Reflecting on the last year

Reaching the end of 2015, I cannot believe yet another year has passed so quickly. Apart from the continuation of The CP Diary, which I feel has been enormously successful, my other achievement is my coming to understand part of my Cerebral Palsy symptoms after all these years.

It’s been a pain staking exercise from start to finish, trying to pin point and simultaneously understand what my struggles have been. Working through my MRI scan in detail has allowed me …

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29 Dec, 2015

A different thought process

Understanding and having my Cerebral Palsy symptoms confirmed has now brought me to a different emotional place. In a way, I’m more at peace, because trying to work out what was wrong with me was always my biggest challenge and everything feels less of a challenge now. I feel comforted because I know.

Although I always knew there was no getting away from the fact that I am governed 100% by my neurological difficulties, for which I have no control, going through my MRI scan papers two …

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27 Dec, 2015

Understanding what’s right

As a child, it was always important to me that I did the right thing. It didn’t really matter what the right thing was, it felt wrong doing the wrong thing. What you think is right isn’t the same as inwardly knowing what’s right, but it helps to do what we think is right, because those things will eventually become right.

What is doing the right thing?

It’s living with a conscience and understanding that ‘little voice’ that tells us what’s right. We know we’re doing …

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26 Dec, 2015

Spiritual connections

The spiritual, emotional and mental strength of a relationship are our most intimate and the strongest. The ancient teachings of Buddhism suggest that we can transform our relationships into spiritual partnerships and I believe that needs to happen if we are to get the best out of any relationship.

Soulful connections make people kinder, more compassionate and wiser, help change the way we function individually …

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23 Dec, 2015

My Cerebral Palsy journey

As a follow on from my previous ‘Piecing my history together’ blog and having looked through my medical history again, I now have a fuller picture of my Cerebral Palsy.

My Neurological Consultant confirms that my MRI scan shows:

“An old stroke in the distribution of the right anterior cerebral artery and there is extensive damage to the right frontal …

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22 Dec, 2015