Beyond the blame

The cycle may continue into adulthood, but how many of us will continue to blame our parents for the way we turn out?

I can see why some parents get blamed, but how long can we continue to blame our parents for our misgivings, without taking back some form of control back for ourselves? Many of us will have been …

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20 Jun, 2012

The road to success

Something inspirational:

“The road to success is not straight. There is a curb called Failure, a loop called Confusion; speed bumps called Friends; red lights called Enemies, caution lights called Family. You will have flats called jobs. But if you have a spare called Determination; an engine called Perseverance …

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19 Jun, 2012

Worrying is contagious

Worrying is like negativity, it’s contagious. I tend not to worry, but when I’m around people who constantly worry, I find it hard not to pick up on their worries, from something I was completely clear and positive about.

Worry has that effect on us and as upbeat and as positive as we are, that changes once we’re in the company of people who make worrying an art form. Having grown up around family who …

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18 Jun, 2012

Post-operative thoughts

I’m not sure how I feel this morning. Some of the old problems aren’t abating, just yet. I am drawn back to my thoughts like a magnet.

It’s very difficult to ignore a problem on what has been our focus for the past two years and because we’re still working through similar circumstances, the same focus is here. We go back to see the …

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17 Jun, 2012

My anxieties

I remember my father telling me that he thought my mother had claustrophobia. Looking back I now think she was dealing with anxiety. When it comes to my neurological issues, my intuition helps channel my thoughts, so that I can live my life with less anxiety in it.

Although beliefs also play an important part in our lives, certain belief systems cannot always help us deal with anxiety in that way. Since the assault two years ago, my life has become very stressful …

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13 Jun, 2012

Standing still

It’s easy to see similar circumstances to those we leave behind, but even though our new set of circumstances can seem different, they can feel very much the same. I know that I’m not back at square one; it just feels like I am. The new operation is making me feel despondent, because I’m now working through similar circumstances to the last one.

I am not discounting the progress that I’ve made, but my mood and despondency would tell you otherwise. Unless new change coping strategies are in place the way I perceive our new situation will …

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12 Jun, 2012