Are you tired of working in a place where you feel your best is not good enough?
Do you dread going into work every day because the environment leaves you feeling sick? Are you in a job you hate?
Are you feeling totally burnt out like you’ve been left on the career grill plate too long? A friend of mine found herself in one of these unfortunate positions, she chose to resign and is now contemplating life. She’s not alone. In fact, finding yourself in this predicament is unfortunately very common place.
So it was with some fervor that I summarized this particular conversation with my friend. The dilemma we mused was how to bring in enough (money), doing that thing you love without flogging yourself at the same time. Hmm, OK, where to start?
Continue reading How to become the artist of your life
To look at me is to look at anyone else.
I look like a typical 40 something with the confidence you would expect of someone who has been in her profession for 25 years. If you are talking with me, you would likely also make the assumption that I hold down a full time job. Like everyone else who looks and sounds a bit like me.
Except, I can’t.
I share my life with a chronic illness.
Continue reading How I found a way to work despite chronic illness
Three years after things went awry with this body of mine, I’ve now got myself to a much better place. It’s taken some effort to work out what’s worked and what hasn’t. So, I thought it was about time I took stock and wrote part II of my Goldilocks ‘just right’ plan in the form of my own top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)!
So here are the “hits” for your enjoyment…
Continue reading My top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and EDS
Please welcome Shawn Bethea to the Living Well series!
Shawn suffers from Ulcerative Colitis and has lived with it for pretty much all her young life (she first started getting sick when she was around 11 years old).
Continue reading Shawn Bethea: Living well with chronic illness
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.
Continue reading 5 ways to reduce your stress response
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.
Continue reading Are you running your life?
I am on a quest for a simple life. A life that my body can handle. A life that I feel relaxed and calm in and can experience some silence in. A life that I can be myself in. Whoever that is.
But today, I don’t feel like I’m doing very well at it.
Continue reading My wobbly quest for the simple life