Archive | October, 2010

Recent challenges

31 Oct

The last two days my thoughts have been on the problems with my hair salon. Sometimes life goes like that.

Today I resolved the problem I had and made the decision that it was time to move on and I’m okay with my decision. Although I normally pride myself on working through problems and …

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How I feel today

30 Oct

I had my journal all planned out, then I woke up and my day started to go pear shaped, so I’ll publish that journal tomorrow. We tend to rely on a network of people who support us through our life and although we don’t equate most of those people or see them as a support, I believe they still are.

Those people are our Doctors, Hairdressers, Dentists, Opticians, anyone who looks after us, any one who allows us to live our life without too many problems, or if we have a problem, for them …

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My childhood struggles

29 Oct

I thought I’d write about my childhood struggles with my emotions, growing up as a child. They seem completely relevant now. When I was a child I found it very difficult to shift things in my mind. I wasn’t capable and as many times as I tried, I failed as many times again.

Of course as children we don’t always have the capabilities to understand how to move things away and living in a family with so much negativity didn’t help. Even if I could, living in that kind …

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All about our subconscious

28 Oct

The subconscious mind is a powerful tool. It’s not something we are consciously aware of, but it’s there and we need to continue to make ourselves aware.

It’s the tool that partly runs our life behind the scenes. Unfortunately it’s not equipped to distinguish between truth and non-truths. It accepts what it’s told and directs those thoughts and …

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Understanding the past

27 Oct

As a follow on from previous journals about our emotions, we know that current behaviour emulates what we have learned from our past; which is why it is even more difficult to make those all-important changes, in our present. Opening our minds to all its possibilities will help us understand and work through our abilities to understand, we will then find it easier to make those changes.

We need to take note of what we really think and feel. How past experiences shape us. Understanding those experiences will help us realise how much clutter we have actually accumulated over …

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Working through the past

26 Oct

In my previous journal I wrote about taking responsibility for our past so that we can move on and look to our future, but like many things in life; in reality it’s never that easy to do.

I start this journal by outlining some of the things that should help us understand a little more about possible explanations and thoughts about the past and how we can change those …

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Seratonin and sleep

25 Oct

Thought for the week:

How many of us have problems maintaining a good quality sleep along with good sleep patterns? That could be a problem relating to stress, but could also be because our serotonin levels are lower than they should be. In times of stress our body needs to produce more of it.

We need to increase foods that contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which boosts serotonin levels, reduce anxiety and bring about calm. Foods include bananas; oats; dried dates; cottage …

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Taking responsibility

24 Oct

When I first started writing for my site I wrote a journal asking myself why we pleased others.

I have come to the conclusion that we have to do what’s right for us. The buck stops with us. No one else in our lives will and can put our lives back on track; we have to do it ourselves. Dig deep …

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The uncertainties of illness

23 Oct

In the last couple of days I have been poorly. I tend to go through phases where I stay well for a few weeks, but then go through illness blindly, because I have no idea what I will have to deal with and how bad it will be.

Usually when I think I’m home and dry, I find I’m back again in the throws of illness again. Where other people recover in two days, it will take me four. I never really know what’s around …

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The ties that bind

22 Oct

I have written a journal here on the site about my journey with Cerebral Palsy and how at the age of 46 I finally found out that is what I had been struggling with for all those years, rather late in the day.

I also talked about the fact that it wasn’t a freak of nature that caused me to have Cerebral Palsy, but a costly mistake by the nursing staff on duty, leaving my mother for too long in the delivery …

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