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

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week this year runs from the 13th to 19th May. It is important we are aware of mental health and mental health issues. Being aware is key if we are to have and lead healthy lives. Everything that begins to challenge our very existence has something to do with mental health.

Good mental health allows us to think, feel and react in positive and productive ways. Poor mental health means how we think, feel or react to situations will become difficult, in certain cases impossible …

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14 May, 2019

Intellectual arrogance

My disability was never given the time of day, talked about or aired as a child, suffice to say that’s how it has stayed, until I started my blog. The hard part for me was having to exist in an environment where my life around my disability stayed underground.

Without me keeping my experiences alive through my blog, my disability would never have been mentioned in my lifetime …

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13 May, 2019

Our impact on nature

Another back to back blog, this time addressing the devastating impact of humans on nature. A global report by the United Nations this week, states that one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction through the actions of humans.

The report is the result of assessment of 15,000 reference materials, and has been compiled by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) …

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12 May, 2019