Archive | December, 2011

Silver linings

31 Dec

I am sure there will be many of us who will use this time of year to reflect on our year and our past whilst we try to move forward into the New Year.

I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see this year go. As far as my own thoughts are concerned, where I have clarity and understanding about my life, I wouldn’t have been able to change anything …

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Being self-critical

30 Dec

How many of us are aware that every time we say something we are self-critiquing? This stems from our core beliefs, which unless corrected will continue.

We need to be aware this is what we’re doing and not take offence, when someone tells us we’re being self-critical and negative about ourselves. If you choose to look at something positively …

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29 Dec

I believe that when we have compassion, we give ourselves the chance to be happy and that without it we can never achieve emotional or spiritual wellbeing.

The following steps are necessary and important:

  • The first step in developing compassion is empathy, because without empathy we won’t have compassion and without compassion we’ll have little of anything else. The problem is that most of us tend to think about ourselves, which stops us from reaching out and being compassionate towards others;
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What we are

28 Dec

Something inspirational:

“We are what we think. All that we are arises. With our thoughts, we make our world.”


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When someone resonates

27 Dec

I believe it makes a real difference when someone can relate to and clearly understands what we go through.

It happened this week in a conversation that took place about me having Cerebral Palsy and being born in the 1960’s. In the 1960’s in the UK, disability was often brushed under the carpet …

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Right from wrong

26 Dec

Something inspirational:

“The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot.”


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A Xmas Day thought

25 Dec

Something inspirational:

“May peace be more than a season; it is my hope that it may be a way of life.”


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Crises and change

24 Dec

Something inspirational:

“In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change, breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.”


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Why we should reflect

23 Dec

I tend to use reflection as a tool to change certain aspects of my life, so that I can be calmer. It also helps me to understand my life better.

I think it is important to reflect on what we’re doing right, what doesn’t work, look at our past to see how we can make improvements and adjustments, so that we continue to improve as individuals …

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How I feel

22 Dec

I hate how I feel sometimes, I also hate what I have to deal with. My Cerebral Palsy is feeling a whole lot worse since we hit the cold spell and I’m feeling more despondent. As a consequence dealing …

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