Our liberty

We don’t have to be thrown in jail to lose our liberty. Liberty comes in many guises. When others are in control of our lives and we have no control, we don’t have our liberty because of those restrictions placed upon us.

The definition of liberty: ‘the condition of being free from restriction or control, the right and power to act, believe, or express oneself in a manner of one’s own choosing. With our liberty, we are free …

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20 Sep, 2013

Making opportunities

I remember having a conversation with my father about him being forced to leave school at 12 and that it was his biggest regret. As he continued to harbour regret, the sad reality was that he didn’t see the life he could have had, but then lots of us don’t.

We’re too obsessed with what we don’t have, to turn things around. Just because something isn’t afforded to us, doesn’t mean we can’t make it happen at a later stage. It was never on the cards that I …

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19 Sep, 2013

Jessica’s story


Robyn Short from the Toronto Rehab Foundation has contacted me and told me about a young woman called Jessica Coriat who has Cerebral Palsy. I was again very touched by her story and would like to share it with you all.

My name is Jessica Coriat. I am 23 years old and I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Growing up, I was constantly in pain and had become accustomed to my body often not doing what I wanted …

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18 Sep, 2013

Healthy & tasty breakfasts

I’ve written about breakfast being the most important meal of the day, so it’s just as important for us to eat the right foods for breakfast. If you do need to add sugar to any breakfast dish, try using Xylitol… a natural sugar alternative.

Below are 5 easy and tasty ideas to make sure we start the day well:

Wholegrain breakfast cereal: whole grain breakfast cereals are a good source of fibre, which can make you feel fuller for longer. I try to choose a wholemeal breakfast cereal without added sugar …

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15 Sep, 2013

A perfect life

If life were perfect I’d never learn, let alone change anything. If life were perfect I wouldn’t know how to cope when life was less than perfect.

If life were perfect, I’d have nothing to learn from or to aspire to. If life were perfect, I’d take everything for granted and lose what I have. If life were perfect my thoughts and feelings would be …

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14 Sep, 2013