No need to feel guilty

I have so many thoughts, which seem to be jumbled tonight. I feel indifferent, calm and very tired. We usually come to reflect on our relationships around the time we know someone we love is terminally ill. Relationships are about expression, we have to be able to express ourselves.

It would be easy for us to look back and pick fault, or feel guilty about something we’ve said, but it’s unhelpful and counterproductive. It’s perfectly acceptable to react to something that’s said that we’re not …

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19 Feb, 2012

Losing a loved one

As children, we live in fear of the reality that one day our parents will no longer be around anymore. I was aware the bubble would burst. But then children don’t have the knowledge that adults have. Losing a parent seems scary when you’re a child.

My mother passed away what will be 5 years on the 25th May 2012. I believe she will transition to spirit but will still be around me as I live my life and make my decisions. My father is now getting ready to do …

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17 Feb, 2012

Addressing emotional issues

n my late twenties I was put on antidepressants by my doctor because I had post-natal depression. In hindsight it wasn’t the best idea, because tablets can if we let them, become habit forming.

As we become more reliant, the habit becomes even harder to break. I was lucky enough that at the time my depression wasn’t bad enough to stay on my tablets. We tend to rely on what we know works so …

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15 Feb, 2012

My reflective thoughts

Seeing my father this afternoon put me in somewhat of a reflective mood. It has helped me understand him and his life a little more.

It’s important for me to understand how and why I got to this place with my Cerebral Palsy and to challenge what I need to challenge to find out. I know that we’re not all good at working through and changing …

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13 Feb, 2012

My tomorrow

We all have to lose a parent, that’s a given but looking back at what I’ve had to deal with in the last 5 years, I cannot believe that my father is now terminally ill.

I had a problem watching my mother struggle with her health before she died, so will probably have a problem watching my father struggle too before he goes. Ever since I was a child I have struggled to …

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12 Feb, 2012

Working on the soul

I believe that we are born with a loving, caring and happy soul, but our experiences in life affects our soul. Those experiences will begin to reflect and make up our personalities.

It is through those experiences that bad patterns can be formed. The trouble is that we’re often too busy trying to work on our own survival that we don’t look beyond our opinions and attitudes, to what …

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10 Feb, 2012