My Book Journey

When I started to put my first book together, I had no idea what form it would take. My book journey started so that I could understand my life around a disability I didn’t know I had. Not knowing what my symptoms were, it was important I brought them together in a safe, self-contained and non-judgmental way.

Looking back on ‘My Book’ and using reflection, it would also have been easy for me to write about my experiences negatively, to continue to see those negatively, but what would have been the point …

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24 Jun, 2020

My Book and Covid_19

I am fortunate my book was published on the 2nd January 2020, a few days before Covid_19 hit the headlines in the UK. Nothing else was said or done about Covid_19, until the UK went into lock down on the 23rd March.

Then on the 26th February 2020 my book was published in the States. The way the pandemic is being handled by the UK …

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13 Jun, 2020

My spiritual journey

My Book Cerebral Palsy: ‘A Story’ Finding the Calm after the Storm is not only about my experiences and my life it is my spiritual journey.

I know that what I have shared in the book, will provide you with an insight into your own lives. Although it is not substitute for your own intuition, it will allow you to understand and follow your own inner …

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2 Jun, 2020

Without full closure

In the book I talk about my disability, going into detail, growing up not knowing I had a disability or what that was. My biggest struggle was not piecing together the truth behind others not wanting to know about my disability.

Not knowing about my disability or what my symptoms were growing up made it harder because I wanted to talk about how I felt. When I found out about my disability it was already too late, I was …

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19 May, 2020

My Book’s valuable lessons

Although my Book brings clarity and closure around my disability, in my personal life, life hasn’t changed. The book hasn’t changed attitudes.

My Book teaches me many valuable lessons. We have to know who we are and be okay with what we do, regardless of other people’s thinking on what we do. To stay emotionally well, we must care less about …

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7 May, 2020

Reviewing my book

Books need reviews. Without reviews it would be difficult to know how well a book is being received, or whether the book sets out to achieve what it intended. It’s true, everyone can write, but not everyone is a writer. It’s not a new belief or saying.

If it’s a matter of putting pen to paper we can all do that, but there’s an art to writing, getting our thoughts out in a way that entices the reader to keep reading, for them to want to read more. It’s not for us to say we …

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17 Apr, 2020

Your reviews help others

I want to thank everyone who has been kind enough to buy my book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm after the Storm’ from Amazon UK and Amazon US.

But sadly, unless you’ve reached their spending criteria, which on is $50, and £40 on Amazon UK you are not eligible to forward a review for the book, even though your sale is a verified …

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10 Apr, 2020

The Whole Story

When we come to understand our lives we will know the whole story, why our lives turn out the way they do. I couldn’t have done what I have without me understanding the whole story.

Without understanding the whole story, I would never understand myself. It is because I understand my life that I understand myself. For the first time I feel comfortable being who I am. Let’s face …

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3 Apr, 2020

My book in difficult times

Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm after the Storm’ – I use my experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change which are particularly helpful through these difficult times.

If everything feels big and scary, if you’re struggling to get your head around the Coronavirus, if you’re struggling to get your head around social isolation for any length of time, if you’re worrying about …

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25 Mar, 2020