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Finding your purpose is crucial. Here’s why.

Are you an aimless wanderer in life? Do you ever wonder what you’re meant to be doing with your life? If you feel like you’ve lost your way, then perhaps it’s time you thought about finding your purpose.

Purpose: ‘the reason for which something exists’

What’s all the fuss about purpose?

‘Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose’ Helen Keller

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Linda: Living well with chronic illness

My last post in this new series about living well with chronic illness was about Brittany and her love of coffee. This week I would like to introduce Linda, another chronic illness blogger, who lives in a most beautiful part of the world and gets to work with my favourite sweet treat – chocolate!

Life with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

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Why exercise with dysautonomia is hard

If you’re living with dysautonomia, you’ve probably been told to exercise to improve your predicament. However, it doesn’t always work out that way. Here’s my story of why exercise with dysautonomia is hard.

Previous Spesh set me on a routine of daily cardio to grow my blood volume and recondition me and my muscles back to health.  At least, that was the plan.

Here’s a bit of before and after of what has resulted: Continue reading Why exercise with dysautonomia is hard

Brittany Wattenbarger: Living well with chronic illness

One of the things I aim to do with this website is offer inspiration to others faced with illness in living their lives as best they can.

This is the first article in a series of feature posts called “Living Well with Chronic Illness” and I am extremely pleased to introduce Brittany Wattenbarger, of A Southern Celiac, as my first guest.  Drum roll please… Continue reading Brittany Wattenbarger: Living well with chronic illness

5 ways to reduce your stress response

Pausing the brain’s pathways can reduce your stress.

What do you notice about your responses when you are stressed?

How much are they tinged with emotion vs rational commentary?

Notice how you might be short with people, impatient, blunt, perhaps angry?

We are built that way.

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Are you running your life?

How much of your day runs like a to-do list rather than one of pure enjoyment and fulfilment?

One day, 18 months ago, as I sat by a riverbank, I contemplated my health issues, my life and what my next steps were going to be.

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My daily specials of dreams, hangovers and fatigue

This is me. The dreamer. The hungover. The fatigued. Daily specials on my menu of life. Here’s a taste…

Every morning, to varying degrees depending on how busy my day was previously, I wake in a fog. A pea soup kind of fog. Feeling like I’ve been somewhere half the night.

In another mad dream. With people I don’t know, writing the story as I go. Continue reading My daily specials of dreams, hangovers and fatigue