More topical blogs

Although when I was growing up there was little in the media about food and the relationship between food production and the environment, it’s processing and our links to food; but I believe it’s important we think about the world, our place in the world, what it means and why we must start giving back.

Through my writing I have become even more conscious of how things are supposed to be and those are the things I write about. In the next few months I will be writing and adding more blogs on topic that …

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12 Nov, 2018

Mercury in our seas

According to an article dated 6, August 2014 in The Guardian newspaper, the amount of mercury near the surface of many of the world’s oceans has tripled as the result of our polluting activities, with potentially damaging implications for marine life as the result of the accumulation of this toxic metal.

Mercury is accumulating near the surface of seas as the element is released to the atmosphere and seas from a variety of sources, including mines, coal fired power stations and sewage. Mercury is toxic …

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11 Nov, 2018


We tend to ignore our tone and how we communicate with others, but we shouldn’t because how we communicate is the catalyst and key to respect and trust in our relationships.

Our tone, style and voice for how we communicate is important, because what we say is ingrained and permanent. Conversations aren’t something we can just undo. Our tone shapes not only what we say …

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9 Nov, 2018

Extra pieces of the jigsaw/2

As a continuation from my ‘Extra pieces of the jigsaw’ blog, as part of the co-occurring conditions I get to deal with I can also add, the next items to my list.

Symptoms of Sensory Processing disorder

Children and adults who have sensory processing disorder cannot properly process the sensory stimuli from the outside world and will have trouble interpreting information from one or more senses …

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8 Nov, 2018

Extra pieces of the jigsaw

I’ll never know now because it’s way too late in the day, but it would have been that I would have had a little more to go on had my father and my consultants over the years discussed my disability and my presenting symptoms. You couldn’t make up what I’ve had to go through.

Cerebral palsy is the physical condition, but along side that I have Sensory Processing Disorder symptoms that are …

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7 Nov, 2018

Changing ourselves

We know that our personality traits are made up of facets that make up who we are, but it has to depend on what those facets are.

For example, it’s okay for the person who is easy to talk to and is a conversationalist because that works beautifully, but what about someone else who continues to be spiteful, selfish and who has a propensity for …

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5 Nov, 2018

Animal welfare

We should all be concerned about animal welfare. In a cultured and civilised society, it is our responsibility to ensure that their needs are met. I am a passionate advocate for animal welfare. All children should learn about animal values and animal welfare early on in their education.

I remember being taught about the food chain in school but was never encouraged to think about what that really meant in every day life, what that meant for animals, or how we could make a difference to …

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4 Nov, 2018

My exercise routine

Growing older with cerebral palsy doesn’t come without its difficulties. Taking advice over the years from consultants who thought they knew what was best, like walking barefoot potentially hasn’t been the best advice.

Although walking barefoot nowadays has a lot to do with earthing, (connecting to the Earth’s natural energy by walking on grass barefoot) the consultant wasn’t referring to earthing. He wanted to make sure …

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3 Nov, 2018