Taking issue

It feels like I’m dealing with more of the same today. I’m used to spending my life solving problems, it’s the way I find peace, but they’re my problems and it works for me.

I’m not complaining, but it’s living with and dealing with other stressful situations that involve my extended …

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20 Sep, 2012

My health concerns

Every now and again, I begin to concern myself over my long-term health issues because I deal with Cerebral Palsy and problems arising from my birth.

I cruise beautifully for a finite time, then something rocks the apple cart. Having gone through quite a lot of stress in the last two to three years, it’s not surprising then that something tips my health over …

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19 Sep, 2012


Something inspirational:

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”


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18 Sep, 2012


Because my Cerebral Palsy is so mild I have never considered myself disabled; but having Cerebral Palsy and watching the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, brought out such strong feelings in me, I didn’t know I had.

I not only resonated with them, but for the first time felt as though I belonged; having struggled to fit into my own life for so many years. I believe the Paralympics will now put people with …

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17 Sep, 2012

My recent thoughts

Dealing with a terminal illness is difficult, but it becomes even more difficult when the cancer advances and it begins to affect the appetite.

I’m not sure at what point my father lost his appetite, as everything seems a massive blur right now. Changes in appetite are common with cancer and cancer treatments, but unfortunately for any …

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16 Sep, 2012

Feeling alone

Being alone with our thoughts can bring about peaceful moments in-between those moments where we feel isolated and alone. Solitude can be graceful and with the right tools, it’s something we can overcome.

As long as people enjoy and want to be in their own company, they’ll never have a problem with being alone. The problem many of us have is that we hate spending time by ourselves. Some of us don’t like …

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14 Sep, 2012

Picking fights

I am sure we’ve all had our days where if someone so much as glances at us in the wrong way, we’ll turn and pick a fight; be less than gracious or unreasonable on comments that are probably completely reasonable. Sound familiar?

We also usually know when we’re to blame for picking a fight, or when our feelings are a consequence of someone else giving us a hard time, but perhaps it’s not always clear for everyone. It’s no …

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12 Sep, 2012