The need for patience

We live in a world where many people expect instant gratification. In the blink of an eye we have the information we need at our fingertips, through the internet.

We don’t have to write drawn-out letters to communicate with family or friends any more. If we have access to a computer we can e-mail, quickly and efficiently. Through technology we have moved forward …

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29 Jun, 2011

Recent thoughts on my CP

Up and down days seem to come and go. Something seems to have marred my mood this morning. Watching my daughter take part in her first Race for Life UK cancer research event has brought back bittersweet thoughts about my own struggles with cerebral palsy.

It was a long way back to the car, and as I struggled to walk in the 26-degree heat, I started to feel sorry for myself. I wanted to be back in that familiar place, until such a time I could deal with …

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28 Jun, 2011

Our inner child

I believe that whatever we see or get to experience in our formative years, our inner child will always be affected. That what we see, or experience will always be part of our inner child.

If we’re told we’re useless, we begin to believe we’re useless, if we’re not told we’re loved, we begin to question our ability to be loved and to love. Sadly, our inner child begins to believe everything …

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27 Jun, 2011

Chocolate facial

Something sweet:

To add a little bit of fun to your beauty regime, why not try this edible chocolate facial? It is well known that cocoa powder is a useful stress buster due to its high level of magnesium; so this chocolate facial is good for both you and your tummy.

Mix together 3 tablespoons of honey, put 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder with 2 -4 tablespoons of creme fraiche or yoghurt and add a little oatmeal to create a thick paste. Apply to the face, eat a …

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26 Jun, 2011

My feelings on Keratosis

I’m not happy about my Keratosis. Seeing my reflection yesterday made me realise how much of the problem I still have, because I look as if I have aged with the condition.

My mum always tried to instil in me from an early that it was important for me to look after myself and although I still make every effort, there are days where I simply struggle because of facial …

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25 Jun, 2011

Climbing stairs for exercise

Over the years I have been lucky enough to join a gym, but having Cerebral Palsy made it difficult for me to work out on some of their equipment.

It also never made any difference to the little muscle tone I have on my left side or my aerobic fitness because I am dealing with a brain injury and cannot exercise for long. I have recently …

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24 Jun, 2011

Quit talking

I find it amazing that when we’re children, we’re curious about the world and the environment. Through our curiosity we want to explore more.

But as the adult all that changes, but still we must make it happen. We need to quit talking about the things we want to happen and instead start doing what we’ve been so curious about, for so long …

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23 Jun, 2011

Why we shouldn’t tease

Growing up with brothers or sisters leaves us open to being teased. Big brothers tend to tease their sisters. You can normally tell when someone is teasing, but how far must a tease go, before it begins to materialise into something more than just a tease?

Why do we tease?

  • To be noticed;
  • To show others that we can be the centre of attention;
  • To get satisfaction from the tease;
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21 Jun, 2011