Ryan’s story


I have been contacted by a young man called Ryan and was very touched by his story and would like to share it with you all.

My name is Ryan and I’m 31 years old. I was supposed to be born on April 18 1982 but instead was born January 24 1982. I weighed 1 lb 15.5 ounces. My brain haemorrhaged at birth and I almost died …

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31 Aug, 2013

Making our own mark

Whilst waiting to go in and see my dentist yesterday, I was reading an article on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and was just thinking how wonderful life is with the right support. It’s lovely to see how they’re putting their own mark on their lives together and how they want to live.

For those of us who haven’t had these kind of opportunities, life goes on with what we have to deal with, but I’m pleased for the Duke and Duchess of York that they’re getting to do things their …

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30 Aug, 2013

Wanting to be me

With no emotional support from either parent, I’ve had to rely on myself, so it’s nothing new that I’m still doing it. When I’m around negativity, it reinforces everything that I’ve had to deal with that was negative that I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to turn my back on.

I want just one day where I can just be me, where everything feels calm, where what I have to deal with doesn’t seem like a battle, but for that to work, everyone around me has to be able to deal with …

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28 Aug, 2013

Effects of Calcium Supplements

As part of my on-going work about the possible benefit of nutrients for my own health, I have been researching recent articles about the effects of calcium supplements.

Do Calcium Supplements have risks?

Some doctors are currently of the view that taking calcium supplements may lead to an increased risk of a heart attack. Other doctors take the view that calcium supplements have little or no …

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27 Aug, 2013

A quote by Socrates

Something inspirational:

“Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of, for credit is like fire; when once you have kindled it you may easily preserve it, but if you once extinguish it, you will find it an arduous task to rekindle it again. The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.”


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26 Aug, 2013

Yet more changes

As university is fast upon us, it’s hard to think that in just two weeks our lives will change again. For me, it’s not just about university, it’s the whole package that comes with leaving home and coming home more independent with a completely different mindset than when they left.

Leaving home changes a person, invariably the person that leaves home isn’t the person that comes back. Things will change second time around and that’s what we have to be prepared for …

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25 Aug, 2013

Handling bad news

I’ve never been great at responding to bad news. As a child I would unconsciously talk myself into things as a result of any bad news, it didn’t matter what the bad news was.

As the adult I try to cope with bad news, positively. I know that attitude and focus helps pave the way for positive behaviour in what could seem like a doom and gloom scenario. Being positive is an …

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24 Aug, 2013

Time for change

I wish I’d got to this stage in my life with more control over the decisions I wanted to make, but had no choice. It’s only when someone close to us moves away that we bring into question what we’ve accomplished, up to that point.

In just under three weeks life will change again, as University approaches second time around. As a family we missed out on those early years doing things together, the way we wanted to do them …

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22 Aug, 2013