We’re not responsible

“I am not my brother’s keeper.” Whilst it’s true we’re responsible for ourselves, it’s true that we’re not responsible for what someone else does or says and yet the baggage inflicted on us; we carry as our own as if we were somehow responsible.

If as a consequence we go to on blame those closest to us, who by association have a relationship with that person causing the problem, then we are to blame and become very much responsible …

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31 Jan, 2015

Expectations & Milestones

“It’s when ordinary people rise above the expectations and seize the opportunity that milestones truly are reached.” – Mike Huckabee

Milestones are those markers in the road telling us how far we’ve come and how much we’ve managed to achieve; but given my own physical and emotional disabilities, I would always struggle to …

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28 Jan, 2015

Demis Roussos

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Demis Roussos yesterday. I would while away the hours listening to his music when I was a teenager.

For those of us who love his music, here is a gentle reminder: Demis Roussos; Forever and ever Lyrics (YouTube)

You made the world a better place with your music. RIP

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27 Jan, 2015

Our need to prove

We spend a lifetime trying to prove to our parents that we’re worthy. We spend a lifetime trying to live up to our parents’ expectations. We spend a lifetime trying to show them we’re capable, that we’re responsible that we can make something of ourselves.

Sadly, parents will have their own expectations and opinions, which they will pass on to their children, as their parents did with them. My father had only one expectation that I get married. I believe …

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26 Jan, 2015

Tolerance

We all have things that we deal with, but for those who of us who have to deal with a disability, will have those things to deal with and the added complications arising from our disability.

This can often bring about emotional and mental challenges and may invite little understanding and tolerance from other people. Sadly, when we have little tolerance towards other people, it often …

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24 Jan, 2015

My struggles

I am struggling as my sensory problems are beginning to interfere with daily life. If I’d known as a child, what I’d been dealing with for all of those years, I would have at least had a head start in finding a way to deal with these challenges now.

Juggling my emotions around particular sensory issues, such as open spaces and visual distortion are challenges in themselves and can be very scary. I not only feel aggrieved that it has taken me this …

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23 Jan, 2015