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 falls 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 must have given me some form of control over my problems. Maybe the pleasing side of me I have spoken about previously, allowed …

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29 Sep

Yesterday I couldn’t motivate myself at all. 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. It could be a family issue I’m dealing with, something to do with Cerebral Palsy …

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Cold Fighting Foods

28 Sep

It’s not easy to eat when we’re fighting a cold and what do we eat?  Our body tells us to back off, but family and friends are telling us we have to eat, to keep up our strength. I work on the assumption that we’re supposed to “starve a fever, and feed a cold.” As much as it’s a painstaking task, we just have to do it.

The idea is not to force ourselves, if we’re really not feeling up to eating. Drink plenty of fluid. Filtered water is a good choice to help flush out the toxins, but keep sugared drinks to a minimum …

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27 Sep

Enjoy the anticipation of waiting for today’s small pleasures. We take so much for granted; that we have to have whatever we think we should have, as and when we think we should have it. Things shouldn’t be commonplace. They should be treats, a gift, a reward for …

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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 therefore has to be more beneficial.

My ten tips are summarised below:

  • Avoid eating anything refined, processed foods, 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,’
  • Drink between 6-8 glasses a day of either diluted fruit juices, herbal teas or water;
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A parent thing

25 Sep

A minor hiccup in my writing, because this is what I’m feeling. The one when we know as parents, we can do so much for our children and yet in reality we know we can’t.

I’m sure none of us 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’ve had to deal …

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Boosting immunity

24 Sep

In one of my previous journals, I talked before about boosting 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

I have talked previously about being predisposed to certain diseases in one of my journals recently. I believe 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 was normal in the womb before I was born, being the younger twin, weighing more than my twin at birth, being born …

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22 Sep

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

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

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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. I know for some, this is a very awkward subject, private and highly embarrassing. I am talking about ‘urinary issues,’ including urinary tract infections.

Any website you look at for Cerebral Palsy, will always mention something about urinary/bowel issues, because its common for those dealing with the condition. To an extent I control the problems …

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