Health + Wellbeing / 01.02.2018

Due to Cerebral Palsy I struggle to walk backwards it is a lot easier to move forwards. Yet in life, figuratively speaking, I can bolt in the opposite direction at a moment’s notice. But I don’t want to be who I once was: full of fear and anxiety, lacking confidence and, at times due to these things, afraid to try; because let’s be honest not many of us like to fail even though falling down is a natural part of life. I read on Instagram one day that...

Health + Wellbeing / 28.09.2017

Last week when I wrote about 10 Things I Am Learning through My Journey with Depression I really surprised and hurt some of my family and friends. Why? Because I revealed an underlining thought pattern that has been with me for as long as I can remember. I am a burden. Four simple words that have wreaked havoc in the way I do life. I have physical limitations that come with a life touched by Cerebral Palsy. There are daily challenges and impossibilities, such as I can’t put on...

Health + Wellbeing / 17.08.2017

I have always had low confidence in myself period. It doesn’t matter which area of life we are talking about from my appearance to my talents low confidence seems to be the trademark. Do I want this? If a person was to describe me, what would they say? In the past, especially with my talents, I would manage to turn a compliment into self- induced pressure. I would stress about living up to that compliment next time. During my childhood I had more confidence in comparison to my teen...

Self Love / 15.06.2017

Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” For a long time I went about life as though love was conditional, based on my performance, even for my own family. I had to be smarter, prettier, you name it I had to be it in order for the people around me to love me – or so I thought. It has been only of recent (as of last year) that I truly realised; that as I love the people around me,...

Self Love / 01.06.2017

Psalm 139:15 -16 “My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” On Tuesday I had my first National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) planning meeting. It was basically an information gathering session for them to ensure the supports put in place suit me, my lifestyle and my goals....

Health + Wellbeing / 18.05.2017

2 Timothy 2:20 – 21 “In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.” This week I have been preparing with Jesus to share a different part of my journey in life to a different live audience. This time I won’t...

Health + Wellbeing / 30.03.2017

Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I am always looking for the next adventure. I struggle to live in the moment. If you’re wondering why that is, perhaps part of the reason lies in my past. When life got painful or difficult (Letting Go and Beautiful Scars) I was always hopeful of a new chapter, it spurred me on. Yet the downside of this, is, if you are always looking for something new...

Self Love / 08.12.2016

Philippians 4:13 “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” I hate labels. I hate boxes. They are so confining, restricting and suffocating. I thought I always had two options to either run and I mean run in the opposite direction to any label imposed or climb into the tiny little box of expectation and stay there. For a long time I chose option A, I would do just about anything to prove I was just like everyone else and didn’t have a disability although I very...

Self Love / 27.10.2016

Proverbs 3:5 – 6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths. We all have a past. That past has shaped us into the people we are today. Sometimes though, we struggle with the events that moulded us, making us wish they just weren’t part of our story. For too long I have despised (yes I just said despised) parts of my life which I have had little to no control...