Feeling safe

As a child I had a right to feel safe and secure. Children and adults alike all have a right to feel safe. It is the responsibility of parents and family members to create and make sure we’re in an emotional and physical safe environment, but not all parents have the know how or capacity to fulfill that responsibility.

But safety isn’t just someone protecting us physically from harm, making sure we have a roof over our head, or feeding us, safety also means protecting us emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, which are …

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30 Mar, 2020

The World Pandemic

Months into the World Pandemic and we need to start standing back and ask ourselves why we have it and what we can do to protect ourselves, if we are to have a future. Our thoughts must go out to those who are fighting the virus, for the loss of life.

We’re getting this wrong. We’re not looking after ourselves in a way that helps us or the natural world, we’re not keeping ourselves safe. We’re too quick to think about what we want, more than giving back …

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29 Mar, 2020

Living with anxiety

It’s normal to feel anxious every now and again. But living with anxiety because you deal with an impaired emotional disability makes it harder. Autism is a disability in itself.

Bad thoughts, not being able to switch thoughts or let go of bad thoughts, are all part of the same scenario, combine that with cerebral palsy where the cerebral cortex is extensively damaged and it’s near to …

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28 Mar, 2020

My Book in difficult times

Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm after the Storm’ – I use my experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change which are particularly helpful through these difficult times.

If everything feels big and scary, if you’re struggling to get your head around the Coronavirus, if you’re struggling to get your head around social isolation for any length of time, if you’re worrying about …

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25 Mar, 2020

The Coronavirus

I should have put out a daily blog today, but this is more relevant now. Not having or being in control is scary in itself, therefore not being in control around the Coronavirus is very scary. Not being able to make conscious decisions about what and how we live our lives even more so.

It’s not a great scenario to have, or think about, but it does give us an opportunity to think about our lives and the way we get to live. The coronavirus is a wake- up call for us individually, for society and for the …

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24 Mar, 2020


Endorphins are among the brain chemicals known as neurotransmitters, which function to transmit electrical signals within the nervous system.

Endorphins are morphine-like chemicals produced by the body that help diminish pain while triggering positive feelings. They’re sometimes referred to as the brain’s feel-good chemicals and are the body’s …

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22 Mar, 2020

Pre-order my new book

Many thanks
Ilana x