Using positive thoughts

How many of us do negative self-talk, but don’t know what it is or that we’re doing it? It’s that little voice in our head that sometimes negatively talks back at us.

The less confidence we have the more insecure we feel, or the more nervous we are, the more likely we are to use it. I grew up constantly with it. If you think you negative self-talk, perhaps you can find …

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30 Sep, 2011

Benefits of eating fruit

I am sure even if we consume little amounts of fruit; we’re all probably familiar and know how healthy fruit is. Fruit is packed with antioxidants, nutrients as well as vitamins and minerals.

Health Benefits of Fruit

  • Fruit contains antioxidant properties that helps protect our cells against free radicals that can cause cancer. Fruit can also help alleviate stress and other diseases;
  • Fruit is low in fat and contain next to no calories; is rich in fibre and vitamins and contain the good sugars which contribute to good health;
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29 Sep, 2011

Taking a rest

A passing thought:

How many of us fall asleep when we take ten minutes to relax during the day? Taking a catnap during the day can cut down on the build-up of stress. It also helps with alertness, helps us deal with what we have to deal with. Rest for between 15 and 20 minutes a day gives yourself the …

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27 Sep, 2011

Working at lifestyle choices

I write a lot about things that contribute to my wellbeing, because I need to be ready to cope with my disability and whatever life throws at me. Although our lifestyles contribute to our wellbeing, they can also make us ill.

The following suggestions may help:

  • Objectively identify the areas you’re not happy with and would like to improve on, and understand your reasons for wanting to improve them;
  • When you have identified certain areas for improvement, decide what action you would like to take;
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26 Sep, 2011

My troubled week

I’m annoyed, frustrated and angry at what’s going on in my life. I am annoyed at not being able to work through what I need to work through this week.

I am annoyed at the system not caring enough, when I needed help from the system. I’m annoyed at not having any support growing up. I’m annoyed at feeling annoyed. I’m annoyed at others saying they care …

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25 Sep, 2011

Omega 3 supplements

A passing thought:

Did you know that studies show that if you take regular Omega 3 supplements you will be better able to cope with stressful situations?

In a recent study, after 3 weeks of a diet supplemented with Omega 3, the production of mental stress hormones, were significantly reduced by 22% and production of anti-stress hormones up …

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24 Sep, 2011

Finding closure again

Having already seen one neurologist when I was first diagnosed with cerebral palsy, two years later I opted to see another neurologist, so I could try to find out a little more about my symptoms and although the consultation wasn’t altogether a success, I came away with more positive thoughts.

I went in with no preconceived ideas, hoping that my neurologist could shed some light on more of my symptoms. I wanted to be given another chance to work through my symptoms, so that I could link my experiences …

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23 Sep, 2011

You’re on your own

I remember my father once telling me when he was ill that it doesn’t matter what you deal with, you’re on your own. Whether you’re dealing with a redundancy; a broken leg; or something else that changes the way we get to deal with life, ultimately you’re dealing with it on your own.

It’s not that others don’t want to help, but no one but us can sort out our problems. Of course we may have empathy for what others deal with, but the realities are that once the door is shut …

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21 Sep, 2011

Pre-order my new book

Many thanks
Ilana x