The Power Of Self-Talk

I recently posted a very powerful post on my Facebook and Instagram pages, and I wanted to delve deeper into it. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is wide open?” ~ Rumi You see, the first place that we are imprisoned in is in our own mind. Yes, things happen in life that can drastically alter the course of life, but even in these instances, we still have a choice to remain a victim of our circumstances, or whether we rise regardless of our challenges and rebuild our lives powerfully. That choice is, and always will be yours, and no situation or circumstance will be able to take that away from you. I hear many stories of people who live their lives feeling a victim of what has happened too them, without fully realising that it is a choice that they (subconsciously) make to stay there. I know this, because I was very much there at one stage of my life, and I fiercely believed that it I couldn’t do anything to change my situation. Why? Because that belief was a story that I told myself over and over again, until I believed it with absolute faith. Now, for me, it wasn’t until I started my self-development journey many years ago, did I start to question this belief that I had been carrying around and acting out of for some time. I discovered that my identity was based on a young girl who suffered two major brain injuries, that left me with a multitude of issues and had a devastating effect on my childhood.  I had told myself that my life was always going to be in a state of suffering. And guess what? It was. It would stay that way, until I consciously chose something different. But choosing something … More

No Matter What, I’ve Got This!

“Not everyone can be as positive and grateful after a brain injury as you”. I have heard this statement, or something to the same effect countless times over the years. But let me tell you, it hasn’t all been sunshine and rainbows. After my first brain injury in 1996, life was incredibly difficult. Nothing came easy! I was left with complete right side paralysis, a serious speech impediment, very poor coordination, epilepsy, and a dodgy memory just to name a few in a long list of issues. The icing on the cake came a few short months after – a  second brain haemorrhage.  All of that hard work unravelled faster than a Learjet darting across the sky. There I was again, stripped bare. I hit rock bottom! For years on end, I struggled through the gruelling hours spent in rehabilitation. My childhood a blur of appointments from one specialist to another, surgeries and hours upon hours spent working on all the issues every week. It was relentless and unforgiving to say the least. I struggled. I fell. I fought. I cried. I got angry. I got frustrated. I wished it was different. I wanted to give up….But I didn’t! I was not going to let my brain injury, or any other life struggle beat me. That, I was sure of. I had made up my mind! You see, as humans, we have this extraordinary ability to choose one thought over another. So, I chose to tell myself that ‘no matter what, I’ve got this!’ I said it over and over again, in a million different ways. The more I said it, the more I believed it. The more I believed it, the more my life transformed! No, it wasn’t a quick overnight ‘wham, bam, thank you ma’am’ kind of fix. It took … More