WIN Inspirational Wall Art From Kelly’s Playground Art

A little over a month ago I opened my first Etsy shop selling inspirational, funny and weird wall art. I’ve been creating graphic art in this way for years but recently realised it would be good to make it available for people who were looking for home décor ideas and at the same time want to be inspired. Wall art can uplift us and help us when life is tough.…

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How to Change a Suicidal Mind During the Pandemic Crisis

Listen above or tune in on Apple Podcasts or Podbean EPISODE 105 – PODCAST TRANSCRIPT Hi there, welcome back to Kelly Martin Speaks. I’m your host Kelly Martin and this is episode 105.  Today I am answering a request from a follower of my Facebook page on a topic they are struggling with. So I am going to talk about suicidal thoughts and how this pandemic, lockdown measures, social distancing…

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Why You Don’t Need to Be Special to Be of Value

In existence, there is nobody who is superior and nobody who is inferior. The blade of grass and the great star are absolutely equal…. But man wants to be higher than others, he wants to conquer nature, hence he has to fight continuously. All complexity arises out of this fight. The innocent person is one who has renounced fighting; who is no longer interested in being higher, who is no…

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Is Your Life Anxiety Inducing Instead of Beautiful?

“If the story of my life is about the storms that I have weathered, I will tell you that it is not the force of the storm that matters. What matters is that I had the privilege of the storm so that I might understand the power of the calm.”― Craig D. Lounsbrough Life at this time for many may not be an experience of beauty. You may be really struggling…

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Why Positive Thinking Can Make You Depressed

From my book ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ There is a train of thought that positive thinking is of prime importance if you want to be a better person, have your life change, and be a valuable member of society. Some feel that positive thinking creates your reality; some believe that positive thinking is the only way to success. Many of those following this route view negative thinking as bad,…

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Why Am I Not Good Enough?

From When Everyone Shines But You There are many fears in the world. Fear of spiders, enclosed spaces, heights etc., but a major fear I see on planet Earth is the fear of ‘not enough’. Feeling that as you are is not good enough, so you strive to be better, to be more, to be better than your fellow man, when in fact you are vast and far more expansive…

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Why Feeling Safe Is the Beginning of Change

It may seem counterintuitive to talk about safety at this time, especially when so many are scared during this pandemic, but I wanted to come at the subject of safety from a different direction. In a previous podcast episode and blog post I talked about Why Risks Are an Important Part of Life and how uncertainty is a big part of life and the unknown. However it has recently come…

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It’s Not All Bad in The World

Today, looking around at news media, it would be easy to think the world is doomed. If I were an alien coming in from another planet, I certainly would think this was a planet to be avoided, but it is so not the case really. Mainstream media has a job to present facts, but more often than not they are presenting opinions, bias and fear, so while we need to…

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How to Appreciate What You Have When Feeling Limited

We are living in unprecedented times, unprecedented being the keyword right now. This morning, Mothering Sunday in the UK when I write this post, I woke up with this unbelievable feeling of needing to ration what food I have, and it really made me consider and honour how much I do have. Like many I have probably been living a ‘poorer’ way of life in the sense of not having…

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