Archive | August, 2015

Unconscious conditioning

31 Aug

Even though we will spend a large proportion of our lives being unconsciously conditioned, I still believe we should apply common sense on how we conduct ourselves. Unconscious conditioning shouldn’t be an excuse for not thinking about and applying common sense to all our relationships.

We tend to use our past as a get out clause for how we conduct ourselves in our present lives. How others behave, doesn’t mean we should go on to treat others in the same way through unconscious …

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A Natalie Babbitt quote

30 Aug

Something inspirational:

“You don’t have to live forever, you just have to live.”

NATALIE BABBITT, Tuck Everlasting

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Being prepared

29 Aug

It’s true that our formative years don’t always prepare us for the life we have yet to come, if we haven’t had the support; but through maturity and emotional growth we adapt into adulthood.

My sensory issues are part of the equation and compound my problem. Some of the bigger issues, which would seem pretty straightforward to someone else, blow up ten fold and make what I have …

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Trust & deceit

28 Aug

Someone contacted me through the site, asking for advice on trust and deceit, so I thought I’d write a blog about it. I hope this helps.

Trust is the foundation on which all relationships are based. Without trust there is no relationship and where someone’s trust is broken, deceit usually follows. When we come to know one, it’s a …

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An Erica Jong quote

27 Aug

Something inspirational:

“I have accepted fear as part of life specifically the fear of change, I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.”

ERICA JONG

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How to feel happy

26 Aug

There’s often a misconception about being happy. Being happy isn’t about making other people happy. We don’t all of a sudden become happy, because we have the ability to make other people happy, because they feel good about themselves.

Being happy is a state of mind, which we very rarely achieve. Being happy isn’t also about others accepting us. We need to accept ourselves first, before we can even think about how to feel happy …

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The universal truth

25 Aug

Some of us will live a life in denial on what is the universal truth. It’s how we’ve always done it.

Perhaps we’re in denial, because speaking the truth will open wounds that are better left unopened, perhaps we’re embarrassed of what other people will think, perhaps we’re struggling to come to …

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Learn to reconcile

24 Aug

When we come to understand that there’s nothing we could have done to change our circumstances, we will come to find an acceptance, but for some of us that’s not easy.

I spent too many years contemplating my life and eventually came to reconcile that no matter how much I wished my life could have been different, given everything I’ve been through and have …

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A Norton Hunt quote

23 Aug

Something inspirational:

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

NORTON HUNT

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Ellie’s story

22 Aug

GUEST BLOG

I’m Ellie and I live with my mother and sister in Willenhall, England.

I have Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy and Hydrocephalus. I’ve had to use a wheelchair most of my life. It gets boring as I often wish I could be up and about like the other children. I feel lonely watching …

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