Archive | January, 2013

An open mind

31 Jan

We’re simply not interested. We know what we know, so why would we have an open mind?

As the child of course I paid little attention to it, but as the adult I have learned how important it is. Having an open mind not only allows us to understand what goes on in our reality so that we give ourselves the opportunity to make sense of the world around us, but it also …

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Springtime Sandwich

30 Jan




200g white cabbage, finely shredded

1 large carrot, grated …

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Uncertain times

29 Jan

I should have felt elated having completed 1,000 blogs. Yesterday was a milestone for me, but it didn’t really feel like one. There seems to be an undercurrent pulling me in a different direction to where I want to go, with lots of uncertainty still around me. More now than ever as the situation with my father is very uncertain. I am tired of …

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1,000 blogs

28 Jan

As a child concentrating on anything was particularly difficult for me, given what I was dealing with emotionally and physically, so having just completed 1000 blogs on The CP Diary has become a very significant milestone for me. Writing has finally enabled me to turn my life …

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Life’s events

27 Jan

Something inspirational:

“On some dimension or other, every event in life can be causing only one of two things: either it is good for you, or it is bringing up what you need to look at in order to create good for you.

Evolution is win-win… life is self-correcting.”


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Inevitability of change

26 Jan

We initiate certain changes for ourselves which we’re okay with; but isn’t it funny that when change is imposed on us through circumstance, we we’re not so okay.

Certain changes like moving house, going back to school or moving jobs are exciting changes, but whilst we’re initiating those changes, we may still feel apprehension and concern over …

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Something beautiful

25 Jan

Something inspirational:

“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”


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What could have been

24 Jan

When I look at my father I see my life and am saddened that he never gave me the opportunities to aspire to be anything. What makes this serve as a gentle reminder is that in 9 months time Claudia starts her new life at university.

As I continue to watch my father’s health deteriorate, I know that I could never have changed my life and that makes me very annoyed, particularly as I have chosen to make a difference in my …

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Confidence and ability

23 Jan

As a child always being told what to do, didn’t fill me with confidence or self-esteem, so it’s not surprising that I never really knew whether I was capable of achieving anything, or doing anything for myself.

As the adult, I began to see that I didn’t need my parents’ approval and didn’t need to prove that I was capable of doing things. I believe we spend far too much time trying to show others what …

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Our role

22 Jan

Something inspirational:

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.”


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