Peer pressure

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There were probably many times in school when your friends talked you into doing something you wouldn’t have otherwise done. While peer pressure can easily influence the judgment of children, some may wrongly believe that this aspect of life ends once we graduate high school. The fact is, peer pressure continues throughout the rest of our lives; it merely changes to coincide with adult circumstances.

The main reason we may follow suit is to become part of the greater whole. We all want to belong to a group of some kind, to interact with those around us so that we become accepted. So what happens …

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8 Jan, 2014

Lauren’s story

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Join Me! “Make Lemon Aide for Cerebral Palsy!”  Have a Lemonade Stand!

What would you do if YOU KNEW you couldn’t fail?  Let’s take fear out of the equation! What are YOUR biggest dreams? What if one day you would not KNOW?  Visualize this… You walk into a crowded room and no one is staring at you from head to toe with curiosity in their eyes.  Or your mother doesn’t say to you stand up tall and heal toe …

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3 Dec, 2013

Michaela’s story

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Alison Kjeldgaard from World of Children Award has contacted me and told me about Michaela Mycroft, a 19-year-old girl who has cerebral palsy and who is an international advocate for children with disabilities. World of Children Award will be honoring Michaela at their annual Awards Ceremony on November 7.

Born with cerebral palsy, 19-year-old Michaela Chaeli Mycroft sees her disability as a unique opportunity to speak around the world as an “ability advocate,” working toward a global community …

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4 Nov, 2013

Nutritional Therapy

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An introduction to Nutritional Therapy

Food’s influence on our health was recognised over two thousand years ago by Hippocrates who said, Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” and this is upheld by research, which is beginning to demonstrate the enormous potential that many nutrients have in the treatment of degenerative diseases, chronic conditions and even the …

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21 Oct, 2013

Myofascial massage

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Massage is a relaxing therapy enjoyed by many, but did you know there are many different types of massage? In general massage works on the muscles, warming them and helping remove toxins and encouraging them to relax and release tension. This can be very beneficial but often the connective tissue surrounding the muscles does not release and consequently old tensions return.

Myofascial release massage works with the body’s connective tissue to encourage it to release and reduce tension and restrictions. Research investigating Myofascial release therapy for children with …

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22 Sep, 2013

Jessica’s story

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Robyn Short from the Toronto Rehab Foundation has contacted me and told me about a young woman called Jessica Coriat who has Cerebral Palsy. I was again very touched by her story and would like to share it with you all.

My name is Jessica Coriat. I am 23 years old and I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Growing up, I was constantly in pain and had become accustomed to my body often not doing what I wanted …

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18 Sep, 2013

Ryan’s story

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I have been contacted by a young man called Ryan and was very touched by his story and would like to share it with you all.

My name is Ryan and I’m 31 years old. I was supposed to be born on April 18 1982 but instead was born January 24 1982. I weighed 1 lb 15.5 ounces. My brain haemorrhaged at birth and I almost died …

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31 Aug, 2013

Dealing with panic attacks

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5 Ways to Naturally Deal with Panic Attacks

Living with chronic health problems is difficult enough, but many of those that live through chronic health issues also deal with panic attacks – an anxiety disorder that causes severe feelings of debilitating anxiety and panic, especially with regard to one’s health. This anxiety …

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13 Jul, 2012
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