Measured success

How does anyone measure success, because success means different things to different people? Someone with a disability, someone dealing with depression will see being a success as just getting through one day.

It’s difficult to measure success in its entirety, because there are so many different forms, so many different perceptions …

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29 Oct, 2013

The bigger picture

If we were to think about the bigger picture and relate that bigger picture to everyone’s life and circumstances, where they are emotionally and why we think they’re behaving in a certain way, we would learn to be less critical and judgmental.

We would however, get to see the bigger picture, when we look at what they’re dealing with. Unfortunately though, we tend to judge people and their circumstances first, when we don’t completely …

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27 Oct, 2013

Poignant memories

I was grocery shopping the other day when I came across a mum and her three children. One child was very young, so was being pushed around in his pushchair and her other two children were walking behind her, messing around.

The elder child had his arm around his younger brother’s neck and when he complained to his mum that his brother had tried to strangle him, their mother told them both to leave each other alone …

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26 Oct, 2013

The Universal Laws

I am not sure how old I was, when I began to understand the universe and its laws. Whether we believe in the universal laws or not, their laws are there to bring us back into line. It’s like a thread. It weaves its magic and works with us, whether we’re aware of it or not. It listens, it hears, it acts.

When we convince ourselves we can’t do something, the universe will conspire to make that happen, in the same way that when we tell ourselves we can do something, the universe will also conspire to make …

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25 Oct, 2013

Psychological challenges

I know that living with Cerebral Palsy has always had an effect on me psychologically. It’s not just a physical impairment, but it’s a mental one too. The problem is people’s understanding of what I deal with, how and why.

I will try to piece together an explanation of what I go through emotionally with Cerebral Palsy. For me I am hoping it will go some way to explain why fatigue has always played a big part in my life …

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23 Oct, 2013

Mango & pineapple sorbet

Mango & pineapple sorbet

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When you really fancy something that’s not quite ice cream and not quite Italian ice, sorbet is the perfect solution!  Sorbets are usually dairy free with a much lower fat content than ice cream and often made with a fruit base, so sorbet can also a great diet treat.


1 medium chopped banana

1 cup of mango, cubed …

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22 Oct, 2013

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