Listening to ourselves

Taking advice from ourselves is often a difficult thing to do, primarily because we’re not always aware of what we want and because we often lack an understanding of our needs.

For us to make decisions, we need our own understanding on what we deal with, so that we can make decisions comfortably. We have to live with and be happy with our decisions, which is why …

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18 Jun, 2014

Repeating history

Many of us will go on to repeat history instead of creating our own, because we see our parents’ failing as ours. We think there will be a correlation between our parents’ life and our own and that if our parents fail, we will fail.

I believe that isn’t the case or that it has to happen. We get to choose to change the way we perceive our own lives and how we get to live the life we have, or want. We can choose not to emulate …

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16 Jun, 2014

My vulnerable side

It’s easy for me to talk about what I deal with and what I feel. As long as I can remember I’ve always been like this.

The hard part about anyone writing about experiences in this way means we will become more vulnerable. I have more confidence now than I have ever had. Writing about my experiences and introducing myself to a life that has allowed this side of my emotions to develop …

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15 Jun, 2014

We’re over things

We’re over things. We tell ourselves we don’t blame, we tell ourselves we don’t hold grudges, but our body language and behaviour tell a different story.

As much as we think we’re over other things, looking to blame and holding a grudge with someone, are not things we can easily contain. Even if we are discreet, other people will know …

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13 Jun, 2014

A low day

It’s that time of year again and I’m struggling to find shoes to fit that aren’t boots. I’m not sure whether I am resigned to the fact that I have Cerebral Palsy, but it’s probably got something to do with this time of year again.

I begin to struggle with people who don’t know me, who don’t understand my circumstances, staring at me or quietly …

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12 Jun, 2014

The art of advice

I’m not sure how I would have played it had I have been given advice as a child, because it never happened. But it’s often how advice is received that makes giving advice difficult.

Not all of us will be happy to take advice and the truth is, we will all interpret advice very differently. Some of us will be genuinely happy to take advice because we know the advice given will …

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11 Jun, 2014