My thoughts

I am fortunate that for the last 11 months writing for The CP Diary has been easy. As soon as I sit down, I usually have something of inspiration in my mind to write about before I turn the computer on.

Today it’s not happening sadly, but given the fact that I am still poorly, probably has something to do with it. For the last two weeks, my usual routine has been disturbed. Looking after a sick family has taken its …

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30 Apr, 2011


Something inspirational:

Do you remember a time in your life when you were completely calm? Think about your experiences and how it made you feel. Take a trip down memory lane so that you remember all the details.

What happened to make you feel calm? Who was in your life at that time? Are those people around you today? Try to re-live …

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29 Apr, 2011


Cycling is another form of exercise that is easy and fun to do. Not only is it good for our brain cells, but it also helps with expanding our lung capacity. It’s an exercise all family members can participate in.

Cycling helps us sleep better. Research carried out at Stanford University School of Medicine on insomniacs, concluded that those insomniacs who cycled a minimum of between 20-30 minutes every other day …

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28 Apr, 2011

Cerebral Palsy in the summer

I sometimes feel as though I am controlled by cerebral palsy. How I would choose to live my life isn’t how I get to live my life, particularly when it comes to cerebral palsy and the clothes I like to wear.

Dealing with my disability means I continually have to work around things like my wardrobe, which can make it difficult particularly …

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27 Apr, 2011

Focusing on ourselves

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.” – it seems hard to focus our attentions on others, when we have difficulties focusing our attentions on ourselves.

We cannot reach out to others when we’re not up to it and not being up to it, may lead to burn out us trying to help others. We need to regroup, to refocus on ourselves and slow down the pace at which we …

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26 Apr, 2011

Why I chose Homeopathy

I originally started Homeopathy because I liked the science behind the medicine. It also seemed to fit into my lifestyle, so for many years now I have used homeopathy to treat my family.

I didn’t like the fact that conventionally I was using medication that in the long term may have given me more problems, so I decided to go down the Homeopathy route and haven’t looked back since …

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24 Apr, 2011

Back with the same thoughts

I still have my moments of clarity when I continue to tell myself that it was okay that I didn’t know I had Cerebral Palsy until the age of 46. I am constantly reminded and that’s why I feel I am struggling a little bit.

I am also dealing with flu around me and am struggling to stay well myself. I am fighting a sore throat now and think my feelings of where I’m at with my Cerebral Palsy is compounded by …

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23 Apr, 2011

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Ilana x