Things have been getting better for me. Progress is slow but I can tell it’s happening especially when I read back over my blogs of the last few years. A constant question that bothers me however, is why? And not so much the existential why me and why did this happen, but a more practical, … Continue reading Day 30: Giving up why
I’m really tired. What I think is happening now is that my body is doing a decent job of recovering and continuing to find strength and get on with life but my mind is over-worked. It’s worrying and thinking and turning over situations, questioning everything, trying to find answers and work out what happened and … Continue reading Day 25: Free from second guessing
Today’s been pretty good and I’ve had quite a bit of extra energy. I don’t want to claim huge results but even a 10% increase in energy for me is palpable and evident. Only a few weeks ago in October I was napping regularly when I could during the day and relying on a coffee … Continue reading Day Eight: Pretty good!
Starting the Arbonne 30 days to healthy living plan today was to include giving up alcohol, caffeine, dairy, wheat, sugar - all the stuff we know isn’t great for you - and I’d taken the plan literally, intending to have 2 supplement shakes and keep my ‘healthy’ meal to share with my daughter in the … Continue reading Day One:Fail
I've been writing mostly in a separate diary recently, I'm trying to pour everything out. It works sometimes to keep me writing when I don't feel like pouring it all out into the world. I've noticed I write a lot about 'I' and 'me'. Understandable I suppose but I'm trying to find new ways to … Continue reading Make hay while the sun shines
I can spend hours searching online for answers if the mood strikes me. I fall in and out of feeling the need to search for similar stories to mine and looking for new research, concepts or thoughts. I still feel like I'm looking for what is wrong with me and expecting to find one answer … Continue reading Some lists are good.
One day I will not think about being ill anymore. I will not worry about how many hours of sleep I have had or will get. I won't think about the food I'm eating and wonder if it's hurting my body. I won't have anymore blood tests and everyone will have forgotten this happened. One … Continue reading One day…
This may be the dumbest analogy you've ever read but it dawned on me today that managing recovery from a long-term illness is like handling a child's diet... Bear with me... My 4-year-old does not like vegetables - which 4 year old does? - and trying to get them into her diet is torturous for … Continue reading Dumb analogies
...but there is an 'M' and an 'E'... was always my response when people threw this hackneyed phrase at me in some training session. Not because I didn't believe in working in teams, but just to make light of the laziness of using a saying to try to give emphasis to an agenda. When I left … Continue reading There’s no I in TEAM…
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?