About SPD

Sadly for those of us dealing with Sensory Processing Disorder, even if someone tells us something is going to be alright, we don’t always know it’s going to be alright, until we see it’s alright. I am intending to write a little more about SPD, explaining how the condition can be best managed. It’s still something I have to work through, made all the harder through other people’s attitude of what they think I deal with and how intense they think I am. My issues are sometimes made worse because I deal with SPD and that sadly changes the way I manage …

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16 Aug, 2017

Foods containing trans-fats

Trans fats, known as (‘Trans Fatty Acids’) made through the chemical process of hydrogenation of oils, is bad for us. Hydrogenation as it’s known, solidifies liquid oils, increases the flavour stability of oils and foods that contain them and also increases the shelf life of foods. It’s important to avoid trans-fats.

Foods that contain Trans Fatty Acids

In recent years, we have all heard a lot about trans fats, a type of fat that has been shown to lower levels of HDL, or good …

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15 Aug, 2017

A different understanding

I was always going to have a platform to write about my symptoms and experiences, because I never knew about my diagnosis or understood my symptoms and because karma would eventually correct that wrong.

Now 8 years into a diagnosis and I am still learning about how my symptoms present neurologically, I’m not done with it, why I present a certain way and why I will always be tied to my neurological …

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13 Aug, 2017

Never admitting fault

Sadly, those who will never admit they’re at fault, are usually the ones who are at fault. We all know of someone who will constantly blame their past, their experiences and their failings on everything and everyone but themselves.

There are those who also don’t think there’s anything wrong with them and will spend a lifetime, outwardly blaming others and things and yet they won’t admit that is exactly what they do …

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12 Aug, 2017

Not mine to own

This is the hardest blog I’ve had to write, because it brings understanding and finality on something I’ve had to work on and find out for myself for as long as I have been and that’s never easy.

And where our memories act as a reminder, sometimes those memories aren’t ours to own; like when I found out I had Cerebral Palsy and having to ask my father why he didn’t tell me and him coming …

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11 Aug, 2017

Cerebral Palsy & families

I have talked about lessening the impact for those living with Cerebral Palsy, but the biggest challenge living with someone with Cerebral Palsy in the family is how the child with Cerebral Palsy can succeed around those in the family who are able-bodied.

Apparently 90% of families who have a child that lives with Cerebral Palsy consider the experiences helpful as the family grow closer, but that doesn’t happen in all families. It is true that the …

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9 Aug, 2017

Toxic parenting

Children won’t always equate that they may have been subjected to parenting that was toxic or even how the toxic parenting works. But there is always a dividing line between criticism and continual over criticism towards a child, by a parent.

Most parents genuinely want to do their best to provide their children with a healthy and happy upbringing, but sadly some parents’ mistakes can result in future therapy sessions. Toxic behaviour …

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8 Aug, 2017

Bringing clarity

My site continues to bring clarity and understanding of a lifetime lived with traumatic experiences. My blog continues to incorporate my thoughts and feelings on what I’ve had to deal with over the years; how I get to live my life now, how I see situations and circumstances.

My blog also releases me from the guilt I carried, which was never mine to carry. It doesn’t make me having to endure those experiences right, or take away others’ responsibility, but it does allow …

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7 Aug, 2017