Archive | March, 2017

My Brother

31 Mar

GUEST BLOG

My first memory of my brother is a visual in my mind of my mother holding him in her arms with my four-year old, hand reaching out in disbelief that he was finally born. The next vivid memory I have of him was seven months later when my parents returned from the doctor with him after finding out he had Cerebral Palsy.

He lived for seventeen years and passed away a few days before Christmas, nearly thirty years ago. His life was a brief flicker of light I carry with me every day to help me guide the way to a …

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A good deed done

30 Mar

Although having a disability has allowed me to see a different side to my life, I don’t believe we need to have a disability to understand a different side to life. We just have to want to care.

Life’s too short to wish we had done things differently. I’m not sure how many of us will stop to think about that. We’re often too wrapped up in our own thoughts and issues to think about, or even care …

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A Lauren Graham quote

29 Mar

Something inspirational:

“I must work harder to achieve my goal of not seeking approval from those whose approval I’m not even sure is important to me.”

LAUREN GRAHAM

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When people reach out

28 Mar

When anyone reaches out to us for help and we decide not to help them, we’ve already subconsciously decided they don’t need our help, that there’s clearly nothing wrong with them.

People reach out because they need the help. Perhaps it’s us that need the help for not wanting to help them. Everyone deserves an understanding, a listening ear regardless of what we’re dealing …

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Polenta Pizza

27 Mar

Polenta Pizza

“Based on a recipe from BBC Good Food.”

For the base:

100g polenta

400ml vegetable stock …

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Look for the understanding

26 Mar

I wasn’t an easy child, suffice to say I was very difficult, but perhaps it’s not so straight forward. We need to look at why people go on to show difficult character traits.

To be difficult for difficult sake isn’t right, but being difficult because you’re trying to get to grips with something you deal with, with no emotional support, is a whole different ball game, as far as …

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An H. Jackson Brown quote

25 Mar

Something inspirational:

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

H. JACKSON BROWN

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Beginners’ exercise guide

24 Mar

Knowing where to begin when it comes to starting an Exercise regime can be difficult, so I thought I’d make it easy. I will be splitting this blog into two monthly parts, with the starting up information first.

How much exercise should I do?

In the UK, the National Health Service advises that we should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity a week, with exercise on at least five days a week, to help lower the risk …

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My late diagnosis

23 Mar

Although I was late getting my Cerebral Palsy diagnosis, I have still had to work through all of my many neurological symptoms, what they mean and how they have manifested themselves in me.

Even if I had have had my diagnosis as a child, the specialists wouldn’t have understood the neurological connotations, how my diagnosis would play out in comparison to someone else with the …

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Running

22 Mar

There are different reasons we run. I wanted to elaborate further on my previous blog on, ‘Running away.’ The very reason we run from ourselves is exactly the reason we should run towards ourselves.

We isolate ourselves, we emotionally hide, we lose the connection between what’s happening in the world and our realities. We run from issues, from others and we continue to emotionally run …

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