Archive | June, 2013

Losing thoughts

30 Jun

Something inspirational:

“How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.”

GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON

Read on »

Take out the worry

29 Jun

We can never have peace of mind when we’re more concerned with what other people think. When we also continuously worry and lose sight of what’s important in our life, we will never have peace of mind.

When we can’t focus on what’s ahead of us because of all the above, we’ll never have peace of mind; when we have little self-confidence we’ll also never have peace of mind. However, when we …

Read on »

My health & food

28 Jun

Although it’s often difficult for those of us with health issues to plan ahead, planning ahead for me primarily depends on how well I’m dealing with my issues around my health, whether I’m eating the right foods, whether I eat at the right times, whether I go too long between meals, or whether I’m eating the right amount.

It also depends on what I’m dealing with at the time. On a more positive note, I feel as though I am beginning to understand the correlation between the foods that I know I can eat and the foods …

Read on »

Lowering your cholesterol

27 Jun

We all know that high cholesterol increases our risk of heart disease and heart attacks.

Whilst it is possible to reduce cholesterol with medication, we can also make changes to our lifestyle to help reduce it too.  Here are five healthy lifestyle changes that individually and combined …

Read on »

The CP Diary & UCP

26 Jun

I am pleased to announce that The CP Diary and United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) now have links to each others sites and would like to invite everyone to check out their site at http://ucpworkinc.org/

They do amazing work for people who have Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

Read on »

Emotionally letting go

25 Jun

Each life phase is hard. Being a child is hard. Being an adult is hard. Being a parent and parenting small children is hard, but I believe it’s not as hard as parenting adult children.

The security we put in place for our children when they’re small has to change as they grow into adults. It’s inevitable that we’re faced with our children wanting to make their own decisions. It’s the …

Read on »

Our connecting lives

24 Jun

Something inspirational:

“We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”

HERMAN MELVILLE

Read on »

Rid yourself of clutter

23 Jun

Not only do we spend a life accumulating clutter of the material kind, we also accumulate worry, negative self-talk and guilt,  all called ‘mental clutter.’

All of these things can become distractions after a while and can make us physically unwell. When we learn to let go, we give ourselves more time to concentrate on our lives positively …

Read on »

A fork in the road

22 Jun

In the last 7 years I have been faced with many challenging decisions that I liken to a fork in the road.

A fork in the road reminds me that I have choices to make; a fork in the road reminds me that I have lessons to learn; a fork in the road reminds me that life isn’t all that it seems that sometimes …

Read on »

Just listen

21 Jun

Something inspirational:

“The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.”

RACHEL NAOMI REMEN

Read on »