Pesticides & food

None of us would choose to eat dangerous pesticides with our fruit and vegetables every day and yet that is what we do.

Sadly, much of the produce we eat, which is grown around the world is treated with chemicals, primarily to kill off bugs and disease and to maximise crop yields. Some of that is left behind as residue in our fruit and vegetables and why we are advised to wash food thoroughly before eating.

Of course, there are certain fruits and vegetables that contain more residue than others. Often the thickness of the skin protecting the …

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17 Nov, 2017

Questions & clarification

Asking questions for us to understand, gives us clarity. It is the simplest way of learning and its effective too. It’s also the best way for us to gain deeper insights. Questions inform, inspire, they encourage discussion, as well as give rise to healthy debate amongst friends and family.

Even though I didn’t know what was wrong with me, innately I knew that without asking questions, I’d be locked away in my own little world. But emotionally locking ourselves away permanently …

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16 Nov, 2017

A processing deficit

I have always been happy for others to make their own decisions, but it’s the effect of their decisions that can sometimes interfere with my Sensory Processing.

Because the sensory information is not processed properly or sent to the appropriate part of my brain, causing a neurological traffic jam, others’ decisions can leave me panicked and dealing with anxiety.

Sadly, certain parts of the brain do not receive the correct information it needs, which makes the information I receive difficult to process and act upon in the correct way. Oddly, …

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15 Nov, 2017

Spiritual teachings

Something inspirational:

“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.”

DEEPAK CHOPRA

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14 Nov, 2017

What was meant to be

Out of the 7 years I’ve been running the site, ‘A life ignored’ was the hardest blog I’ve had to write. Although each blog forms an experience, writing this blog refers to my emotional and physical difficulties, not being addressed, explained or dealt with.

Being a parent myself, it makes it even more difficult to comprehend that this was my life. I find it hard to believe that a parent could allow this to happen to a child, even if they struggled with insecurities …

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12 Nov, 2017

Falling into line

Sadly, not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy, let alone neurological impairments, meant that I would always struggle to understand how to function normally in my life and in relationships, because of my neurological impairments. There is no getting away from that.

It also meant those close to me would come to struggle too, unless they chose to fall into line because I function and get to perceive life differently. Relationships aren’t easy, even less so when …

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9 Nov, 2017

The Undateables

There is a TV programme in the UK called ‘The Undateables,’ which is centred around those people who are mentally and physical disabled, who get to go out on dates like the rest of us and they’re then renamed ‘The Dateables.’

I just love the sentiment behind the programme. I love the fact that those living with a mental or physical disability, get to date other people like themselves who struggle with the same or different …

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8 Nov, 2017