My Story

Given my experiences and difficulties around a disability I didn’t know I had it was important and necessary to know and be able to talk about my disability.

But for anyone who deals with something, others should be okay with it. We’re spiritual beings having a human experience, and part of being human is being able to write about things. ‘My Story’ is unique …

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24 Jul, 2021

Exercise during the Coronavirus

A survey by Sport England during Mental Health Awareness week shows people have turned to cycling and walking to keep active outdoors during the current coronavirus pandemic with 63% of people across the first six weeks of last year’s lockdown in the UK, saying exercise is important for their mental health.

The latest findings from the survey, commissioned to track the public’s activity levels and attitudes towards exercise during the initial six weeks of lockdown, shows new exercise habits have formed as a result of …

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23 Jul, 2021

Freedom Day

The UK government know what they needed to do on the 19th July to protect us, but instead chose to lift all restrictions simultaneously, including the mandatory wearing of masks and social distancing.

Lifting all restrictions means those who are vulnerable and or clinically vulnerable will now be back in isolation. Covid-19 which already has around 50k/day and is expected to hit the 200k/day mark in the …

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20 Jul, 2021

Recollections and Accountability

My book of insight, honesty and compassion, Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ which is written from a universal standpoint, doesn’t just represent me, but represents us all, as I break down my challenges, for others too.

Over the years, my experiences have forced me to stand back and re-evaluate my life. When you bring universal understanding …

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19 Jul, 2021

Going Vegan

More and more people are choosing a vegan diet. Research by the Vegan Society found the number of vegans in Great Britain increased from 150,000 in 2006 to 540,000 in 2016.

A vegan is someone who doesn’t eat or use any animal products. Unlike a vegetarian diet, where people don’t eat meat or fish, a vegan diet avoids all animal products such as dairy, eggs as well as meat and fish. Some people prefer to call this way of eating ‘a plant-based diet’.

Following a vegan lifestyle also means only using or buying cosmetics and clothes free from …

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18 Jul, 2021

The Lifting of Masks

I took the opportunity to go out to a local retail park with my mask on, before the lifting of masks becomes compulsory on the 19th July.

The Manager explained that once the measures in place to protect us are lifted, all shop staff will continue to wear masks for a month and customers will be given the choice as to whether they mask up. Mandatory screens will stay for a month and then the shop will reassess. Social distancing and the sanitising of hands are going too.

The Scottish Government have taken the view as other countries have that …

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16 Jul, 2021

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Ilana x