Our internal workings

Unless we deal with our emotional cognitive framework, which comprises our emotional understanding of the world, other people and ourselves, what we try to achieve outwardly will never work.

We can never expect to make headway, make important decisions without dealing with our emotions first. It is our emotions that govern our behaviour; how we communicate; what we think …

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29 Sep, 2015

Another revelation

There isn’t a day go by, where I’m not having to piece something together based on my Cerebral Palsy diagnosis. Often from nowhere, a conversation will bring a new understanding into the equation and that’s another piece of the jigsaw fixed.

Listening to a friend talk, whose son has learning difficulties, it soon dawned on me that everything she was saying about him sounded familiar that she was talking about me too. That some of his …

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28 Sep, 2015

A question of spite

I was an angry child, but I wasn’t malicious or spiteful, nor did I have a desire to hurt, or be mean to anyone. It wasn’t my way to be motivated by spite. Underneath the exterior was a kind and caring child that was angry and who desperately needed support.

I have known people in my life who do spiteful things, who are malicious. It’s hard to believe why anyone would go out of their way to inconvenience or emotionally harm other people, and why …

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26 Sep, 2015

Thinking to fail

On average, we talk ourselves into thinking we’re going to fail, more than we think we’re going to succeed and continue to live our lives like that.

It takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile, but smiling has more benefits than frowning, so why not smile anyway? Perhaps there’s a different way we can look at failing then. Failing gives us our …

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23 Sep, 2015

Yesterday & tomorrow

Our past should be a stepping-stone to building a better future. By bringing painful memories from our past into our present, we not only bring back memories we would rather leave behind, but will also go on to create disease through stress of carrying those painful memories. I have seen that happen.

I use my own past as a reference point on how I can do things better, how not to do things so I can create a better world around me, so that I’m happy. Without a reference point to a painful past, we …

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22 Sep, 2015