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Melly's Musings | Encouragement

This is the second in my Blog Every Day in May challenge. Today, I'm musing on encouragement. Last week, I felt totally rubbish. Have you ever felt a little bit naff but can't quite put your finger on why? Well, that was me, for about a week or so. It was awful. I think that those moments happen to all of us and no matter how long it lasts, you are allowed to feel your feelings. Try not to wallow for too long. One thing that I try to make a habit of doing is encouraging people. Whether you'll admit it or not, everyone likes to be encouraged. Sometimes it comes in the form of praise for something you've done; "great job." Other times, it will come in the form of a gentle nudge; "you can do it. Keep going." Either way, you can't deny that it feels really good. You know what? Making someone feel good can actually make your day too. Over the past few days, I've gone out of my way to encourage a couple of blogger friends. That's n

Melly's Musings...On Love | Part One - Heartbreak

February is the month that seems to get people talking about love. So...I've decided to write a mini series. Today, we're talking about heartbreak.

What 2015 Taught Me

I wrote a post like this last year, and to be honest, I had put writing this one off.

The Importance of 'Me-Time'

What do you do, when life gets on top of you? Grab some time for yourself, of course. Mastering the art of 'Me-Time'...

What 2014 Has Taught Me

It's the end of the year. I've been reflecting on what 2014 has taught me...

Melly's Musings | Where Did My Confidence Go?

This one's a biggie. Grab a cuppa and settle down...

Melly's Musings | Life Update: New Job

Just when I thought I had received my fair share of exciting life events this year, things changed.... It's been a funny old year. I think the important bits and pieces are pretty much on here but work-wise, it's been especially up and down.

Yes Moments

Yes Moments are those tiny moments when life has complete clarity, meaning or certainty. Yes Moments can be life-changing or life-affirming. Yes Moments are about celebrating the little daily victories. Yes Moments are about recognising just how far you've come. Tell us what Yes Moments mean to you.

Melly's Musings: Criticism

My first post in over a month is an honest, straight-to-the-point one but it's positive. Enjoy...

Melly's Musings: World Suicide Prevention Day

My musings are usually quite light-hearted and although important to me, may go over the heads of other people. After all, the outfit I'm wearing or thoughts on my career may not affect everybody. However, I hope that this post will provoke your thoughts and provoke you into action. September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. As soon as this was brought to my attention (about 2 hours prior to writing this), I realised how profoundly the brief encounters I had had with suicide had affected my thoughts on it. About a year ago, I encouraged a lady that I knew, from church. Truth is, she's a real inspiration. She's a cancer survivor and a mom. All I said to her was that I was inspired by her strength, faith and amazing attitude. No matter what, she held it together and still found ways to encourage and get alongside other people. Following that, she actually came to me and thanked me. Adding that she had been extremely close to the edge and that my comment had helpe