Additional topics

Although my more personal experiences have been adapted into my blogs for quite some time now, my aim has always been to reduce my stress and live a more peaceful life.

I am passionate about health and wellbeing too. With so many things that I’ve had to deal with over the last year, I feel I’ve had no choice but to write about my personal experiences. It has been my …

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20 Apr, 2013

Holding back

I used to hold back on expressing myself as a child, because it was obvious no one was listening. I also wasn’t articulate at saying what I wanted to say and saying what I wanted to say, usually got me into trouble.

Although I would have been happy to share my feelings, we’d rather say nothing than say something. We keep the lid on our emotions and bottle up what we really feel. We will always harbour …

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19 Apr, 2013

Understanding opinions

I wasn’t encouraged to have any opinions as a child, but in today’s society that is exactly how it is. Children will always have and want an opinion.

It is our job as parents to learn how to be more understanding of our children’s opinions, as long as our children’s opinions of what they want for themselves don’t interfere with their health …

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16 Apr, 2013

Past thoughts, current feelings

I was always going to get to this point after my father’s passing, where I would begin to feel slight resentment. We all have a history with our loved ones that pass; there is bound to be something they’ve taken to the grave that we’re not happy about.

It would be odd if we didn’t. It took me 46 years to find out about Cerebral Palsy. Unfortunately, I was never given the …

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15 Apr, 2013

A quote from John Cleese

Something inspirational:

“We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed. The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most of their time in the closed mode. Not that the closed mode cannot be helpful. If you are leaping a ravine, the moment of takeoff is a bad time for considering alternative strategies …

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14 Apr, 2013

Knowing ourselves

I’ve already written a blog about establishing boundaries, but wanted to elaborate further. Ultimately we need to establish our own healthy boundaries, so that our influences are our own.

Get to know yourself:

We need to know our own limitations; what we will happily accept from other people. We have to know what we stand for because without understanding ourselves, we’ll always be vulnerable to …

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13 Apr, 2013

Losing both parents

The death of one parent is devastating, but the death of both parents can be even more devastating.

However, I don’t see losing my parents as final. Of course I am saddened not to have them in my life any more, but with such strong beliefs I know they are still around me, just not with me. For those of us who lose both parents and don’t have the same feelings or understandings …

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12 Apr, 2013