Archive | June, 2016

A Ronald Reagan quote

30 Jun

Something inspirational:

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”


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The EU vote shouldn’t count

29 Jun

I’ve been feeling a little bit sick since the UK referendum voted to leave the EU, because of its impact. Speaking with others today it’s clear I’m not alone.

I’m not here to comment on which way other people decided to vote last week, but in the last few days the public has learned that the referendum campaigns were run on the basis of misleading …

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Expectations & falling short

28 Jun

If we don’t expect, we will never be disappointed when our expectations of other people fail, or fall short.

We all have and deal with expectations, particularly our expectations of others. Expectations are part of life’s rich tapestry of course, but it’s only when others come to let us down and we end up …

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Adversity & resilience

27 Jun

Food for thought: When we come to deal with and overcome adversity, we may start to build resilience and strength of character. All challenges and difficulties we confront and overcome, serve to strengthen our confidence and ability to conquer future difficulties. It is only …

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Inside out

26 Jun

Something inspirational:

“Get the inside right. The outside will fall into place.”


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The modern world

25 Jun

This is a follow on blog from my previous ‘Being insensitive’ blog. The world I grew up in isn’t the world my children are growing up in; when it comes to the modern world and technology.

In a way it’s not altogether bad that we live in a technological world, but it’s not a good thing either because it has changed the way children particularly come to interact with others. Although technology …

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Coffee Panna Cotta

24 Jun

Coffee Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis

‘Recipe supplied by Michelle Smarty’



1 ½ cups heavy cream in divided form

1 envelope unflavored gelatin …

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A late diagnosis

23 Jun

Finding out later in life that you have Cerebral Palsy isn’t the same as finding out at the age of 2 to 3 years old.

When we’re diagnosed with something as a child we have our lives ahead of us to come to understand and adapt to be able to deal with the condition and that helps us find an acceptance, even if we …

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A Shri Radhe Maa quote

22 Jun

Something inspirational:

“The true value of a gift is the sentiment behind the gifting.”


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Being insensitive

21 Jun

No matter what we say, other people’s reactions to us  somehow don’t seem warranted. They either make us feel inferior; belittle us; are overly critical and can seem cold and aloof. They’re insensitive.

How an insensitive person communicates with others, is how they communicate with themselves. When we’re dealing with something, we’re also less likely to be sensitive to other people’s wants …

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