My handwriting issues

Out of everything I’ve had to deal with since I started my journey nearly eight years ago, my handwriting is the only thing I haven’t yet tackled. I haven’t talked about my handwriting struggles in any great detail, primarily because I’m too embarrassed.

Handwriting is one of those things we learn as a child and then subconsciously just do it. We don’t even have to think about it; although I appreciate that with technology advances we …

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18 Feb, 2018

A life without an ego

We know the ego is responsible for leading our reaction or response for other people’s actions directed towards us and us towards others. But understanding and having knowledge of what the ego is and how it leads us to act, allows us to facilitate, communicate and change our actions in more positive and appropriate ways.

To understand the ego and how the ego operates is to understand ourselves better. The ego helps us distinguish what is occurring in our own mind from what is occurring in the external …

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17 Feb, 2018

Cruciferous vegetables

Cruciferous vegetables are in a special category. This group of vegetables is rich in disease-preventing nutrients, including vitamins C, E and K, minerals, and beta-carotene. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are well-known examples of cruciferous vegetables. This healthy class of vegetables also includes broccoli, sprouts, kale, radishes, turnips and watercress.

These vegetables are a unique source of glucosinolates, which are associated with health benefits. When eaten, these are broken down to form compounds that are shown to kill tumour …

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16 Feb, 2018

Attitudes & disability

I come back to disability yet again. Come to think of it, my disability is never far from me. Although I was never considered a child with special needs, I was a special needs child, just like any other child dealing with a disability.

Whether we’re the child or the adult with a mild disability, we’re expected to fall into line, and our struggles can sometimes be met with resentment from those close to us.

The reality is that where others should be emotionally supporting us, we’re having to be our own emotional support …

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14 Feb, 2018

Our conscious connections

The more we’re aware of and deal with our unconscious thoughts, the more we will stay consciously connected. As children growing up we sadly never make the conscious connections we need to make.

It is only when we begin to look back on those times that we became aware. But we need to consciously think about, analyse and deal with things if we are going to change our behaviour …

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13 Feb, 2018

My impacted emotions

Being born with a disability and being kept in the dark about it for 46 years, meant there would be no getting away from my emotions being impacted. Every struggle, every fear, all the anxiety and stress brought about through my neurological impairments, could have been limited with family encouragement, help and support.

Years of sleepless nights because of bad thoughts, could have been avoided. Stress around my having to do my exercises every night seven days a week could have been limited, if I’d have known why …

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12 Feb, 2018

A little knowledge

Over the last few months listening to our politicians in support of the UK leaving the EU, reminded me of the saying “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing,” can mislead us into thinking that we’re more of an expert than we really are.

It also means we become falsely overconfident about our expertise in a certain subject if we possess a small amount of knowledge. That in exercising humility, we should demonstrate that …

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10 Feb, 2018

Families together

I could never have imagined as a little girl that I would be writing and running a website. All I wanted, was to know what was wrong with me.

Knowing what was wrong might have brought more understanding from others, my family in particular, which meant I wouldn’t have had such a hard time trying to fit into their lives around my disability …

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9 Feb, 2018