Poor nutrition absorption

When we eat a meal, our thoughts don’t often go beyond how it looks or tastes, but eating is much more than just putting food in our mouth. What we do outside of eating our food, can actually have an impact on the way our body absorbs its nutrients.

Fortunately, there are ways to boost the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, helping us to get the most out of food and supporting …

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15 Sep, 2019

Myths about cerebral palsy

Considering cerebral palsy is one of the most common childhood congenital disorders, there are myths and false information out there regarding the condition.

There is also some ignorance around the condition. Some people have never heard of cerebral palsy, some people have heard of it, but don’t understand what it means or what it is. The most common misconceptions …

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14 Sep, 2019

A problem of trust

A lack of trust will affect the strength of our social, mental, physical and emotional health. To have trust is to have faith that someone has your back. Where we fail to trust our judgment, or our gut instinct, we won’t trust ourselves, therefore we will resist trusting others.

Negative beliefs attach themselves to anyone who lacks trust in others, which means they’re likely to attract similar people who reflect those same negative beliefs, rather than challenge them. Being around people …

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13 Sep, 2019

Others working with me

It is important others understand and work with me, around my autism. Something I also have to do. My being autistic was made worse because I never understood that’s what it was. I was always expected to conform. It is important that everyone who isn’t autistic understands those who are. Having and dealing with autism is made all the more difficult and confusing for us, because we don’t always understand how we present, we just know how we are and that’s not something we can change.

With autism coping with more than one information stream is difficult. If my mind is focused on something else, and someone is talking to me, I don’t always take in what they’re saying. If I am focused on something …

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11 Sep, 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day

Suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. Annually, it is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds and for every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide.

For each suicide, approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million …

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10 Sep, 2019

Personal success

As a child, growing up I never thought about success or whether I would become successful. I learned very early on what others’ expectations of me were.

It was expected that I would grow up, marry, and have a family. School was a mere formality, with my struggles, there was no encouragement or guidance, I still struggled to learn and get ahead. I got through …

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9 Sep, 2019

Running scared

Running scared. We run because we think we can’t cope, that we won’t cope. We feel intimated, panicked, as if we’re fleeing, giving up.

We don’t think about our problems in any great detail. We don’t think about or equate that our problems need solutions, or that they need clarification. In our mind, not everything we deal with needs to …

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7 Sep, 2019