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About Sharon Halliday Hattingh

NOTE: THIS BLOG IS A HODGE-PODGE OF STUFF. I STARTED IT AS A DIARY, BUT IT INCLUDES MY READING LISTS, THOUGHTS WHILE DOING BIBLE STUDY, THINGS THAT I FANCY AND NOTES TO MYSELF...LEST I FORGET SOMETHING. THE IDEAS AND THOUGHTS EXPRESSED IS NOT MEANT TO OFFEND ANYONE, BUT A GIRL HAS TO HAVE A PLACE TO HAVE HER SAY, DON'T YOU AGREE! HERE'S A BRIEF 'HISTORY' - married since 1988, stay-at-home mom of 3, graduated cum laude from Calvary University, degree in Counselling, registered Ethnohealth Practitioner Interested in psychology, parapsychology, psychic phenomena, religion, sociology, pathology Read novels by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Joe Hill, Jonathan Kellerman, Nelson De Mille, Robin Cooke, Henry Denker, Peter James, Isaac Asimov, Barbara Erskine, Robert Heinlein, Clive Barker, Tolkien, Shakespeare etc., etc. Love horror movies (NOT slasher flicks, unless its Halloween!) Fav actor is Harrison Ford Fav movie is Amadeus (with the Lord of the Rings Trilogy at its heels) Loves all music, especially classics by Wagner, Mozart, Verdi, Orff and Tschaikovsky (music is the rhythm of life) Basically I'm just someone, living my life to the best of my abilities, enjoying each moment that God presents to me with passion and gratitude. Life is such a blessing, but we often forget that the hardships and challenges are the stepping stones we have to climb, bump against or fall over before we can truly find peace within our own souls. And no, I am NOT a philosopher OR a psycho, it took me 40 years to understand that happiness comes from inside ourselves and it is our responsibility to seek it.

Defining #Depression @beyondblue #MentalHealth

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“While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason. Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health.” [Beyond Blue]

I’m sure that many depression sufferers will agree with  me that, when you are on your lowest, when you are down in the dark, you feel like no-one on earth can understand what you are going through.

You think that feeling bad is your fault, like you had a choice. You feel so alone. The thing is that many thousands of people are suffering just like you. Websites like Beyond Blue brings hope to depressives. It creates a safe environment where people can discover the truth about their disease and find a way out of their own, personal darkness.

Why don’t you pay them a visit today? Click here.

If you wish to discuss your depression with  me, please complete the contact form below and I’ll be in touch.

SOURCE:

BEYOND BLUEWhat is Depression?  [Web:] sta.cr/2Ozux  [Date of Access:] June 21, 2017.

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These green vegetables are SO good for you!

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I confess: I love vegetables. My kids and husband, not so much. They prefer NOT to eat their greens, despite all my efforts to ‘disguise’ it in clever ways.

How about you? Do you like eating your vegetables? I seriously hope so.

Have a look at what healthsomeness.com has to say about your green veggies: “Green vegetables are nature’s multivitamin and are packed with antioxidants and nutrients such as vitamins A, C & K, calcium, potassium and iron, to name a few……Additionally, they are an excellent source of fiber and water, which keep your digestive system in check.”

I know that, despite the obvious benefits of green vegetables, many of us are stuck in a rut when it comes to preparing it for our families. I know I am. The only greens my family may consider eating are spinach and green beans (just hubby) and green peas (just daughter). Hence, these are the ones I use in meals.  I have to admit that it is becoming quite boring to have no selection to pick from.

I was thrilled when I discovered healthsomeness’s article.  They discuss 28 different green vegetables and definitely inspired me to try something new. I am convinced that one of these 28 veggies will prove to be a family favorite. At last I’ll get them all to eat their greens!

Why not have a look yourself? Click here to read the full article.

SOURCE:

HEALTSOMENESS. 2017.  28 green vegetables that are great for your health.  [Web:] sta.cr/2Ozkx  [Date of Access:] June 21, 2017.

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