A Warm Welcome To The 'Balance in Life' Electronic Newsletter

Hi, I'm Martin, and I'm very happy to be sharing a little more about life in this free monthly newsletter.

Life is very precious as we all know. And it is a noble aim to get the most out of it. Each month you will find new content here - not seen elsewhere first. Read and think and enjoy!

There will be a mixture of material to get our teeth into. To help move our lives along if we so wish. To think about life if that is what we want to do. Or to just ponder and wonder about life's rich tapestry, and what it has to offer us.


July 2009 Contents

So what do we have in store this month in this edition of 'Balance in Life'?

So let us get started on this months edition . . .


On a Lighter Note

Following on from the Lighter Note page on the website I thought I would provide just a few more quotes here each month.

Another chance to smile, to ponder, to think, to . . .

Nothing is work unless you would rather be doing something else JM Barrie

Ingratitude is often disproportionate to the benefaction received. Kark Kraus

It doesn't matter whether you win or lose. What matters is whether I win or lose. Darrin Weinburg

Marriage is not all bed and breakfast. R Coulson

I am a Marxist - of the Groucho tendency. Anon

Truth provokes those whom it does not convert. Bishop Thomas Wilson

Admiration is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. Ambrose Bierce

Terrible is the temptation to be good. Bertolt Brecht

Progress would be wonderful - if only it would stop. Robert Musil

A quiet conscience causes a quiet sleep. Fuller

Knowledge is no burden. Herbert

The people never give up their liberties except under some delusion. Edmund Burke


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    Prose Corner

    Each month I will look through my notebooks and find a little bit of prose 'n poetry. Often written in a few minutes, so please don't expect Wordsworth, but hopefully these entries will provide a little interlude in your day. A chance to think and ponder, to daydream or to visualize, to perhaps see things in a different light.

    Please see what you think and let me know if it is useful or not - highlights some valuable points but in a lighter vein . . .

    Happy reading.

    The warm summer sun shines in the sky
    we sit and relax and let time pass us by
    it's good to be at peace and feeling at one
    with nature, ourselves - it's good to enjoy it alone


    We stride forward knowing where to go
    no need to look just go to and fro
    we know where we are at it is that simple
    we are happy with life - that's not a trifle


    The grass is greener on the ground
    it comes up forth but makes no sound
    yet is alive in its own way
    alive, vibrant, no thought of eventual decay


    All relaxed on a summer day
    shone upon by the sun's warm ray
    re-energized, refreshed, all tensions gone
    troubles, pressures, all away have flown


    What is our true nature
    shown by action, deed, our stature
    important to remain loyal and true
    be honest, reliable, maintain our integrity

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    New Developments and Sister Websites


    You may have noticed some new red links appearing on some of the web pages.Clicking through these links will offer you opportunities to have a say (AND a page on the website). These subjects will be expanding in the coming months.

    This is your chance to have a real say and contribute your thoughts, your feelings for the benefit of all visitors. Get your thinking caps on and help another visitor along the way.

    The following gives the first of the 'red links' I have created for you. Enjoy playing YOUR part in assisting others in this way

    comfort zone story

    YOUR favorite self development book

    YOUR critical thinking quotes

    over2you

    Feel free to offer your own thoughts and ideas - please just keep them focused on the subject of the page (there will be several more on different areas of topical interest in due course). Or see what others have shared and add comments to their input.

    I will keep you up to date with this exciting initiative as the months go by.

    Have your say and your presence on the Internet - YOUR very own web page. This is your chance.


    Sister websites

    I will continue to add focused content and expand the www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com website but I will also be building my other websites, too.

    My second website is www.successful-decision-making.com This is all about making decisions and to help you in making the right decisions for you.

    There has been a number of developments - please see the following example webpages:

    self development pages
    in the flow**** listening**** individuality
    indecision pages
    adversity**** blame**** envy
    understanding pages
    attachments**** attention**** discover


    My third website is www.guide-to-managing-change.com which helps us all to handle change better and look at the consequences of change and the challenges involved.

    There has been a number of developments - please see the following example webpages:

    change pages
    capable**** effort**** flexible**** transition
    challenges pages
    idleness**** obstacles**** perseverance**** persistence
    enthusiasm pages
    appreciation**** encouragement**** fulfill**** futility


    My aim with these three websites is provide a one-stop information and inspiration center to help support and assist us all through life. And help us all get the most out of our lives.

    Be a part of this exciting adventure - here and now!


    What do you think? Let me know by sending me your feedback using this link.

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    What's been happening on the website

    Recent developments on www.self-esteem-enhances-life.com

    If you look on the SiteMap page you will see a number of recent page additions.

    It has been another productive month.

    So now there are further pages in the different sections of the website. If I may just point out the following examples:

    Prose has been a big thing this month in my writing. Have a taster by looking in on any of the following pages:

    Emotions pages
    affection**** anger**** fear**** passion

    They have kept my creative juices flowing in a number of different directions. These are a LITTLE DIFFERENT being in verse form.

    Please have a look and let me know if this is the sort of material you find interesting and useful.

    My next pages will be providing further content for various other sections of the website.

    If you'd like to provide any feedback or comments please use my Contact Me page.

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    on my Home Page please click on the RSS button, top left of the page, and follow the instructions.

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    Main Article

    Each month there will be an article, with fresh content, that goes into a subject in a little more detail. Perhaps give a different stance. Perhaps provide food for thought. Perhaps . . .

    This month more of a thought provoking theme.

    Get your emotions right get your life right

    Emotions have power and we know it. Oh boy do we know that. The hold they seem to hold over us. And is it in our favor or not?

    And how do we know that, just from our everyday experience of life, that's how.

    And how do they impact on our lives, if only we knew the full story we would give them more credence, wouldn't we? We would be more protective of ourselves while keeping our eyes more open to the effects of the different aspects of life . . .

    But we live in our own little world and find out things the hard way most of the time. And the hard way includes lots of little knocks and cuts and bruises. And that is just getting started.

    But that is all part of life. It helps us grow, helps us develop, helps us to find more in ourselves. We are challenged and then in meeting those challenges we give more of ourselves. We ask more of ourselves and we won't find ourselves wanting, will we?

    When we are really in there what then happens? We start to gain a bit of experience and then we become, over time, a bit street wise and can handle ourselves that little bit better.

    And is that effort and experience worth its weight in gold. You have to believe it.

    How we respond can make us and make our day. How we deal with them is oh so important. Understanding of the effects of emotions can help us and give us insights into how to live our life, both with and sometimes inspite of the way we might be feeling.

    Are they beneficial or a curse? At different times we see things differently. At times we are prey to the winds of change and what is happening in our life.

    At other times we are able to accept the emotion for what it is. Often they occur in response to movement and advancement in our lives. Giving us a bit of a roller coaster ride before the flat and less choppy plains give rise to a period of peace and harmony and reflection in our lives.

    But this is often how life can develop for us. A little storm before a breakthrough and progress.

    That is encouraging, but one thing that has give me much comfort over the years. This is the firm belief that life does NOT challenge us beyond our capabilities. Though at times it seems to know us better than we know ourselves.

    Believe in yourself, go with your emotions and feelings. They are there for a reason.

    Learn from them, accept yourself and move on in your life. And you will do well - good fortune is on your side.

    Is their a conclusion? I'll leave you with a few quotes that will help to put aspects of life into perspective . . .

    Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies Elizabeth Bowen

    Oh, how I am tired of the struggle!
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    We had the experience but missed the meaning.
    T.S. Eliot

    When prejudice commands, reason is silent.
    Helvetius

    Our goodness derives not from the capacity to think but to love.
    St Teresa of Avila

    Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
    Marcus Aurelius

    Hope you enjoyed it and found it beneficial. Martin

    What do you think? Let me know by sending me your feedback using this link.

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    Until the next edition of 'Balance in Life'

    So, that is all for this month - doesn't time fly! Again it has been a pleasure spending time with you. I look forward to meeting up with you next month, at the beginning of the August 2009.

    In the meantime make the most of your life. Enjoy your days. And if you want to contact me about anything pertaining to self esteem and life then you know where to contact me.

    May I just wish you all every success and hope that you find enjoyment, satisfaction and fulfillment in your life in the coming years.

    All best from England, Martin

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