Archive | September, 2011

Using positive thoughts

30 Sep

How many of us 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 …

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Benefits of Eating Fruit

29 Sep

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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Yesterday’s problems

28 Sep

I seem to be having such a hard time of things, but I’m still choosing to remain positive.

Having nursed Claudia over a cold at the weekend, I started off with a sore throat yesterday morning that culminated with me being sick last night. You know that feeling where you can’t relax, you know …

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Taking a rest

27 Sep

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 …

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Working at lifestyle choices

26 Sep

I always write about the things that contribute to my wellbeing that way not only in theory will I be emotionally and spiritually able to cope with whatever life throws at me, but physically too.

It’s true that lifestyles contribute to our wellbeing, but lifestyle can also make us ill. How many of us are happy with our lifestyles, with the way we live our lives?

I find the following helps:

  • Objectively identify the areas you’re not happy with and would like to improve and be sure of your reasons for wanting to improve them;
  • When you have identified the areas you should change or think you can do better with, decide what action you would like to take;
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My troubled week

25 Sep

I’m mad at myself. I’m annoyed, frustrated, angry, upset at what’s going on in my life in the past week. I’m annoyed at not being able to work through what I need to work through.

I’m annoyed at the system not caring enough, when we need help from the system. I’m annoyed at not having any support growing up. I’m annoyed at having to feel annoyed. I’m annoyed at …

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Omega 3 supplements

24 Sep

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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Finding closure again

23 Sep

I was given my last opportunity on my Cerebral Palsy journey to see another Neurologist, to try to find out a little more on what I deal with and although the consultation wasn’t successful, I came away with many positive thoughts.

I went in to see the Neurologist with no preconceived ideas, but was hoping that he could shed some light on some of my symptoms. I wanted to be given another chance to work through some of my …

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Making good choices

22 Sep

I was never allowed to make any of my own choices when I was growing up. Of course making any kind of choice, takes confidence and the mental ability for us to be able to work through the consequences of making a final decision.

Making good choices allows us to make better decisions. So how do we go about encouraging children to make good choices?

The following tips may help:

  • Encourage children to make their own decisions by giving them two or three choices to choose from;
  • Work on a couple of choices so that they begin to learn to understand their choices and how to work through them;
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You’re on your own

21 Sep

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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