Dealing with shock

Dealing with shock isn’t something I’d like to experience again, 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 any 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.

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful, a readiness for us to show appreciation and in return for us to show kindness. Not only for what we have and what we can do for others, but for what others do 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 have the usual stresses made all the more difficult because of combined sensory issues.

I shall explain in more detail how Sensory Processing Disorder ‘SPD’ interferes with everyday issues, which those around me find non-challenging every day issues. We all know about the five senses: sight …

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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

Actions speak louder

Actions speak louder than words. Some of us will fail to do, as our words tend to speak louder than our actions, with no intentions of an action in sight.

We’re masters at talking the talk, without acting on what we say. But there’s no point in talking, if we’re not prepared to act. If we respect and love our family, those thoughts must be backed up with respectful …

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25 Jul, 2016

How the emotions work

As a child we may spend our life observing our emotions. It is a way of righting a wrong, a way for us to understand our life and for us to understand that we don’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 and recreates …

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22 Jul, 2016

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