The EU vote shouldn’t count

Because of its impact, I’ve been feeling a little bit sick since the UK referendum voted to leave the EU. Speaking with others today, it’s clear I’m not alone.

I’m not here to comment on which way other people decided to vote last week, but in the last few days the public has learned that the referendum campaigns were run on the basis of misleading …

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29 Jun, 2016

Expectations & falling short

If we don’t come to expect, we will never be disappointed, or fall short of expectation. We all have and deal with expectations, particularly expectations of others.

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 …

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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 …

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27 Jun, 2016

The modern world

Unfortunately, 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 …

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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 to us somehow don’t seem warranted. They either make us feel inferior, belittle us, are over critical, or can seem cold and aloof.

They’re insensitive. How an insensitive person communicates with others is how they communicate with themselves. When we have something that we deal, we’re also less likely to be sensitive to other …

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21 Jun, 2016