My own emotional support

It’s important we do more to emotionally support children growing up. From an early age it become obvious I had no support. I often felt on my own.

With a disability I didn’t know I had the road ahead seemed daunting. I was aware of some of my struggles, but wasn’t in a position to say anything that would make a difference. Where others weren’t listening, I had to listen to myself.

My thought process which has never changed, brought me a little understanding through some difficult times. Still struggling with school at the age of 15 having …

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25 May, 2019

We are all equal

We’re all human. We have two eyes, we bleed, we feel pain, we cry. But in a world where we’re born equal, we’re far from equal.

But when it comes to social standards and ranking our equality, we’re not equal. Inequality stems from our personal perceptions of learned behaviour passed through the generations, from our grandparents …

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22 May, 2019

When trust becomes the issue

There are days when I struggle, because I was manipulated. Being brought into other people’s confidence over the years, them watching me struggle and doing nothing about it and me trusting them.

Not knowing about cerebral palsy wouldn’t have been such an issue if my mental and emotional issues had been dealt with. We cope when we’re supported, but when we’re not trust becomes the issue …

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21 May, 2019

Growing up

Growing up is not only a journey of dips, twists and turns, peaks and valleys, but also mountains for us to climb.

What they don’t tell you about growing up is that not everyone has your back. There will be times when you will have to navigate your journey on your own. They don’t tell you how hard school will be …

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18 May, 2019

The CP Diary is 9 today

Another back to back blog, but all in a good cause. Today my website is 9 years old, into its 10th year of blogging and I couldn’t be happier.

As each year passes, it gets harder to think about something to write each time I pass another milestone. I’ve seen positivity reach far and wide, I know what my blog does for me, reaching another milestone today …

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17 May, 2019

More on ‘flat affect’

When I learn more about my disability, I learn more about myself and I’m still learning things about myself. I know I have flat affect. It is the result of unusual brain activity, slightly more complicated in my case, because my emotions are impaired through cerebral palsy.

One area of my brain that isn’t active is the one which is responsible for emotional response, in other words a function of alertness, level of distraction, vigilance, a direction of attention and stress …

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16 May, 2019