Archive | February, 2011

Vitamin D – The Sunshine

28 Feb

The lack of sufficient Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ can be a problem for many people, particularly in the winter months.

Research shows that many people are deficient in Vitamin D because the sunlight produced in the winter months is insufficient for the skin to stimulate the production of Vitamin D …

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About breakfast

27 Feb

You will probably be familiar with the phrase “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.”

This means that to promote good health, we should begin our day with a large healthy breakfast, then continue our day consuming smaller amounts of food with each meal. Not only will that help …

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The remedy Ant Tart

26 Feb

Antimonium Tartaricum, also known as “Ant Tart”, is commonly used in homeopathy and and has many uses.

Antimonium Tartaricum uses

Ant Tart is used to treat patients who are suffering with Bronchitis. Symptoms include a rattling and wheezing cough and a build up of mucus in the chest. The patient may have episodes of coughing …

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Read a book

25 Feb

Reading is a great way of taking a break. It takes us away to a different place, where we don’t have to act or think. It gives us a time to gather our thoughts, so that we can work out what we need …

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The resolve

24 Feb

The following may be of help for those of us who struggle with being a victim.

Begin to write a daily list of all the good things you remember about situations or people you have been in contact with, who leave you with the feel-good factor. Keep adding to your list throughout …

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More on being the victim

23 Feb

In order to change the way we behave, we have to be committed to change. Half measures won’t work because it’s easy to go back and fall into line on the same thought patterns we left behind. Not only will that be easy, it will also happen very quickly.

Being part of any victim scenario can be difficult, particularly as they’re already dealing with low self-esteem and confidence issues. They will always see others as the victors, but never themselves …

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Being a victim

22 Feb

How many of us are victims because we don’t know how to change being one? For many years although I didn’t equate being a victim, I believe that is what I was. Hiding behind my Cerebral Palsy made me a victim. ‘The term victim is used to describe someone who suffers from a destructive or injurious action,’ but I believe there are more explanations than the actual meaning.

Being a victim means someone else is calling the shots on what we do, but being a victim may not always equate to injury or abuse. As a victim we may often stagnate, feel sorry for ourselves …

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Old photograph, new memories

21 Feb

I was looking at an old photograph of my sister and me when our facial expressions came to mind. Out of the two of us, my sister was always the serious one, whereas I was more carefree.

Looking at the photograph now, my whole life has been a lie. I don’t say that in a disrespectful or malicious way, because that’s not how I am, but up until the point I found out about Cerebral Palsy …

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The Effect of Smoking

20 Feb

Yesterday I was driving back from the shops when I saw a teenager, probably no more than 19 years of age, light a cigarette.

Seeing him took me back to my own childhood and the candy cigarettes we used to buy as a kid with pocket money. I had no idea back then, what the connotations behind buying candy …

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19 Feb

How many times do words and behaviour hurt? A lack of expression and an inability to clarify what we mean when we don’t express ourselves clearly enough, may inadvertently affect those we care about.

Perhaps if we were to repeat what we think the other person, or for us to repeat what the other person thinks we’ve said, so that there is clarification on both sides, that should help. Irrespective of …

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