Archive | December, 2010

The final chapter

31 Dec

I have had a change of plan for writing my blog today because the letter I had been waiting for from my Neurologist came in the post this morning, so that has taken precedent. I am having to look at the final chapter.

I have written one or two journals about bringing acceptance on what I have come to know over the last two years, but with this letter, it is now time to bring as much acceptance as I can …

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Nutrients in food

30 Dec

Anything to do with diet and nutrition has always been close to my heart and something I will continue to take an interest in.

Not only are fruit and vegetables fundamental, but most importantly they form the basis of Nutrition. Unfortunately, the stark truth is that what we eat on our plates as far as fruit and vegetables are …

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About my education

29 Dec

I’m not sure why I have so many thoughts on my childhood now, but another memory came to mind yesterday on my education growing up and although I had major difficulties in the classroom, my parents ignoring those difficulties played their part too.

Our background has a lot to do with our parents’ education and our subsequent education. Studies have shown that children are more likely to succeed in education, having parents who are …

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Having to prove oneself

28 Dec

How many of us feel the need and will constantly go out of our way to prove to our parents that we can excel?

We spend a life time believing we have to make our parents proud, to have their approval, to prove to them that we’re capable of achieving great things. Maybe it’s based on the things that are never …

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Self-esteem issues cont.d

27 Dec

I’m just looking back at my own childhood and can see that I didn’t fit in.

Although I wasn’t aware consciously I was dealing with self-esteem and confidence issues, that is what they were. There are many reasons as to why we don’t fit in; but for me it’s clear …

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Christmas Day

26 Dec

This is a short journal. Christmas Day came and it’s been the best Christmas.

This is the first year my family have been able to spend time together over the Christmas period. It was just the four of us and it’s been brilliant. We decided to make our day a pyjama day and …

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Merry Christmas

25 Dec

To all my wonderful friends, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I will be back on the site tomorrow.

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The same old story

24 Dec

This was on my mind this morning. I’m wondering what is worse, the fact that I have mild Cerebral Palsy, or the fact that I had no emotional support growing up with it.

Although they both still bother me now, the lack of support saddens me the most, because I find myself going back to that thought and how different things could have been. To me being supportive …

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Try saying ‘could’ not ‘should’

23 Dec

How many of us constantly use the word ‘should’ instead of ‘could’ and put unnecessary pressure on us to perform in one-way or another?

When we tell ourselves we should have done that, it automatically implies that we might have been able to do better, or that we might have done something wrong. May be we ought to try replacing …

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Looking ahead

22 Dec

Today is a brighter day, dull outside but brighter inside. There’s a little bit of everything in today’s blog.

A few journals back I wrote about weight issues and problems relating to that through reflux that I’ve had for many years. I am concerned, but not unduly worried about what long term repercussions …

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