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

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

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

Nature vs nurture

Nature refers to the genetic and hereditary factors that influence who we are, from our physical appearance to our personalities, whereas nurture refers to all the environmental factors which impact who we are, including our early childhood experiences, how we were raised, our social relationships, and our surrounding culture.

The nature versus nurture debate is one of the oldest debated topics in psychology. Different branches of psychology have tended to take a one versus the other approach. The longstanding debate …

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5 Sep, 2019

Ego & resistance to change

We know that the ego is a place where untruths prevent us from confronting reality, but when we take the ego away, we manoeuvre ourselves into reality. We work with our own thinking.

It is our reality that has the answers our ego doesn’t want us to confront. But working from the ego means we will continue to make excuses for the things we don’t want to do, preventing us from seeing our …

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3 Sep, 2019

Feelings of isolation

Feelings of isolation isn’t just us feeling physically isolated. We can have people around us and still feel emotionally isolated.

But however, or why you’re feeling isolated, it is important you understand why. Think about what is causing you to have feelings of isolation. Is it something in your past, is something happening around you …

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30 Aug, 2019

Setting a positive tone

Every day we set the tone through our words, actions and energy. Our tone is either the making or breaking of us, it’s important we think about that.

But what we say, how we behave, the energy we bring into our relationships, into each situation and interaction are the required tools moving us towards each desired outcome. We have the opportunity to …

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28 Aug, 2019

Meat Proteins & Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition usually associated with ageing in which bone density decreases, making us more susceptible to breaks and fractures.

Researchers from Cornell University have found that reducing the amount of meat in the diet may do more to reduce the risk of osteoporosis than increasing calcium intake. A series of studies conclude that …

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24 Aug, 2019

We need actions, not words

It’s not enough just to talk about things. We must act on the things we talk about. Actions must manifest our words. If we hurt someone it’s not enough for us to say sorry. We need to show people we’re genuinely sorry.

When it comes to an apology, how we apologise is how we will put things right. All apologies must clear the path for emotional …

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21 Aug, 2019