Getting knocked back

Getting knocked back doesn’t just have to be in the form of an interview. It can also happen when someone close to us goes off at the deep end, pulls us down, shuts us off without communication and where our values begin to feel threatened.

It’s not always easily rectified either, unless the other person is ready to deal with and take responsibility for their presenting behaviour. Although it’s not always easy, we must try to see the presenting …

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20 Jan, 2015

My sensory problems

The sensory system of a child who has suffered a brain injury at birth is likely to continue to be at a more immature stage of development, compared to that of a child, without an injured brain.

Because I have Cerebral Palsy I deal with abnormal sensory perceptions, which means my senses are dulled, distorted and amplified in one or more of the sensory modalities. Throughout my life …

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18 Jan, 2015

My next blog

This blog is to help me understand more on certain aspects of my Cerebral Palsy. I’m not sure how much I’ve really scratched the surface on everything that I deal with, as far as my Cerebral Palsy is concerned.

My Cerebral Palsy continues to be incredibly difficult to deal with and not because I struggle, but because there are times when there is very little understanding from others on what …

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17 Jan, 2015

I’m not exempt

I’ve been low the last few days. Away from the Diary I still have things that I deal with that have the capacity to cause me stress.

Of course I find ways to deal with stress, but The CP Diary doesn’t always exempt me from other people’s stress. It does however allow me to find coping mechanisms. Like everyone, I still have …

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15 Jan, 2015

Increasing our confidence

How do we improve on confidence? How do we turn our lives around from having no confidence to having some confidence? Having struggled with little confidence over the years, these are my top tips and they work for me.

Learn to be kind and generous: because when you’re kind and generous, you not only improve how you see yourself …

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14 Jan, 2015

Taking offence

We live in a world where we’re always right, we can never be wrong, we won’t back down and that’s how arguments start.

We don’t like what someone says, what they say cuts to the chase and we take it personally. It’s not that others will always set out to criticise. Nine times out of ten when someone says something …

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12 Jan, 2015