Pros & cons of Jogging

Jogging is a very popular form of keep fit. The main advantage of jogging is its intensity. It promotes fitness quickly and efficiently and burns more calories than other activities, making it attractive to people who want to control their weight.

It’s because of its intensity that jogging releases endorphins, creating the jogger’s high that some describe as an ‘energy buzz.’ Like aerobic exercise this can be a good natural antidepressant and …

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21 Mar, 2018

Family feuds & apologies

Family feuds are toxic, usually based on an issue that escalates and gets bigger from very little, or through a history of issues brought about through a parent or sibling. Anything and everything that brings the family to a complete halt.

Sadly, falling out seems to be common within families. But any family feud is complicated to handle and unpleasant and can leave family members feeling sick to the stomach, unless you’re …

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20 Mar, 2018

A question of respect

This was on my mind today. Something I come back to because I was told by someone close to me many years ago that he demanded respect and I told him that respect was supposed to be earned that it wasn’t something we’re entitled to have just because we demand it.

That just because someone is older than we are, doesn’t mean they automatically deserve to have our respect. Doesn’t respect depend on the relationship and what the other person brings to the relationship? Doesn’t it also depend on the circumstances and whether that person deserves …

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18 Mar, 2018

Prejudice about disability

When you have a disability it’s never far away from you emotionally. It’s not something you get to shake off easily either.

But for others living with us, embarrassment would be a good adjective to use and is potentially the reason why there is still a stigma around disability. In the 1960’s when I grew up, disability wasn’t …

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17 Mar, 2018

More layers to the jigsaw

I wake up with thoughts about the process of how I got to this place and know deep down I’m not done yet. Not only was my ‘foot drop’ not referred to in any of my medical notes, but I have now learned that I have it because of a difference in leg length and a paralysis.

I have always known about the leg length difference, but the paralysis I didn’t know about, but it does tie in with having little muscle mass or working muscle on my affected side. I can’t point my …

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16 Mar, 2018

Historic family issues

Historic family issues are what keeps families separate. It doesn’t matter the upbringing or the issues unless those circumstances are satisfactorily resolved or addressed, families emotionally will never stay together.

Perhaps that’s part of what a dysfunctional family is. A family in which conflict, abuse and misbehaviour on the part of a parent occurs regularly, leading other family members including children …

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14 Mar, 2018

Changes along the way

Nothing in my life was ever going to change unless I changed and that’s pretty much how things worked out. Sadly, if there are ever problems around parents that cannot change until they choose to change. As my experiences have shown, it’s the children who must change.

That we will always live the life we live unless we understand our lives. The nature of how we are and how we think is responsible. I could have simply continued to fall into line, but instead …

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13 Mar, 2018

My greatest success

I consider that finding out about myself and what I was dealing with that I never imagined I would know this side of life and starting The CP Diary are part of my personal success.

I set up my own secretarial business putting my office and admin skills to good use. I did that for a couple of years and it was enormously successful. But by far, my biggest success has been family …

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12 Mar, 2018