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Stories about lifestyle change for those with a chronic health condition or anyone else needing to slow down

Is your ‘unwanted house guest’ leading you to a new life?

A gorgeous coaching mentor read this poem out loud on a Teleclass I was doing.  It really resonated with me given I have my own version of an unwanted house guest that forced me to change my life and slow down.  Take a moment to read it: Continue reading Is your ‘unwanted house guest’ leading you to a new life?

Meditating like a mad woman!

If you had asked me two years ago what I thought about meditation, you would have got a scoff, a sniff and even perhaps an eyeball roll.

I had had some experience of trying it before but I often came out wondering what visualising, body scanning and breathing actually did for me (other than the obvious!!).

What I hadn’t appreciated was the calm I often felt during and after doing it.  Me thinks now my head was probably just buzzing a bit much for me to see the wood for the trees!! Continue reading Meditating like a mad woman!

Quote of the day

“Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become”

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The inaugural old nag post with **profanity warning**

Fuck.  It.  Here goes.

I’ve been sitting, pondering about officially launching this blog for months.  A contact of mine said “dude, press go, what have you got to lose?” The truth is very little.  I’ve been holding off going public with reams of diary entries I have written over the last 6 months worrying about how this will affect the work I’ve been doing and thinking by some miracle my condition will pass.  Maybe it still will.  I didn’t want to look like a fraud (you know I might roll over one day and be restored back to the manufacturer’s settings??) but realistically I’ve been fooling myself thinking, at this point, that I can resume  a “normal” working life.  Whatever that is anymore.  Dream on. My work has been suffering anyway.  In fact I’m having to completely rethink it.

I think I can safely say after all this time a new normal is required. Continue reading The inaugural old nag post with **profanity warning**

Quote of the day

“I may not know where I’m going, but I’ll be damned if I’m going back where I’ve been”

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