Archive | June, 2014

Are we ever prepared?

30 Jun

We can prepare ourselves for a forthcoming exam, we can prepare ourselves for school, we can even prepare ourselves for an interview, but when we look at everything that happens in our lives, are we ever prepared for life or do we just get by?

I was never prepared for life in the true sense. Without any support or guidance how could I have been? I’ve had to do all the preparatory work myself. If I couldn’t see my way through an issue …

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The last few days

29 Jun

The last few days have been somewhat of a challenge for me. The miserable weather isn’t helping and I’m feeling very tired. I’m looking forward to resting and not thinking, although thoughts for my blogs are of course the exception to that rule! With university and graduation …

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The curious paradox

28 Jun

Something inspirational:

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

CARL ROGERS

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A dip in the road

27 Jun

Events beyond our control may force us to take a dip in the road. These in turn may take us down a completely different path from the one we started, may lead us to a different set of circumstances, or to a different decision we might not otherwise have had to make had our circumstances not changed.

While a new road is not our first choice that doesn’t mean it is the wrong choice. Sometimes the wrong road is the right road, even though it’s not the road we started on, but it’s the road we’re going …

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The health risks of red meat

26 Jun

Red meat has been linked to bowel cancer in a large US study that looked at the protein dietary intake of almost 90,000 female nurses and their risk of breast cancer over a 20-year period.

The study included 88,803 female nurses aged between 24 and 43, all from the US. These women had all participated in a wider study previously and had completed a questionnaire about usual dietary intake in the past year, in 1991. The researchers considered the …

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The way it is

25 Jun

We try to please others because we either feel we have to, or we have no choice. We don’t stop to think about ourselves and whether the people we’re trying to please, will reciprocate.

When we go out of our way to please others, we will fail to please or think about ourselves. Expectations from others will always be there. It took me many years to see that myself, but compromise has to be made. I’m not sure how many of us will learn to compromise …

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Wrong road, right road

24 Jun

Something inspirational:

“After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.”

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

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Graduation

23 Jun

Heading towards St Andrews’ today ahead of Daniel’s graduation on Tuesday. Just to let you know The CP Diary will be up and running as usual in that time. I hope you all have a lovely day.

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A non-progressive disorder

22 Jun

According to medical care professionals, cerebral palsy is a ‘non-progressive disorder,’ that the physical functioning of a person with CP will remain the same throughout that person’s life. I have been told the same thing myself and this is simply not true.

In the last six months, new physical problems have emerged that don’t correlate with the ageing process, or my age. For those of us who deal with CP, the effects of ageing will become apparent a lot …

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Difficulties in letting go

21 Jun

We have difficulties in letting go either because we’re not consciously aware we’re holding on to bad patterns that stop us from letting go, we know we’re holding on, but don’t know how to let go.

The path to happiness is never straight forward, but for those of us who are brave enough to face it, it’s a path that will bring us the most peace. First we must learn to let go of the attitudes …

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