Archive | May, 2017

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


For the Parkin

150g/5½oz soft light brown sugar …

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Signs of our loved ones

21 May

Whether you believe in spirit guides or not, our spirit guides deliver little signs that our loved ones are trying to communicate with us, that they’re still around us. When something good happens or we’re struggling and just need help, our spirit guides deliver signals that remind us that our loved ones aren’t far away. That never diminishes.

Something I’d been working on with my site came good. Whilst taking a trip out to Boston Spa that same day, little messages began to show me that my parents weren’t far  away. The car driving …

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A Darby Bannard quote

20 May

Something inspirational:

“Always let intuitive perception precede analysis.”


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When souls connect

19 May

The soul is what we have in common and yet we spend a lifetime in relationships thinking we have nothing in common with the people we share our lives with, but perhaps that’s not altogether true. If we’re with the right person, our souls will connect.

We tend to think relationships won’t work because we have nothing in common with the other person, but relationships aren’t always about us having to have things in common. Relationships and …

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Admitting our guilt

18 May

There would be no need for us to feel guilty, unless of course we’ve got something to feel guilty about and if we’ve got something to feel guilty about, then perhaps we should deal with it.

For those of us who carry guilt or choose to live in denial over that guilt, perhaps it’s time for us to do some soul searching and deal with our guilt. Perhaps we think that not being in a good head …

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My path

17 May

The CP Diary is 7 years old today, into its 8th year and still never missed a blog. I had no idea at the time of course that starting my blog would be my path, my journey.

My not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy, the wanting to know, my many questions asked that led to closed doors, the stress, the anxiety, the dark moments. The continual reflections, the anger, the bitterness …

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Adding value to life

16 May

Something inspirational:

“One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion.”


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Mindful exercises

15 May

Mindful exercise is about performing physical activity while focusing inward. The idea is that we try to let go of distractions and unrelated thoughts and focus our attention on our sensations, breath and the movements of the body.

Being mindful, allowing ourselves to pay full attention to our workout, means our exercise will be more effective. Mindful exercises are all about the quality, not quantity. Start by turning off the …

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