The wounded psyche

I wanted to elaborate further on my previous blog where I referred to the psyche, because the psyche is very much the catalyst for our behaviour traits. I shall explain.

The psyche is split in two. The part that we don’t want to see or feel, is called the ‘Shadow’ and the part that we accept is called the ‘Persona.’ The shadow is the bad or dark side of our …

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24 Mar, 2018

Reaching an acceptance

When any parent chooses not to talk about certain things with their child that their child needs to know about, they are actively making a response that will inevitably have negative connotations and a ripple effect throughout that child’s natural life.

Where you’re born with something wrong and you know something’s not right and your emotional needs aren’t met that’s something not easily accepted. I also spent years as a child struggling …

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22 Mar, 2018

Pros & cons of Jogging

Jogging is a very popular form of keep fit. The main advantage of jogging is its intensity. It promotes fitness quickly and efficiently and burns more calories than other activities, making it attractive to people who want to control their weight.

It’s because of its intensity that jogging releases endorphins, creating the jogger’s high that some describe as an ‘energy buzz.’ Like aerobic exercise this can be a good natural antidepressant and …

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21 Mar, 2018

Family feuds & apologies

Family feuds are toxic, usually based on an issue that escalates and gets bigger from very little, or through a history of issues brought about through a parent or sibling. Anything and everything that brings the family to a complete halt.

Sadly, falling out seems to be common within families. But any family feud is complicated to handle and unpleasant and can leave family members feeling sick to the stomach, unless you’re …

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20 Mar, 2018

A question of respect

This was on my mind today. Something I come back to because I was told by someone close to me many years ago that he demanded respect and I told him that respect was supposed to be earned that it wasn’t something we’re entitled to have just because we demand it.

That just because someone is older than we are, doesn’t mean they automatically deserve to have our respect. Doesn’t respect depend on the relationship and what the other person brings to the relationship? Doesn’t it also depend on the circumstances and whether that person deserves …

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18 Mar, 2018

Prejudice about disability

When you have a disability it’s never far away from you emotionally. It’s not something you get to shake off easily either.

But for others living with us, embarrassment would be a good adjective to use and is potentially the reason why there is still a stigma around disability. In the 1960’s when I grew up, disability wasn’t …

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17 Mar, 2018

More layers to the jigsaw

Revealing yet more layers on my Cerebral Palsy diagnosis brings about new and unwanted thoughts. I wake up with thoughts about the process of how I got to this place and know deep down I’m not done yet. Not only was my ‘foot drop’ not referred to in any of my medical notes, but I have now learned that I have it because of a difference in leg length and a paralysis.

I have always known about the leg length difference. The paralysis I didn’t know about, but it does tie in with having no muscle mass or working muscle on my affected side. I have never …

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16 Mar, 2018