometimes...

Week – I need a Holiday…. Take Me Over, Some People Say, We Run, Need A Vacation, All Is Well, Take A Break, Pen And Paper, Our Life, Where To Go

Week #22 – I need a Holiday…..or do I?

“I am building a life that I don’t need a vacation from” a quote read on Instagram last week. This really resonated with me as I thought about all the times I looked forward to my holidays and couldn’t wait to get on that plane and get away from it all. It’s good to get away. A change of...

Inner Beauty - The outer petals of this flower hid an internal beauty which was not visible until the layers were peeled away to reveal its inner sanctum. This image will remind you to become more aware of your own inner beauty. Beautiful Person, Life Is Beautiful, Beautiful Outfits, Perfect Model, Perfect Woman, Take Me Over, Lucky To Have You, Authentic Self, Feeling Insecure

Week #23 Beauty…..how do we define it?

When we talk about beauty we tend to use words like beautiful woman, beautiful child, beautiful home and he/she wears beautiful clothes, etc. We seldom say he/she is a beautiful person, that child has a beautiful nature. We tend to focus on beauty being all about beautiful objects or beautiful...

Week – How can I take my Life back? Take Me Over, Take My, Authentic Self, I Can, City Photo, Nature Photography, My Life, About Me Blog, Outdoor Structures

Week #24 – How can I take my Life back?

Who is really pulling our strings? Who is the person or situation that can change how we feel in an instant and sometimes not always for the better. The author and artist Zero Dean is quoted as saying “One of the biggest steps towards gaining control over one’s life is gaining control over...

Week – Optimism is a Happiness Magnet Take Me Over, Authentic Self, A Day In Life, Optimism, Nature Photography, About Me Blog, Happiness, Shit Happens, Happy

Week #20 – Optimism is a Happiness Magnet

A lovely quote came up on Facebook which read “Take life day by day and be grateful for the little things”. It got me thinking about the recent blog I wrote in Week #17 about starting your day on a positive note by saying the minute you wake up ‘something great is going to happen to me today’. I...

Week – While Change is good it is not always that easy Time For Change, Change Is Good, Take Me Over, Nature Photography, About Me Blog, Easy, Nature Pictures, Wildlife Photography

Week #19 – While Change is good it is not always that easy

An interesting quote caught my eye on Twitter this week, which read, “You need to look yourself in the mirror and ask yourself if you’re truly happy. If you can’t say yes right away, then it’s time for change”. I am not trying to wave a magic wand here and say we can change overnight but what...

Week – We can sometimes miss the Message Buddhist Nun, Take Me Over, Pema Chodron, Authentic Self, Nature Photography, 18th, About Me Blog, Messages, Canning

Week #18 – We can sometimes miss the Message

Pema Chodron, an American Buddhist nun said “nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know”. This can be quite difficult to accept because when we experience the same challenges in life our response is often ‘why does this keep happening to me’. Did you ever have a time in your...

Week – Something great is going to happen to me today! Take Me Over, Morning People, Nature Photography, About Me Blog, Shit Happens, Nature Pictures, Wildlife Photography

Week #17 – Something great is going to happen to me today!

Very few of us are morning people. When that alarm goes off, particularly if it is earlier than we normally get up, we groan. Depending on what lies ahead of us in our day, we will either jump up with delight or ease ourselves out of bed. I think jumping up with delight is more likely to happen...

Week – Is happiness an elusive concept? Take Me Over, Authentic Self, Our Life, Serenity, Nature Photography, About Me Blog, Happiness, Concept, Happy

Week #16 – Is happiness an elusive concept?

The Buddha talked a lot about desire and how it impacts on our life in a negative way. He once said “When we free our self from desire, we will know serenity and freedom”. I came across this quote this week and it brought me around to thinking about the whole concept of ‘happiness’ and whether...

Week – Take one small step in the right direction Christopher Morley, Take Me Over, One Small Step, Authentic Self, Sounds Like, Nature Photography, About Me Blog, Travel, Life

Week #15 – Take one small step in the right direction

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way” so said Christopher Morley, an American journalist and poet. It sounds like a bit of a utopia to have such freedom unless we are financially secure. When we read something like this, we often disregard it as fantasy...

Week – Nourish your Relationships Take Me Over, Authentic Self, Kind Words, Nature Photography, Relationships, About Me Blog, Cute Words, Nature Pictures, Relationship

Week #14 – Nourish your Relationships

Blaise Pascal, the 17th century French philosopher wrote “kind words do not cost much yet they accomplish much”. It is a beautiful quote as we all have a basic need to be recognised and valued. We all like to be acknowledged for our successes and accomplishments. There is nothing wrong with this...