This week the hairdresser noticed how much thinner my hair is and showed me around the back where it's breaking away at the ends. I've been noticing it for a while now but it seems really easy to ignore things you hope will improve and not notice how long its been going on. Like my neighbour, … Continue reading Taking note of hair loss (& everything!)
They're easy to read Lists gives you a sense of achievement People like to see items on lists they've already completed to check them off No imagination on the part of the writers? Attention spans are ... Have you noticed they never seem to go much higher than the mid-teens? Think about the psychology. I've read listicles citing the three … Continue reading The rise of the listicle – why is everything in list form these days?
Yesterday I visited the third new doctor at Integrative Health Solutions (the other two having left shortly after I saw them!) and came away with a new term for what they think is going on with me. HPA Axis Dysregulation. Turns out, according to the literature they gave me, it's the correct term for what people label … Continue reading Another new diagnosis
I had a feeling of contentment that I knew, even if I never achieved anything else in life, that would be ok. or He always told me, his Mum and his sister, that he wasn't going to live very long. He knew it, so he had to pack a lot into his 28 years. And … Continue reading Which statement best describes you?
I was surprised today to see it's been over 2 weeks since I last posted. I've got 7 drafts waiting to be worked on and one big one in my mind about my experiences in the last year. While I've wanted to write, I just haven't found the time. Life feels full of stress and this last … Continue reading I’m in a bit of a funny place
I don't even know what the Types are, but perhaps Type A might be characterised by the obsessive googling I do in search of answers for questions, such as 'what is a Type A personality?' And surely, the dudes behind this theory never thought it'd get picked up so widely did they, otherwise I'm sure … Continue reading Am I a Type A?
Inspired and motivated by a good friend this week, I've recognised that since my illness I've become very interested in nutrition and not only what we put in our bodies but what we put on them and our skin. Having experienced a limited life through illness for almost a full year now I have started to … Continue reading Homemade Coconut scrub versus Store bought
... some things I did to ease the bad feelings from this morning was firstly, writing the post 'Convalescing'. It helped to get a lot of those thoughts and feelings out. Second, I gave myself some time. After our usual library/singing visit with my daughter, I took her to family day care and went home to do … Continue reading I just want to add…
And there it was, quite obviously in front of me all that time. You know how the iPhones create index pages of Safari browsers so you can keep them loaded whilst browsing on another (maybe you don't?). Sometimes they get so ridiculously stacked up with TED talks and links that I want to read, that I just go … Continue reading The fault in our Cinnamon
"What did you dream last night?" my daughter asked me this morning. It's a common question from her, at 3 she's very interested in dreams already. I didn't want to tell her about the nightmare that woke me at 2am last night and stopped me from getting back to sleep for an hour or more. I was … Continue reading The Secret to Nightmares