Recognising others’ issues

The more we fail to understand what we struggle with, the more we will fail to understand what others struggle with too.

It’s far easier to know how to help others than it is to help ourselves, unless of course we have no idea how to help ourselves. Issues always seem simpler in other people’s eyes, just like other people’s …

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28 Nov, 2017

My Spina Bifida diagnosis

Not only am I living under a continual cloud around my health issues, now having looked through my medical notes again, although I initially dismissed having Spina Bifida because it wasn’t an obvious diagnosis and the conversation was between the Specialist and my father, my medical notes clearly state that at the age of 14 in 1977, the Specialist confirmed that in fact that is what I had.

Now I know this is something else I have to deal with. In that same consultation and again in my notes, I was also diagnosed with ‘mental retardation’ at the same time. In society today …

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27 Nov, 2017

Angry people hurt people

Angry people hurt people and hurt people also hurt other people. It takes strength and courage from us to take a step back and remind ourselves that being angry, or hurt because we hurt doesn’t mean we have to hurt others.

Whether we’re on the receiving end, or we’re handing out the hurt, all our reactions stem from past experiences that lead us to certain assumptions we believe are true. We must also remind ourselves …

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24 Nov, 2017

Closure on particular issues

It is truly a revelation when we can see and understand how and why we get to a particular place; where we can see and understand exactly what’s happened and we know there’s nothing we could have done about it.

It also makes it a revelation because it’s not something you thought you would ever understand but you do and that’s cathartic, although sometimes a hard pill to swallow. I think it makes it easier …

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23 Nov, 2017

Unlocking our thinking

Words can unlock our thinking but we either spend a life disengaging, or engaging, reacting inappropriately, get that wrong, then disengage again.

Unproductive actions that lead us to nowhere, instead of using our time productively to unlock our thinking, engage our thoughts, create conversations that allow us to think about present or …

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21 Nov, 2017