Working on feeling better

19 Dec

The sad reality is that I’m never far away from illness, even with the provisions I’ve put in place. A bad day and I struggle to function physically. When I look back at the last few weeks, I can see why I’m struggling now. The last few weeks certainly haven’t been a stroll …

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Oil therapy

18 Dec

Oil therapy is a traditional Indian medicine that dates back 3,000 years and involves swishing approximately 1 teaspoon of either coconut, sesame, or sunflower oil, into the mouth and then spitting it out.

Recent studies have shown that oil pulling helps against gingivitis, plaque and microorganisms that can cause bad …

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Parenting differently

17 Dec

Whilst how we deal with issues come first, dealing with issues for an extended period of time may eventually affect our ability to cope. It stands to reason that the less we learn from childhood, the more anxiety and stress we will have. It stems from our parents.

As parents it’s only natural that we would want to mollycoddle and protect our children from the harsh realities of life. That happened to me but it had nothing to do with my CP and whilst I don’t …

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A Kyo Shirodaira quote

16 Dec

Something inspirational:

“Rather than the strength it takes to not lose, it’s the strength to stand back up after a loss that is sometimes more valuable.”


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Being aware of blame

15 Dec

As the child, then the adult the majority of us will spend our lives apportioning blame on to others. I’ve done it myself and although there is often merit to the way we feel, apportioning blame is not always the best way to deal with things. I believe we’re not always aware we’re …

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We see what we want

14 Dec

We see what we want to see either because we’re not in touch with reality, we fail to see a true reality of our circumstances on how to change things, or we have no clear understanding of how to see what we need to see.

Either way, seeing what we want to see means we’ll always fail to see what we need to see. Seeing what we need to see will mostly help us bring about the right outcome to our circumstances …

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A better day

13 Dec

It’s been an odd kind of day, an odd kind of week for that matter. I’ve done lots of things; achieved lots of things but feel I’ve achieved very little. My mind is full of thoughts, but I’m too tired to articulate them so nothing’s making sense. I think today I’ll work on having a better day …

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An S. Kierkeegard quote

12 Dec

Something inspirational:

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”


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Testing times

11 Dec

I’m smiling because although I’ve been put to the test throughout my life, the last few weeks have brought about even more testing. A couple of days ago was the worst day I can remember, which resulted in my getting ill. Yesterday felt better, I was working on resting for the day …

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A model upbringing

10 Dec

With a model upbringing, would we have the confidence we need to deal with today’s challenges? My answer in all honesty would probably have to be ‘no.’

A model upbringing although a wonderful thought if you have or can have it, doesn’t always prepare you for the world with all of its challenges. Looking back on my own childhood, I believe now …

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