Bad behaviour & disability

I’m not sure why disability brings out the worst in people’s behaviour, but this is how it is. There is an exception to that rule of course.

I can empathise with others like myself who deal with a disability. It’s sad that social media, continues to highlight problems for those of us who deal with a disability and who continue to come into contact with …

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20 Dec, 2018

Keeping the door shut

Doors are only ever temporarily closed because we’re not great at closing them shut or permanently. It’s important we deal with what’s on the other side of the door, so we can permanently shut the door behind us.

What’s on the other side of the door is the fear we feel. We temporarily close the door short-term, because of the unpleasantness we choose not to deal with; whether it’s an argument we’ve ignored, or an experience …

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19 Dec, 2018

A tax on red meat

Red meat, such as beef, lamb and pork are a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals and can form part of a balanced diet. But eating a lot of red and processed meat can increase your risk of bowel cancer.

An article in the UK newspaper, The Daily Telegraph reported last month of research which concluded that a ‘Meat Tax’ which would almost double price of sausages should be brought in to save lives …

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16 Dec, 2018

Mental health awareness

We know that mental health is defined as a state of well-being, where each individual realises his or her own potential, is able to cope with stress associated with daily life and who can work productively.

But to have good mental health, we must first be mentally aware, in other words have mental health awareness. Mental health must be centred around our physical, mental and social wellbeing and be free …

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15 Dec, 2018

Flat affect

Every time I write a personal blog and I think I’m done with learning about myself, I find about something else that I didn’t know I had.

I’d stare in the mirror as a child, not because I was vein and I liked looking at myself, but because my facial expressions seemed flat. I didn’t know it was a thing until recently when my therapist talked about my …

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14 Dec, 2018

Removing the blindfold

It is because were so attached to our own limited ideologies that we fail to look at the whole. When we come to accept an ideology as the sole truth, when other people’s facts contradict our beliefs no matter how plausible those ideologies are, we fail to take off the blindfold.

Even when the facts or new facts contradict our current beliefs and we’re feeling threatened, we’re still not prepared to …

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12 Dec, 2018