Helping change attitudes

The CP Diary will be 7 on the 17th May 2017, into its 8th year. I hope that in 7 years, my blogs and my experiences are helping to change attitudes, attitudes on how we choose to deal with ourselves, attitudes towards each other and attitudes towards our lives.

I hope that through my blog, I have shown that attitudes can change, that we can all help change attitudes. That we can come full circle. That just because we start off in one place, doesn’t mean we have …

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20 Apr, 2017

Differing opinions

Because we’re all a product of our own individual experiences and upbringings, it’s only natural that our opinions will differ on a whole range of topics. The more our opinions differ, the less accepting we will be on other people’s opinions.

Of course, there is a train of thought that the world would be a dull place if we were all the same, but it’s the incredible diversity that makes our world such a fascinating place. It’s up to each and …

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19 Apr, 2017

The fuller picture

It’s only when someone is no longer in our lives that we come to analyse and understand the relationship we had with that person.

It’s also only when that person is no longer in our lives that we can fully equate how our lives turned out and how in hindsight there would have been lots we would have liked to change, but know …

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17 Apr, 2017

Beginners’ exercise guide/2

Knowing where to begin when it comes to starting an exercise regime can be difficult. This is the second part to my blog last month on ‘A beginners’ exercise guide.’

What types of exercise are better for weight loss?

For weight loss, you should choose endurance activities such as jogging, aerobics, cycling, rowing or swimming. This type of exercise should be carried out at a moderately intense level …

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16 Apr, 2017

New opportunities

I’ve previously written a blog about the fact that our lives are mapped out from the minute we’re born. But even so, it’s important to understand that through our lives, we will come across opportunities that will be obvious to those of us who are adept at reading between the lines, but for those of us who aren’t, it doesn’t mean we can’t learn.

Until something happens to change our course, our life is mapped out. We follow a path set out for us, in some cases without being able to digress. We’re also not expected to argue or fall foul of those …

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15 Apr, 2017

It’s good to talk

There used to be a British Telecom television advert in the UK advertising for us to talk through their communication network, with a slogan that said: ‘it’s good to talk,’ but I always took that as meaning, ‘it’s important to talk.’

Not talking about issues that matter could change the course of events that we may not want changed, but it also won’t make those issues go away, unless we deal with them. If anything talking …

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13 Apr, 2017

Support & CP

I have talked briefly in my ‘About Me’ page about the lack of support I received in my formative years around my physical difficulties, but had all the right support mechanisms been in place for me earlier, I am not sure I would have got to where I am now with my site, so that is fortunate.

I believe siblings too can play their own part in supporting their sibling with the disability, but that must be handled correctly by the parents if it’s going to work. It is inevitable that jealousy and isolation …

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12 Apr, 2017

Asking questions

Ever since I was a little girl, I have always asked questions. Had I not been inquisitive, I’m not sure I would ever have found out what was wrong with me. It was being inquisitive that kept me focused and current. It’s a good job because the information that was available, was just not available to me, but eventually it became available through my being inquisitive. It was something I felt I could never give up on.

As the adult, I never make any decisions without looking at, questioning and knowing everything I need to know about the decisions I need to make. Asking questions has also helped …

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11 Apr, 2017