An A W Tozer quote

9 Dec 2016

Something inspirational:

“We cannot pray in love and live in hate and still think we are worshipping God.”

A W TOZER

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Playing favourites

8 Dec 2016

For anyone being born with a disability, it’s easy for us to become the target of our parents affections through misplaced guilt.

Their targeting towards us isn’t because they favour us over our other siblings, it is merely because they have more work to do with us, but unfortunately that’s not always how it will be perceived …

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Managing my emotions

7 Dec 2016

The more I delve into my neurological difficulties the more I could become demoralised. There is no doubt I got a raw deal.

Since all feelings, emotions and dreams stem from the Cerebral Cortex and mine is extensively damaged I can’t feel, or tap into my emotions without having to find another way to do it. I tend to …

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Why we avoid responsibility

6 Dec 2016

Why do some of us go to great lengths to avoid responsibility? We either block the issue out because the issue is too difficult, or when we look back we’re not willing to agree someone else’s version of our story.

We may also choose to ignore the things we’ve done, won’t accept that we are responsible, or will go to great lengths to point the finger at someone else, when we may actually be responsible …

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A quote by Mark Twain

5 Dec 2016

Something inspirational:

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

MARK TWAIN

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Sensible weight loss

4 Dec 2016

It’s not always easy to lose weight, but we can all lose extra calories by adopting a few sensible suggestions. Below are simple and achievable suggestions, ready made, for those New Year resolutions.

07:00  Do a gentle work out. You can lose up to 20 percent more body fat by exercising in the morning on …

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Another piece of the jigsaw

3 Dec 2016

While it’s 7 years since finding out I have Cerebral Palsy, I’ve not stopped looking for answers on all of my neurological issues, in those 7 years.

With a little help from Claudia, who is in her final year studying Psychology at St Andrew’s University, we have now pieced together more of my symptoms, through her understanding of the …

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A Buddha quote

2 Dec 2016

Something inspirational:

“The trouble is, you think you have time.”

BUDDHA

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Spending time on our own

1 Dec 2016

Are you happy spending time in your own company, or does the prospect send shivers down your spine? Perhaps at the heart of this is how we see ourselves and whether we even like ourselves.

I did have someone close to me who not only struggled with being alone, he also didn’t like himself, which didn’t help and that added to how he felt about spending time on his own. Sadly there …

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Be confident, not arrogant

30 Nov 2016

Many of us who are confident turn out to be arrogant. Unfortunately, over-confidence can spill into arrogance and no one likes arrogance, let alone having to deal with someone who is arrogant. Confident people ooze optimism and that makes them emotionally strong, but it’s often seeing themselves as superior that changes the state of play.

People who are outwardly arrogant are single-minded. In their mind, they think they’re already superior to others; but the reality is that inwardly they believe they’re inferior. The arrogance we see …

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