Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

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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28 Feb, 2011

More on being the victim

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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23 Feb, 2011

Being a victim

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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22 Feb, 2011

Old photograph, new memories

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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21 Feb, 2011


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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19 Feb, 2011