Dealing with shock

Dealing with shock isn’t something I’d like to experience again in my lifetime, but looking back, it was helpful to know how shock felt, so that I could recognise the signs again if I needed to and so that I could deal with a new situation differently. At the time I didn’t understand that I was dealing with shock.

Unfortunately, shock is something that can leave us in a state of panic and disbelief, numb and with a slight hint of disorientation, not knowing what to think or feel or how to even function. It’s easy to …

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31 Jul, 2016

Having gratitude

When we’re thankful for being able to experience and appreciate what we have, without a bad word directed at another, not only will we value our experiences more, but we will learn to live with and have gratitude.

Not only for what we have and what we can do for others, but for what others do for us. Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, a readiness for us to show appreciation and in return for us …

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30 Jul, 2016

More on my sensory disorder

Having cerebral palsy and sensory issues combined, means there are days where I struggle. I still have the usual stresses made all the more difficult because of combined sensory issues, but I will explain in more detail how “SPD” (Sensory Processing Disorder) interferes with my everyday issues, which those around me without SPD, may find non-challenging every day issues.

We all know about the 5 senses, sight, sounds, smell, taste and touch. My SPD affects four of those senses. The wiring of an SPD brain is different. For anyone who struggles with SPD these disorders are …

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29 Jul, 2016

Why we’re never satisfied

We tend to stretch and adjust our lives as we go along so that we reach our goals, but then inevitably we want more. We’re never satisfied.

Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why we’re never satisfied. We can be satisfied, but that very much depends on us changing our perceptions. We must settle on a different viewpoint, find a different …

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27 Jul, 2016

How the emotions work

As a child I spent my life observing my emotions. It was my way of righting a wrong, a way for me to understand my life and for me to understand that I didn’t need to copy other people’s emotional behaviour.

So how do the emotions work?

It is the psyche that is responsible for our emotions, thoughts and behaviour. It is the totality of the human mind, unconscious and conscious. It controls our response patterns to our environment …

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22 Jul, 2016
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