Ignoring Covid19 Rules

So, we’re out of lockdown and I’m officially allowed out from tomorrow 1st August, and social distancing is non-existent. I live behind a school, children aren’t social distancing and teachers are ignoring the fact that they’re playing together.

The pandemic is still here, and although numbers have been low in certain parts of the UK more than others, the numbers are rising. The UK government have got too many things wrong, but it’s not an …

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31 Jul, 2020

Growing a backbone

Growing up I was angry and others took advantage. I needed to grow a backbone. When you eventually grow one, others then see what you do as non-caring, or hateful. But it is important we take control on how we choose to live our lives.

I was emotionally and mentally struggling. I struggled to live my life and where I tried, I failed. Our upbringing is very much responsible for that. My life changed 10 years ago through my cerebral palsy …

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30 Jul, 2020

How I got to this place

Emotional or mental trauma is based on us having lived a traumatic life. Not knowing I was living with cerebral palsy or autism, and having to live each day with the consequences, were both traumatic experiences.

Being able to write, means for the first time I have the ability to finally come to terms with my traumatic life. Now when I think about my experiences around cerebral palsy and autism, they don’t bother …

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29 Jul, 2020

My Book and PR

Having had my book Cerebral Palsy, ‘A Story’ published in January 2020, and going into lockdown in March for four months, I wanted to do something to keep ‘my story’ in people’s minds through Covid times.

I would like to thank Natalie Connors and Ella Davidson from thebookpublicist, for their stalwart PR campaign. Over the last three months, with their help ‘My Story’ has appeared in Newspaper articles …

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25 Jul, 2020

Unknown benefits of Exercise

All of us know the many physical benefits of exercise, such as weight control, lower blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes, and increased energy, but we may not always know what the psychological benefits of exercise are.

According to the author of The First 20 Minutes, by Gretchen Reynolds, you don’t need to be a hardcore athlete to capitalize on the brain-boosting benefits. “The first 20 minutes of moving around, if someone …

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23 Jul, 2020

True feelings

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role.” – Jim Morrison

Emotionally and mentally we run, unable to show how we truly feel. True feelings buried under a deluge of unconscious thoughts, buried, or so we thought. Instead, ‘wear your heart on your sleeve …

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22 Jul, 2020

Order my new book

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