Forcing others to adapt

We force others to adapt instead of working with them. I’m not just referring to those of us who deal with disabilities, but in other walks of life too, where we’re expected to just fit in. This has been my life.

Society, people’s cultures, social change are all part of this scenario. We expect others to conform, adapt into what is the norm, even if the norm isn’t the norm for them. Life is hard, even harder …

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30 Dec, 2017

Keeping up the pretence

I’ve talked about my life being a lie, but it wasn’t just about the lie, it was also about having to keep up the pretence through a non-diagnosis and others still expecting me to conform as if nothing was wrong, without me being allowed to question my physical and emotional issues.

The sad thing is that I never understood my issues, but conformed anyway, because I had no choice, but I know that even with a bigger picture in the frame at that time, I would never have been in a position …

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27 Dec, 2017

Holding on to hope

There’s something inside of us that holds on to hope as if our lives depended on it. As we journey through life, dealing with stress and trauma; we unconsciously continue to hold on to hope that our lives will change. We hold on to hope.

Hope is an inner feeling that stays with us. It’s a shining light not yet shone, it’s a desire that something positive will happen, or if we need something to change that that something will change …

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26 Dec, 2017

Tight shoulder muscles

The more problems we have with our muscles, the less likely we are to exercise. Sadly, tight shoulder and neck muscles are very common. I am sure almost all of us must have had them at some point. It’s particularly common when we overexert ourselves or we’re stressed.

The tightness can extend to the upper back, arms and neck and sometimes, headaches can develop from the tight muscles in the neck. Tightness of the neck and shoulder muscles affect people in various ways. For example, sitting at a desk for long periods of time, from working …

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23 Dec, 2017

A reflection, 2017

It’s at this time of the year that I get to put my thoughts together. How I see the year up to this point and reflect.

There is so much to think about when it comes to Christmas, the build-up to this time of year is incredibly stressful. I liken it to going on holiday because that’s how it feels. We’re exited to go, look forward …

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22 Dec, 2017