The need for patience

We live in a world where some of us expect instant gratification. In a blink of an eyelid we have the information we need at our fingertips, through the internet. We work things out.

We don’t have to write drawn-out letters to communicate anymore with family or friends. If we have access to a computer we can e-mail, quickly and efficiently. We’ve moved on as far as technology …

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29 Jun, 2011

Recent thoughts on my CP

I had a little bit of an up and down day yesterday and it seems to have marred my mood this morning. Having watched my daughter take part in her first Race for Life UK, Cancer Research event; brought back bittersweet thoughts about my own struggles with Cerebral Palsy. It’s become more spastic today and I just hate that.

It was a long way back to the car and as I struggled to walk in the 26c heat, I started to feel sorry for myself and began to ask the same questions. Why did I have to deal with Cerebral Palsy and …

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28 Jun, 2011

Our inner child

I was thinking about my inner child the other day and wondered whether our inner child affected by our past? I believe the answer is Yes. I believe that whatever we see or get to experience in our formative years, we begin to store those inwardly.

If we’re told we’re useless, we begin to believe we’re useless, if we’re not told we’re loved, we begin to question our ability to love and be loved. Our inner child begins to believe everything it’s told …

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27 Jun, 2011

Chocolate facial

Something sweet:

To add a little bit of fun to your beauty regime, why not try this edible chocolate facial? It is well known that cocoa powder is a useful stress buster due to its high level of magnesium; so this chocolate facial is good for both you and your tummy.

Mix together 3 tablespoons of honey, put 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder with 2 -4 tablespoons of creme fraiche or yoghurt and add a little oatmeal to create a thick paste. Apply to the face, eat a …

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26 Jun, 2011

My feelings on Keratosis

I’m not happy about my Keratosis. Seeing my reflection yesterday made me realise how much of the problem I still have, because I look as if I have aged with the condition.

My mum always tried to instil in me from an early that it was important for me to look after myself and although I still make every effort, there are days where I simply struggle because of facial …

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25 Jun, 2011

Climbing stairs for exercise

Over the years I have been lucky enough to join a gym, but having Cerebral Palsy made it difficult for me to work out on some of their equipment.

It also never made any difference to the little muscle tone I have on my left side or my aerobic fitness because I am dealing with a brain injury and cannot exercise for long. I have recently …

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24 Jun, 2011

Quit talking

Isn’t it amazing that when we’re children, we’re curious about the world and the environment? Through our curiosity we want to explore more. As the adult, we need to make things happen. We need to quit talking about the things we want to happen and instead start doing what we’ve talked about for so long.

Unfortunately, when we get to be an adult, bad lifestyles choices set in; we’re not as enthusiastic as we were when we were little and complacency sets in. Use your confidence to know that you can set …

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23 Jun, 2011

Why we shouldn’t tease

Growing up with brothers or sisters leaves us open to being teased. Big brothers tend to tease their sisters. I was always being teased. Always had to endure it. You can normally tell when someone is teasing, but how must a tease go, before it begins to materialise into something more than just a tease?

Why do we tease?

  • To be noticed;
  • To show others that we can be the centre of attention;
  • To get satisfaction from the tease;
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21 Jun, 2011