how schizophrenic are we?

I promised my friend I would write a blog on this topic. she is one of those amazing peeps who lives with a condition and she lives with courage and dignity. I am not going to say anything more about her but she knows she’s on my mind as I write this. it’s awful how…

Torture Survivors- A Particular Group of Persons with Disabilities

Originally posted on sanotorture:
3 December is International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The South African No Torture Consortium knows that survivors of torture are living with visible and invisible disabilities which prevent their full participation in life. South Africa has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which means that…

Facing pain

Originally posted on Riekie Greyling:
I took these photographs. Like I usually do. Almost thoughtlessly. Without deliberating the subject. Or the essence behind my motive. Only seeing the bigger picture. Until now. When I zoomed in. And focused. And saw the pain and suffering I exposed. Capturing a lifetime of anguish. And agony. With a…

Hyperfocusing vs. multitasking

Originally posted on Bird Flight:
I have read that some people with ADHD/ADD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) have a tendency to hyperfocus on one task, subject, or topic, while others have difficulty focusing on any one thing at all. I don’t have ADHD or ADD, but people close to me have drawn attention to my…

Day 103

Originally posted on tired of treading water:
I’m on 103 days now which is one week away from my longest ever adult sober period. Although the last couple of weeks post-crash haven’t been easy they been a valuable learning experience. Time has applied its miraculous balm, giving me the peace and perspective to reflect clearly…

WHAT NEWBORNS CAN DO

Originally posted on ububeletrust:
By: Amy Shirley, Counselling Psychologist There are many people who believe that newborn babies only begin to really become aware of their surroundings and able to interact with those around them after a few months in the world, or when they start walking or talking. In fact, much research has shown…

Pragmatic parent-school partnerships

Originally posted on Judith Ancer:
You’re a concerned parent and you’ve laid the foundation for your child’s educational success. Your home is full of books. You read or tell stories to your kid in bed. She likes conducting experiments, doing puzzles with you or reading an endless stream of bad jokes from her joke book.…

The good earth

Originally posted on Riekie Greyling:
The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. – James Allen Every morning I see you in your garden. Planting. Weeding. Touching different…