Informed opinions

Because we spend the majority of our lives either forming opinions, or listening to other people’s opinions, it’s important we’re informed about the opinions we go on to form.

It’s not that anyone goes out of their way to get opinions wrong, but without opinions being backed by facts that are supported by logic, our opinions and how we deliver those opinions will always …

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20 May, 2016

Brain injury & relationships

I’ve just been watching a documentary made and narrated by Louis Theroux on ‘Brain injuries’ and felt the need to write about it, because having a brain injury not only affects me, but affects other stroke victims too.

The hard part for anyone dealing with a brain injury is the bad press they get, just trying to live their lives in their own kind of normal. With something like Cerebral Palsy, there are neurological …

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19 May, 2016

Ego versus intuition

The ego and intuition are at two ends of the spectrum and are complete opposites, like chalk and cheese. The ego is defined as a person’s sense of self-importance or self-esteem. Intuition is the ability to understand something instinctively without the need for conscious reckoning.

There is a problem with the former and we should learn to embrace the latter. The ego is something that if left, may grow into something bigger that will overtake our conscious thinking, as the ego …

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18 May, 2016

The CP Diary is 6

Tomorrow it will be 6 years to the day that I started writing and running The CP Diary, never having missed a day in 6 years.

Not only is The CP Diary a big accomplishment for me, it is my daily inspirational tool that helps me live my life better and also allows other people to tap into that magic, so they too can lead better lives through a better understanding on what they deal with, through my own …

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16 May, 2016

Perceptions & disability

Living with a disability means we’re either seen as heroic because we manage our disability, or that any effort we make is great because we’re learning to deal with it.

We’re not really seen as normal, but given the fact that having a disability still means we get to live in the same world as everyone else, albeit with a different set of issues to deal with, we should still …

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14 May, 2016

Tai Chi


Tai chi: Ancient practice – Modern therapy

We live in a world that reveres ‘newness’. We aspire to growth, progress and prosperity. Technology advances at an astonishing rate, and everything becomes faster, easier and stronger. We judge civilizations by their level of modernity.

Since the Industrial Revolution, the West has led the way. Now, the East is rising. Yet the healing and nurturing practices of the Eastern old-world live on; amongst them, is Tai Chi and it’s now used as an alternative therapy for conditions as disparate as cerebral palsy …

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12 May, 2016