My forthcoming book

I am delighted to let you all know that my forthcoming book, Cerebral Palsy: a story ‘Finding the Calm after the Storm,’ is due to be released on the 2nd January, 2020. Everything to do with the book will now be categorised under ‘My Book.’

Not knowing I cerebral palsy meant each day was an ongoing battle. Post diagnosis, although writing for my website has been instrumental in bringing more peace into my life, writing the book has been a …

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20 Nov, 2019

The importance of talking

As a child I was desperate to talk about things. Growing up and struggling through school, I wanted to know why I mentally and emotionally struggled. I wanted to know why my left leg and foot looked different to my right one.

When I was growing up mental health wasn’t on the radar. My issues were never discussed or talked about. As a general rule, if children had any emotional problems, they continued to struggle. But when it …

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18 Nov, 2019

Overcoming Loneliness

Something usually triggers a memory of us feeling alone, it’s not always because we are alone, or we’re feeling isolated. Overcoming the memory that triggers the feeling, is perfectly doable.

Because the brain is designed to pay attention to pain, it will include painful memories and experiences and loneliness can be part of that equation too. But there is a way through it. Learn to love and be …

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17 Nov, 2019

Uncertainty

Growing up around a disability I didn’t know I had meant I lived with uncertainty, primarily because I had no understanding on what I was dealing with. I was also too young to understand. As I began to grow, I understood more of what was happening, which is why everything felt so heavy.

Whilst mentally continuing to struggle, I also had to deal with uncertainty around my disability, which made each day an uphill battle. I found it difficult to integrate into school life and making friends wasn’t …

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16 Nov, 2019

Nutrition for improving Health

Good nutrition is one of the keys to a healthy life. You can improve your health by keeping a balanced diet which means that you should eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, dairy and a source of protein.

If you answer yes to any of the questions below, talk to your doctor about your health. You may need to improve your …

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14 Nov, 2019

Selflessness

Being selfless means being focused on the needs of others, rather than our own needs. It is one of the most endearing qualities we will possess. As a child I spent my formative years thinking about and putting everyone first. I was selfless. As I continued to grow, I continued to put others first.

But selflessness is within all of our grasps. People who are selfless are giving. They are ready to put others first and will if they have to, express concern for others. Selflessness helps us to expand our …

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13 Nov, 2019

My feelings as a child

Another personal blog because this was on my mind. My parents never positively encouraged me to think about my feelings as a child, which meant I missed out on the opportunity for me to be able to process my feelings.

Knowing about autism as a child would have makes that process even more difficult. As the adult, I have had to start at the beginning to learn how to process my feelings. Unless something becomes obvious and …

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12 Nov, 2019
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