More about our comfort zones

Doing something that you know you struggle with seems a little odd, right? Or perhaps it’s more scary, than odd. I came across this quote, which caught my eye, by Juan Williams who talks about and encourages us to come out of our own space.

“Go beyond what makes you comfortable. Open yourself to ideas, events, relationships that make you uncomfortable. Travel places where you know no one. Learn another language. Create art …

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30 Nov, 2010

Comfort zones

This topic is something I think we can all resonate with in one way or another, but if you’re lucky enough to have worked through your comfort zone and you’re where you want to be, then that’s great.

I was asked to go and pick my son up at the railway station so that he could come home, having made a surprise 6-hour trip to see us for the weekend. It was dark, I would be driving on my own and …

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28 Nov, 2010

How I’m feeling

Although I managed to write another blog yesterday, I was still dealing with emotional stuff this week concerning my Cerebral Palsy. This morning I am feeling a lot better about things.

By telling myself that I need to bring peace back into my thoughts and that carrying negativity will do me more harm, I have managed to see the world differently this morning. My spiritual …

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27 Nov, 2010

All about sleep

Researchers now agree with each other that we need between seven to nine hours of sleep that goes largely uninterrupted. Obviously not sleeping in the longer term may carry health risks.

Research has also shown that without sleeping well, we are four times as likely to feel depressed, twice as likely to become addicted and twice as likely to feel anxious. We may also be at risk of a …

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26 Nov, 2010

How I’m feeling about CP

I’m still blogging on the subject of Cerebral Palsy and seeing my Neurologist went well, but I feel frustrated and let down now by those who were involved in my life as a child and who should have been protecting me.

A diagnosis would have been good, anything that allowed me to know what I was dealing with. A diagnosis would have gone some way to explain some of my difficulties. Having started the ball …

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25 Nov, 2010

Working through things

This is where I’m at today. Having been to see another Neurologist yesterday, I came away feeling slightly negative, although the meeting wasn’t altogether negative. The fact that I am 47 years old and still trying to work things out around my Cerebral Palsy is making what I went through yesterday very negative.

The culmination of having had no emotional support and still having to work through the lack of information that is bringing me back to this place. I don’t intend for it to engulf my life, but I …

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24 Nov, 2010

Why support is important

I have never made my lack of emotional support as a child an issue, because in my mind I was self-sufficient, I got by. But it is because of my lack of support that I know how important it is to have support and be a support to others.

Children will depend on their parents and family to protect them and to provide for their needs. But being a support doesn’t mean we should try and fix other people’s problems. It simply means, we need to be …

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23 Nov, 2010

More thoughts, ageing with CP

Ageing with Cerebral Palsy doesn’t please me. I have a pit in the stomach feeling every time I think about it.

On the whole I feel I do okay, but it’s stumbling across everything for the first time and having to deal with those issues that I find irritating. It’s not just that what I deal with is for life, but as I age I have been told …

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21 Nov, 2010

Pre-order my new book

Many thanks
Ilana x