Archive | September, 2010

Learning about acceptance

30 Sep

Having little to no motivation left me feeling somewhat out of control. That feeling of bewilderment, where everything you have done should fall into place, but never can and leaves you with no direction at all.

From a very early age I was always accepting of my life and that gave me some form of control over my issues. Maybe …

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Motivation

29 Sep

Yesterday was a non-starter. I’m not sure where it came from, but when I came to exercise in the morning, I managed no more than five minutes and when that became a struggle, I stopped.

Today I feel a little better, slightly more motivated. Usually when I have no motivation I know exactly why. We’re bound to have these kind of days, so that’s okay, but perhaps what we need to do …

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Cold Fighting Foods

28 Sep

It’s not easy to eat when we’re fighting a cold. Our body tells us to back off, but family and friends are telling us we have to eat, to keep our strength up. If you work on the assumption that you “starve a fever and feed a cold,” you won’t go far wrong.

The idea is not to force yourself if you’re really not feeling up to eating, but drink plenty of fluid. Water is a good choice to help flush out the toxins, but keep sugared drinks to a minimum. Increase …

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Anticipation

27 Sep

Enjoy the anticipation of waiting for today’s small pleasures. We take so much for granted that whatever we think we should have, we want it, when we want it and won’t wait for it, but things shouldn’t be commonplace. They should be treats, a gift, a reward for something we’ve worked for. Anticipation adds to the senses and exercises willpower …

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10 tips to boost immunity

26 Sep

With the busy lifestyles we lead, it almost seems a daunting task to keep up on healthy eating, primarily because it’s more time consuming and time isn’t what we have. But it’s more difficult trying to get well again, so taking the time now to work on keeping our immunity at optimum level has to be more beneficial.

My tips for boosting immunity are:

  • Avoid eating anything refined, processed white and sugary foods and any foods containing artificial additives and preservatives;
  • Eat a handful of nuts or seeds – or a tablespoon of a ‘cold-pressed seed oil,’
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A parent thing

25 Sep

I am sure none of us consciously bring up our children to believe that it has to be our way and if it’s not our way, it’s the wrong way.

When we watch our children struggle because of what they have to deal with, it’s hard to see why they just don’t get what we get, even with the explanations that will help them pave their way. It’s so …

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Boosting immunity

24 Sep

We can boost our immunity through supplements, such as Vitamin C, but there’s more to boosting our immunity than that.

In the past, conventional medicine has focused on drugs that destroy the ‘invader’ in one form of another, such as antibiotics, antiviral agents and chemotherapy. Whilst there will always …

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My Pre-disposition

23 Sep

It’s true that we can be predisposed to certain diseases. That we can change our lives so that we don’t inherit something that someone in our family has, but what about something that you have because someone else made an error of judgment, in other words a mistake.

My Cerebral Palsy wasn’t a freak of nature from birth. I know that now. I developed normally in the womb, before I was born the younger twin and weighing more than my twin at birth …

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Water

22 Sep

I try to write about health issues that will make what I deal with easier, as part of my Health and Wellbeing blogs.

As a small child I was encouraged to drink water, but never did, or drank very little. I never understood the reasoning, but as the adult now and having studied everything I write about, I have come …

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Urinary issues & CP

21 Sep

One of the reasons I have decided to journal about this topic, is because it will help others who suffer with the same problems as I do. Urinary issues, including urinary tract infections can be private and highly embarrassing, but since it’s a normal bodily issue, I’m choosing to address it.

Any website you look at for Cerebral Palsy, will always mention something about urinary and bowel issues, because its common for those of us who deal with Cerebral Palsy. To an extent I control the …

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