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

Although I initially dismissed having spina bifida because I had no obvious symptoms, my medical notes clearly state that at the age of fourteen in 1977, that is what I had.

In that same consultation, and again in my notes, the specialist confirmed that I would have some mental retardation, the extent of which he wished to assess through my development. In today’s society …

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27 Nov, 2017

Angry people hurt people

Angry people hurt people. It takes strength and courage from us to take a step back and remind ourselves that being angry, or hurt because we are 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 remind ourselves that other …

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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

We will either spend a life disengaging, then engaging, reacting inappropriately, get that wrong, then disengage again.

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

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21 Nov, 2017