Learning lessons; my first year

A year ago I took my first steps into a new world that I hadn’t got a clue about. Blogging. Since then I have spent a lot of time learning about and absorbed in writing and posting, interacting and commenting. The Filling Glass is not successful in traditional blogging terms (page views, income, indexes, awards or…

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What’s the worst that could happen?

When I was growing up my mum used to play what she called the ‘what if…’ game with me (what would you do if … happens?). It was her version of trying to teach me how to react to potential dangers in a multitude of situations. She wanted to keep me safe. The trouble with…

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Making a difference

After I recently published my post introducing my concept of empowered parenting and what it meant to me, I had a conversation with one of my friends. She asked me what I wanted to achieve by my cause, and I realised that whilst I wrote about the what, and some of the why, I thought…

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The gift of writing

Exactly 6 months ago today I published my first ever blog post on The Filling Glass. Considering it is the time of year when we all get very reflective about what has passed, I thought I would review a little of what has happened in my life via my blogging experience. When I first started…

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Gratitude Journal #7

This week has been a bit hectic to say the least, with lots going on. I have found it harder to stop and be grateful for moments as they appear, and particularly take the photos. However the week hasn’t felt completely awful, which previously it might have done, which has to be a benefit of…

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Success and failure in creativity

When I started writing this blog, I wasn’t sure what path it would take. It was a way for me to explore my emotions and work out ways of dealing with things, to discover more about myself, to become a better person and help me find direction going forward and as a tool for motivation….

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Gratitude Journal #1

Recently I watched a TED talk about happiness and gratitude by the monk David Steindl-Rast. Over the years I have picked up from numerous places about the benefits of having gratitude, but the talk brought it home to me. I am terrible at being grateful, and that can’t be helpful in my quest to fill…

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The world is my oyster

I do rather find clichés…, well, clichéd, but I have to admit the world is my oyster. This week is proving a little tough, for various reasons. Interestingly when this little saying popped up in my head, I wondered if I fully understood the idiom, and if it could really be applied to me. But…

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Why routines are important to me and my one thing for helping to establish them

So this week is ‘Back to School’ *huge sigh – part relief and part sadness*. To me this is really the New Year, time for a fresh start, the time to re-evaluate and adjust our lives, make new things happen. I still have some energy from the summer and I am not exhausted by Christmas….

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Releasing the pressure

I am rather desperate to write this, as I have had thoughts going round in my head for a couple of days, although I don’t really want to be writing this at all. That all sounds rather euphemistic and roundabout so I will try to be more specific. I am finding these holidays really hard….

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