Archive | June, 2015

My fair share of struggles

30 Jun

It’s fair to say that I have had and still continue to have my fair share of struggles.

I get to that point where things tick over nicely, but then everything is wrong, nothing is right, my Cerebral Palsy troubles me, how I got to this point bothers me and when I look at snippets of …

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Other people’s ignorance

29 Jun

There are those who genuinely want to help; those who want to help but don’t know how to help and those who don’t want to know what we have to deal with and therefore don’t go out of their way to help.

I’m sure we will know someone who fits into the latter description. I believe it’s the not knowing; living in the dark with little to no understanding of our lives that makes what we feel and what …

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Our lessons

28 Jun

If we’re lucky enough to have supporting parents, we will learn many lessons from them, but if like me you didn’t, sometimes the main lesson we learn, is how not to do things.

My fate was sealed the moment I was born, but it would go on to take me many years to understand why. I was a fairly optimistic child. In my mind I was always optimistic, optimistic but rather naïve …

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A Will Fetters quote

27 Jun

Something inspirational:

“Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we’ve touched.”

WILL FETTERS, Memoirs

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Making a choice

26 Jun

Although I was emotionally stuck as a child, I made a conscious effort to make sure I wasn’t also set in my ways because I was emotionally stuck.

I’ve heard it said that the older we are the more likely we are to be and remain set in our ways, but I believe we get to call the shots. We get to make our choice. I believe that when we see the decisions …

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Looking back at life

25 Jun

It’s only when children become independent and begin to live their own lives, that we look back on our own life and either look back at those memories fondly or come to realise how bad our life has really been, to that point. I have never chosen to live my life through anyone …

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Negative to positive

24 Jun

We can always choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right. – Marianne Williamson

I love the above quote because it points out exactly how we can choose to see and live our lives, instead of living in other people’s reality. Negative to positive, we can change our perceptions …

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About accomplishments

23 Jun

Something inspirational:

“At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It about what you’ve given back.”

DENZEL WASHINGTON

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Keeping A Healthy Digestive System

22 Jun

It’s hard to believe that we’re made of 90% bacteria. For every cell in your body, we have 9 cells of bacteria living in and on our body.

Most of the bacteria is living inside our intestinal tract and the health of this organism is critical to the overall health of our bodies. The health of our gut bacteria and the health of our immune …

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Energy & recovery

21 Jun

It’s a fact that someone with Cerebral Palsy uses 3 to 5 times more energy to do the same things as someone without Cerebral Palsy, so it stands to reason that because I have Cerebral Palsy, I will tire more quickly when I exert myself too much.

It also stands to reason that the older we get the more tired we will become, so living with Cerebral Palsy, means I will tire 3 to 5 times more as I age than someone ageing without the condition …

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