Here and Now

We need to live in the ‘here and now.’ It is important we don’t run from problems. If we have something that we need to deal with, we need to find a way through.

Living in the here and now, means mentally focusing on and living in the present and that can help you live a fuller life. It is important we put the emphasis on what is happening in our life, at the moment it …

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31 Jan, 2021

Covid-19 and Mental Health

The government’s handling of Covid-19 is adding to mental health problems in young adults and children. Other groups are also struggling with mental health issues.

People with physical and mental disabilities are being overlooked. What about other groups who struggle with mental health? Mental health doesn’t just affect young adults, there are many other groups …

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29 Jan, 2021

Disability and Family Life

Usually, when a child is born with a disability it changes the dynamics of what is a ‘normal’ family life, when family life is centred around the child with a disability.

It doesn’t matter whether the child’s disability is mild, moderate or severe, their disability changes how a family interacts. Living with a child with a disability, although it can have a profound effect on …

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27 Jan, 2021

My Challenging Life

I didn’t have many wants or needs as a child in the material sense, but I did want to know why I had a bad leg and a bad foot and that inquisitiveness never went away.

It is natural for any child to want to talk, even more so when that child deals with a mild disability and although I have my writing to help me understand and talk about my challenges, they don’t replace my …

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26 Jan, 2021

Strength of Character

Character is the combination of ethical and moral qualities. Someone with good character is bothered about their ethics and moral standing. They live by their moral standing and won’t tolerate those who don’t.

Someone with strength of character will always choose to take the moral high ground with the strength to stand up for their …

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25 Jan, 2021

My Book is a lifeline in Covid Times

“This book tells us that we are not victims of circumstances, but we have a choice on how we live.” – Mai Cadiz

I believe my book: Cerebral Palsy ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm After the Storm is our first step to healing. In Covid-19 times when it is easy to look inwards, my book takes the initiative and brings understanding …

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23 Jan, 2021

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Ilana x