We don’t listen

20 Aug

It sounds obvious but listening skills always start with listening. We know we should, but do we listen, I mean really listen?

I personally don’t think we do, primarily because we’re often pre-occupied with our own thoughts and that stops us from listening to what other people have to say. Perhaps in a way it’s easier …

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The worst bullies

19 Aug

Something inspirational:

“The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.”


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Our perceptions & realities

18 Aug

Our perceptions are our reality, which then become our stories. That I believe is true.

As we go about our lives we all get caught up in our own stories. Most of us will come to believe over time that we are our stories, that we created those stories, but when we stop convincing ourselves …

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Creamy salmon pasta

17 Aug

Creamy salmon pasta

Smoked salmon penne pasta


150g smoked salmon

2 egg yolks …

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Feelings of intimidation

16 Aug

It’s usually not what people say, it’s how they say it and it’s that which can make us feel intimidated.

Some circumstances can make us feel vulnerable. It can happen at many levels, ranging from individuals, parents, families, the school playground, even work; anywhere where we come into contact …

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A Gertrude Stein quote

15 Aug

Something inspirational:

“Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.”


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It’s easy to judge

14 Aug

It doesn’t matter whether we’re ordinary folk, or we’re in the public domain, it still becomes the easiest thing in the world for us to comment or pass judgment on another person’s life and circumstances, but unless our life is perfect, I’m not sure any of us are really in a position …

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Finding a niche

13 Aug

Every now and again what we have to deal with acts as a gentle reminder of our life and that will often get in the way.

For me a life without Cerebral Palsy would have meant I wouldn’t be writing for The CP Diary now. I was meant to have and deal with CP. I would have wanted to know sooner that this was what …

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Life is short

12 Aug

Something inspirational:

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.”


Robin Williams. Rest in peace.

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11 Aug

My grandparents’ generation had it in abundance. My generation also had its fair share. From a very early age, although I wasn’t consciously aware that I had respect, that is exactly what I had. It was part of me.

Respect is a little word with big implications if used in its rightful context. I don’t know whether it’s just me but the old fashioned values seem to be a thing of the past with new generations who …

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