Beef & the environment

We now have an increased understanding about how our daily lives impacts on the environment and new research reveals that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars.

The considerable impact on the environment of meat production has been known but the research shows a new scale and scope of damage, particularly for beef. Red meat requires 28 times more land to produce than …

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15 Oct, 2018

How the body works

My experiences always bring about a new thought process as part of the original experience. If I think it’s helpful because it brings about a new understanding or a new way of looking at a situation, I write about it.

Being continually measured as a child, I was always being told that my hips were straight and that my leg length issue was coming from a shortening from the knee to the ligament on my left side, that my leg …

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14 Oct, 2018

Choosing not to hide

I’m proud to say that even with my life and without a diagnosis I never hid behind my physical issues. They were a part of me, but never defined who I was. I certainly made enough noises over the years.

But even if we’re not defining ourselves, others are doing it for us. It’s important we push ourselves into the light so that we don’t continue to hide in corners. Without getting ourselves out there, it’s easy for …

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12 Oct, 2018

We can’t fix everything

In life there are certain things we cannot fix. For example, I cannot fix being born with a disability, I must find ways to accept it. There are also other things we can’t fix. We can’t fix our failings, or our regrets. They simply become part of us.

We may sometimes be consumed with insecurities that plague our thoughts and control how we function in our lives. We may feel overwhelmed by situations we cannot change and the decisions we wish …

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11 Oct, 2018

Why I am uniquely different

Knowing what makes me, me is cathartic and it vindicates me. I’m okay that I know everything about cerebral palsy and my neurological symptoms that needed to happen, but I’m not okay with how long it’s taken me to get to this stage.

Whilst we all have multiple intelligence, strengths and weakness in different areas, people on the autism spectrum will have extremes. They will be particularly skilled in one way of seeing the world and will be …

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10 Oct, 2018

The teenage years

The teenage years are the years we begin to notice and learn things about ourselves, a time when we begin to question ourselves, our existence and who we are.

It’s also a time when we’re our worst critic. But where life depends on how well we do as a teenager and it is a contributing factor to our success, it is primarily our attitude that will determine how well we cope …

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8 Oct, 2018