Helping others out

Just a thought:

When was the last time you helped someone out? It’s a good thing to do because when we help others, we’re thinking about and putting others people first and that helps us think about ourselves, living in the moment.

Helping someone else give us a different way to think. It means we’re not so wrapped up in ourselves. The act of being kind is …

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30 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

Our inner child will always be affected by our early experiences. If we’re told we’re useless, we will begin to believe we’re useless, in the same way if we’re not told we’re loved, we will begin to question our ability to love and be loved.

On a subconscious level, our behaviour will affect our relationships. We don’t just wake up one day and tell ourselves we’re going to be angry. Years of seeing other people’s bad behaviour, will get stored in …

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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

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

Order my new book

Ilana x