Archive | March, 2014

A Trey Smith quote

31 Mar

Something inspirational:

“If your presence doesn’t make an impact, your absence won’t make a difference.”


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Cerebral Palsy Statistics

30 Mar

Recent figures suggest that the rate of babies born with Cerebral Palsy, which has been relatively steady for the last 50 years or so, may be falling.

In developed countries, the rate of cerebral palsy is about 2 to 2.5 per 1,000 live births. The United Cerebral Palsy Foundation estimates that nearly 800,000 children and adults in the United States are living with cerebral palsy and about 10,000 babies are born with Cerebral …

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Putting loved ones first

29 Mar

Sometimes we have to put ourselves out for others even if it means coming out of our comfort zone to do it. We’re more likely to agree to put ourselves out if what we’re going to do means something to the other person.

When I look back and reflect at what my Paris trip meant to my family, I felt sad that my parents didn’t support me or my siblings. Anyone who has been in this position before may feel let down …

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Greek Yoghurt Sundae

28 Mar

Greek Yoghurt Sundae

For a healthy dessert try this creamy sundae with mango and basil-scented berries



1 ripe mango

500ml natural low fat yoghurt …

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Home from home

27 Mar

Some people will be fortunate to go on holiday and take very little with them. They travel light, taking the minimum with them.

Unfortunately for me, when I go on holiday I have to take my life with me. Everything I do at home, I have to do on holiday. It takes me weeks of planning. I would love to give myself a bit of …

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A peaceful life

26 Mar

Something inspirational:

“When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.”


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Beliefs and compromise

25 Mar

All of us will deal with our lives and beliefs in certain situations or circumstances very differently, because we’re often at different points in our personal journey.

Some of us will be at the stage where we’re able to look at our circumstances objectively, whilst others will still be working towards that goal and may not see things as clear, therefore may begin to …

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Health issues and Paris

24 Mar

Because of my health issues I’ve had to come out of my comfort zone to come to Paris to see Daniel, but I’m glad I did. It was always my intention to come, but the trip and my many health issues meant I would go on to have many sleepless nights.

A scenario will often play out in our heads countless times before we begin to believe we can do the things we think we can’t. The evening before we were due to leave, my thoughts were filled with trepidation on the journey ahead. Looking back now and on the whole the holiday …

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A smile

23 Mar

Something inspirational:

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”


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Mediterranean -v- low fat

22 Mar

There is increasing evidence to suggest that people who adopt a whole diet approach such as the Mediterranean diet, have a lower risk of heart attack and cardiovascular related death than those who follow a strictly low-fat diet.

This is according to a new study recently published in The American Journal of Medicine. The researchers noted that while a low-fat diet may lower cholesterol, they found people who followed a whole …

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