Archive | May, 2017

Stressful times

31 May

I continue to have my fair share of stress. Sadly, those days are inevitable. We don’t escape them, instead we must endure them.

Although I don’t always have the right resolve on some of my issues, I feel as though I work through my stress reasonably well. I like to think I do. Even though stress is inevitable, we don’t …

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Working on our core values

30 May

Unless we walk a mile in another person’s shoes we can never know what that person thinks or struggles with, but that shouldn’t stop us from changing the way we see or behave towards them. That’s down to our core values, how we’re taught to behave as children.

Granted that we’re not all born with empathy, tolerance, compassion or being caring, but we can have these qualities if we choose to work on and own them. There is no reason why we can’t all be …

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Things coming full circle

29 May

Have you ever noticed how after a series of events, the same situation you started with still exists and you end up back at the place you initially chose to walk away from?

Even if we don’t believe in how the universe works, what is meant to happen will always find its way back to us. We will always be brought back to that place. Whatever we were in doubts about will …

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A Ralph Ellison quote

28 May

Something inspirational:

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.”

RALPH ELLISON

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CP Diary upgrade

27 May

I’m in the process of looking in to a makeover for my site. It will look sharper and more defined and as previously mentioned will be accessible on mobile phones and tablets and user friendly for the partially sighted.

I would like to ask whether you think there is anything missing from my site or if you can think of anything that would make your time on my site more enjoyable or make reading of my blogs easier …

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Closure through dreams

26 May

Dreams bring to life unresolved issues, thoughts and feelings that we struggle to deal with through our conscious thoughts.

And even if we’re not seeing those as struggles, our unconscious won’t let those thoughts or feelings go until we recognise and deal with them. Dreams can allow us to let go of the guilt, regrets, dreams can …

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Cerebral Palsy progression

25 May

There are things I’m going to have to deal with. I know that my Cerebral Palsy has become more progressive. I’ve heard the same thing said by others who deal with the same condition.

Where my left side was always fundamentally weaker than my right side, I feel as though I am now more affected by my Cerebral Palsy and although that doesn’t please me, I choose to continue to take it …

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A Jalal ad-Din Rumi quote

24 May

Something inspirational:

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.”

JALAL-ad-Din RUMI, Persian Poet, Mystic

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Not enough listening

23 May

Not enough listening and too much talking. Our job isn’t so much to give our opinion, but to listen instead, or better still, allow the other person to ask for an opinion, without us thinking it’s our right to give one, let alone stand in judgment.

Perhaps that’s where we’re going wrong. We assume we have a right, rather than think about what’s right or what the other person wants. To assume is to limit the mind. To assume is to accept …

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Ginger parkin with rhubarb

22 May

Ginger Parkin with rhubarb

“Recipe adapted from bbc.co.uk/food/recipes

Ingredients:

For the Parkin

150g/5½oz soft light brown sugar …

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