Archive | May, 2013

Moral codes

31 May

Unfortunately there are no guarantees that the moral codes we teach our children will be used by them as adults as they journey through life.

I would think the hard part for any parent is standing back while they watch their children change things in their lives, which they don’t necessarily agree with. Morality is usually passed through the generations, but it’s not something the newer generation seems to …

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Boosting our metabolism

30 May

Following on from my last post on our metabolism, I thought it would be helpful to provide some more information on how we can boost our metabolism. Some are more obvious than others.

Drink water: We all know that drinking lots of water throughout the day is important but did you know that this also has the effect of increasing your metabolism, as the metabolic process …

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Today’s decisions

29 May

Something inspirational:

“Don’t use yesterday’s state of mind, to make today’s decision.”

C Nzingha Smith

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How things were

28 May

This is merely another observation on another experience of mine, but I believe everyone should know what it is they have to deal with as a small child. I’m not sure what I was more annoyed with, not knowing I had CP for all of these years or asking me to do things that I clearly couldn’t do. The signs were obvious even to me. I couldn’t walk properly let alone wear shoes that didn’t support my walking. I was given flip-flops to wear on beach holidays, only to walk out of them because I constantly struggled to pick up my foot …

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Feeling on my own

27 May

I get to this point where I emotionally feel I’m on my own. I know it comes from having no support in my formative years. When I look back at my life and the trauma I’ve had to deal with, it almost seems inevitable. I come so far then it hits me that this is where I am and although I know I couldn’t do anything to change my life, I sometimes get angry at the injustice. When that happens, I tend to take consolation in how far I’ve come. I know The CP Diary wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the life I’ve had. It has given me a focus and …

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Metabolism & losing weight

26 May

People often blame their weight on a slow metabolism, but how many of us really know what it means?

Metabolism is the process by which our body converts what we eat and drink into energy. The number of calories that our body uses to carry out its basic functions such as breathing, growing …

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Living with integrity

25 May

Something inspirational:

“Living with integrity means: Not settling for less than what you know you deserve in your relationships. Asking for what you want and need from others. Speaking your truth, even though it might create conflict or tension. Behaving in ways that are in harmony with your personal values. Making choices based on what you believe, and not what others believe.”

BARBARA DE ANGELIS

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More health concerns

24 May

Over the last few months I’ve been working on my health issues; taking various tests and working on diets that fit in with what I’m dealing with. I have now found out that I have Dysbiosis, fungus/yeast and pathogenic bacteria in my gut, known as Candida. The tests have also confirmed I am low on a particular B vitamin and Serotonin. Dealing with IBS, reflux, digestion problems and now Candida, means I have to condense three diets to fit one …

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Memories left

23 May

We don’t have to be famous to be remembered for something we’ve done, or something we’ve said that goes down in history that we’re not proud of that we don’t think about. Unfortunately when we emulate bad behaviour, we define ourselves in ways that usually come back to haunt others when we’re no longer around. Choose to define your behaviour so that history is kind to you, so that the memories you leave behind are etched …

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Oklahoma tornado

22 May

My thoughts go out to all the victims and their families who have been affected by the Oklahoma tornado disaster. I hope you find strength and courage in these difficult days ahead and know that the world is thinking about you.

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