Future plans

Three years ago I received a request for a guest post from an agency whose client asked to do a guest blog on my website, and it got me thinking about my blogs, about ‘my story’ and whether if I put pen to paper I could create a memoir.

The idea was that I encompass my blogs and adapt those to create a manuscript based around ‘my story’ and turn it into …

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10 Jun, 2019

Child Development

As a child with special needs, I didn’t go through the usual milestones, they didn’t apply to me, but it’s something children deal with and something all parents must help their children with.

It is important children are monitored by their parents to ensure they are growing normally and that they are meeting their developmental milestones, such as crawling, walking and talking …

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9 Jun, 2019

So many questions

As a child, I was angry because I was aware I presented differently and there was no mental or emotional support in place. Things became more obvious to me as soon as I started school.

But it wasn’t just about problems with school. Yes, those problems were there, but there were other issues too. I didn’t understand my damaged brain, I also didn’t understand I had sensory issues as …

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6 Jun, 2019

Horticulture Therapy

It’s National Growing for Wellbeing Week. Studies confirm that gardening is beneficial for our mental health and wellbeing. Gardening not only reduces stress and combats high blood pressure, but it can reduce mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

There is no doubt that gardening connects us with nature. Spending time in the garden and with nature helps us to relax and destress. It helps us feel more at peace with ourselves, with our thoughts and …

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5 Jun, 2019

Disability in relationships

This subject has received the most coverage over the years because it’s something I needed to explore more than any other blog, having come into a relationship with a disability I didn’t know I had.

When anyone is born with a disability, they won’t always know how their disability will physically, mentally, psychologically or emotionally manifest itself, let alone how they will function in their relationships …

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3 Jun, 2019

Cognitive dissonance

Have you ever had conflicting thoughts, where you know in your heart you should follow one particular path, but then you’re given, or you hear some news that pulls you in another direction and you end up making a different decision?

It’s only later, when we revisit the situation and we’ve managed to convince ourselves we’ve made the right decision that …

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2 Jun, 2019