The EU vote shouldn’t count

I don’t normally bring politics into my blog, but this got to me. The EU vote shouldn’t count and speaking with others, it’s clear I’m not alone. The public has learned that the referendum campaigns were run on the basis of misleading information, mindless propaganda and a lack of transparency.

We in the UK were left more confused with little in the way of information to help us in our decision-making. Many of us based our decisions on a lack of understanding, an information vacuum about what would …

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29 Jun, 2016

Expectations & falling short

If we take out expectations, we will never be disappointed. Expectations are part of life’s rich tapestry, but it’s only when others let us down and we end up dealing with disappointment that we deal with failed expectations too. Failed expectations will always bring about disappointment.

How do we deal with expectations and disappointments so we’re not carrying those for longer than we have to? The answers lie in our ability to experience and understand our emotional reactions …

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28 Jun, 2016

Adversity & resilience

When we come to deal with and overcome adversity, we can start to build resilience and strength of character. All challenges and difficulties we confront and overcome, serve to strengthen our confidence and ability to conquer future difficulties.

It is only when we come to respond positively to some of our biggest challenges that we find the strength, perseverance and courage to dig deep inside of us. Although adversity challenges us in different …

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27 Jun, 2016

The modern world

The world I grew up in isn’t the world my children are growing up in, when it comes to the modern world and technology.

In a way it’s not altogether bad that we live in a technological world, but it’s not an altogether good thing either, because it has changed the way children interact with others. Although technology has become …

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25 Jun, 2016

A late diagnosis

Finding out late in your 40’s that you have cerebral palsy isn’t the same as finding out at the age of 2 to 3 years old.

When we’re diagnosed with something as a child we have our lives ahead of us to come to understand and adapt, to be able to deal with the condition and that helps us find an acceptance, even if we can’t fully …

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23 Jun, 2016

Being insensitive

No matter what we say, other people’s reactions towards us isn’t always warranted. They can make us feel inferior, and over critical of ourselves and as a result we may be cold and aloof.

They’re insensitive. But how someone insensitive communicates with others is how they communicate with themselves. When we have something that we deal, we’re less likely to be sensitive to other people’s …

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21 Jun, 2016

Order my new book

Ilana x