Archive | July, 2013

Issues around control

31 Jul

We may permanently be in a state of stress, when we fail to search within ourselves for the answers to some of the issues we have.

Searching within ourselves can make a difference between a life that just moves us along without us really being in control, or a life that leaves us happier with full control. Many of us will use our …

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A quote by Madonna

30 Jul

Something inspirational:

“Poor is the soul whose pleasure depends on the permission of others.”


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The art of self-compassion

29 Jul

When I look back at my childhood it’s not difficult to see why I was angry. Through having no choices, I played no part in my own decisions, but still went on to live with the guilt for many years.

No one should be allowed to feel they are to blame for someone else decisions. Even if that person fails to apologise for the decisions they made for you that you’ve had to deal with over the …

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A story to tell

28 Jul

Please check out Jesse Ramos’ blog. Jesse has CP and has a story to tell. Please go to his site and read his inspirational story at:

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It’s not about victories

27 Jul

Something inspirational:

“We are not on this earth to accumulate victories, things and experiences, but to be whittled and sandpapered until what’s left is who we truly are.”


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The next few days

26 Jul

Today I’m going in as a day patient to my local hospital for minor surgery. Nothing serious and I’m not worried. I’d like to add one or two quotes to the feature page in the meantime and will also include a link to Jesse Ramos’ site, someone who also deals with Cerebral …

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Using empathy & sympathy

25 Jul

Empathy and sympathy are closely related, but both have different connotations. Empathy is about feeling what someone else feels, whilst sympathy is about action. When you meet someone with empathy it wouldn’t be difficult to see that they are sympathetic too.

Someone who is sympathetic but not empathetic will fail to connect emotionally with anyone. Words express thoughts, but it’s acting on those words that show that we care. As the saying goes ‘actions …

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Don’t be a scapegoat

24 Jul

Don’t be a scapegoat or carry the responsibility for something you didn’t do, but if you have done something, then it’s up to you to be responsible and accept that you have. Never accept blame for something you didn’t do. Accusations are unjust.

Other things to think about

If more than one person is responsible for something that has happened and we’re the only one being made the scapegoat, then we must say. We must use what we know to let others know we’re …

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Assessing circumstances

23 Jul

Something inspirational:

“The question we need to ask ourselves is whether there is any place we can stand in ourselves where we can look at all that’s happening around us without freaking out, where we can be quiet enough to hear our predicament …

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What keeps us stuck

22 Jul

As we journey through life, we accumulate various behaviour patterns, which if we let them, keep us permanently stuck; as those patterns continue to impact our lives.

As a child that thought wasn’t something I was consciously aware of, though looking back now there was a part of me that did want to change; but I didn’t have enough understanding around my …

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