Why we may fail

Just because we choose to block things out, doesn’t mean those things didn’t happen, in the same way failing to acknowledge another person’s success doesn’t mean that person isn’t successful.

Blocking it out doesn’t make it so. Sadly, as we continue to block things out we will not only fail to recognise other people’s success, but our potential success too. Perhaps society, family and our …

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16 Jan, 2018

The CP Diary Newsletter

I have now added a Newsletter to The CP Diary brand to add to my website. I am sure some of you who visit the Diary will have noticed a pop up for you to subscribe to my Newsletter which is to be a regular feature of the Diary.

I hope many of you as possible will subscribe, so the Newsletter can be a regular feature on the Diary. Those of you who have already subscribed you should have received my first Newsletter of …

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15 Jan, 2018

Learning about me

It’s true that parents don’t always give their children the tools they need to be able to function in their lives, but for me to have to join and cross everything on my own is a different matter altogether. I find it sad that I’m still having to work things out for myself.

I’ve done it to understand what I get to deal with, something that wasn’t afforded to me as a child. As parents, we may not get the parent thing right all the time and that’s accepted …

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13 Jan, 2018

Hidden sugars

As a society we’re consuming more sugar than ever, which sadly is adding to obesity and cancer. Hidden added sugars are present in processed foods. Every time we eat or drink anything containing sugar, the sugar reacts with plaque in the mouth, which in turn produces harmful acids that can damage our teeth and cause dental decay. Sugar occurs naturally in fruits.

As a guide, women are recommended to consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day and men no more than 36 grams. We know that chocolate, fizzy drinks and sweet treats are full …

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12 Jan, 2018

Why we mustn’t question

We will stop questioning ourselves when we start believing in ourselves. We question ourselves because we lack the confidence to believe in ourselves. It’s a vicious circle.

Believing in ourselves is another way of saying we have confidence. When we have the confidence, we’re telling ourselves and the world we can do this. But without self-belief we will fail on confidence …

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11 Jan, 2018

My irrational fears

Anyone who has Sensory Processing Disorder may potentially know they deal with irrational fears through anxiety and stress that can also leave them feeling panicked. I get to deal with all three.

It’s very hard to explain to anyone who doesn’t understand what it is exactly that we deal with. Others will offer their opinions, think they know what we deal with and how we present, because they’re …

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9 Jan, 2018

Saying how things are

Although being open and transparent doesn’t often rewarded us with brownie points, particularly from those who aren’t, it does mean we get to sit comfortably with our conscience.

And although being open and transparent about our lives doesn’t always sit comfortably with others, we shouldn’t have to accept another person’s behaviour, which is even more important …

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8 Jan, 2018