Being encouraged

To encourage is to feel and be encouraged. Encouragement means giving courage. For those who initially welcome encouragement, the encouragement they receive will never not be noticed, contrary to what that person feels. At that moment when we’re not feeling encouraged, it’s easy for us to lose sight of what others do.

It’s only when we look back that we see it. But being encouraged helps builds self-esteem and self-belief; encouragement makes us more determined, encouraged to do and give of our best …

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31 Oct, 2017

My adult challenges

Having significant neurological impairments where my emotions are mainly affected, means I’m not always good at being an adult. My neurological emotional impairments interfere with my ability to act grown up. Where our milestones help us understand and adapt to the next stage of our lives, I’d missed all mine and therefore didn’t equate or understand each phase that I needed to work through.

I believe Asperger’s has helped me acquire a knowledge of the world around me, using my heightened senses to the exclusion of everything else. I don’t believe I could write and run my …

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30 Oct, 2017

Protecting our children

As parents, it’s our job to sacrifice ourselves, not our children. It’s our job to protect our children and for the majority of us, we get that right. But where some parents serve to protect themselves out of selfishness, it’s the children that become the victims. Sadly, the recent sad story about Sherin Mathews reinforces that view. Beautiful angel.

I turn to my own life and what I had to deal with. Each and every blog I write, reminds me of what I went through as a child. My blog allows me to reflect on my own childhood experiences on …

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27 Oct, 2017

Feeling a fraud

I was watching George Michael’s ‘Freedom’ documentary recently and it drew me straight away to my own set of circumstances and how I felt growing up without knowing about my physical or emotional disability.

In one part of the documentary George talks about how hiding his sexuality made him feel fraudulent. My not knowing about the condition until my mid 40’s made me feel the same way …

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26 Oct, 2017

Aerobic exercises

Although I have previously blogged one or two simple aerobic exercises which can help with aerobic fitness, I thought it helpful to put together a summary of those, together with some new aerobic exercises.

Walking

Walking can improve our health through better cardiovascular fitness, lowers blood pressure, lowers risk of heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis and increased muscle strength. It’s also a safe …

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24 Oct, 2017

Learning to identify

We must allow ourselves to identify and make peace with ourselves, our past and with our present lives. By learning to identify with certain experiences, deal with and come to terms with parts of those experiences that form our past, we will begin to open our minds to life in its present form and all its future possibilities.

We learn and identify better through understanding our issues, past and present and then how best we can make the necessary changes. It’s important we learn how to identify what’s clearly bothering us. Not to will interfere …

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23 Oct, 2017

My different world

Because I deal with neurological impairments, all new circumstances are difficult, some of which I shy away from, some of which I go into with trepidation, anxiety and uncertainty, primarily because I have no choice.

If my new circumstances don’t visually look or feel right, it’s easy for me to panic and feel anxious. Sadly, as a child my parents taking responsibility for me didn’t take away new circumstances, or less familiar settings, I struggled with all of those.

I also remember continually having to deal with obsessions centred around …

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22 Oct, 2017