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
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?
Listening to your body and making conscious lifestyle choices will lead you to a calmer existence.
Most of you know the merits of meditation and mindfulness. Enabling quiet pause, reflection and steadiness in the here and now. Allowing worrying thoughts to pass you on by in those precious moments. But what if you could somehow adopt these practices for more than the 10–20 mins you perhaps do it each day? What if you could do it more continuously? What might that look like?
Continue reading 8 ways to live with mindfulness
Finding a better life through chronic illness. Say what? Can those two things coexist? For me, they do.
It’s been two years since my wheels came off quite spectacularly. It’s been two years of major body and life discovery. Not only about this health doo dah and what it now means for my life but also how, unbeknowns to me, this health condition had been working its magic in the background prepping me for my big fall.
It had been there all along waiting for its special moment to shine.
Continue reading I got sick and got a life
Something happens when you slow down, switch off and get quiet. Real confidence.
Being a go getter for much of my life, my confidence came from achieving, doing more, being recognized for my contribution and ‘a job well done’.
I became addicted to it.
Climbing the ladder, getting more money and achieving that recognition was synonymous with how I felt about myself.
It felt good. That pay rise, that promotion, that deadline achieved. The more I did the better it felt.
Or so I thought.
Continue reading Confidence through quietening
A deeply ingrained habit is to go fast — but let’s slow things down.
Ever since I can remember, Mum encouraged me to be independent and to get a good education. I’ve also had the role model of a father from a family of go getters, always achieving, always coming up with new ideas and incessant thinkers. Add to that being brought up in a fast world and out comes a very driven and constantly achieving young woman living life like it’s a race.
Continue reading How to stop living life like it’s a race
Is your smart phone or tablet ruling your life? How joined at the hip are you? Go on be honest.
Well they have made quite a big impression on my life and our family life as I am sure they have yours. And they definitely contribute toward a day with too much in it and a body/mind in overload. Here’s us…
Continue reading Confession: I’m mad about my phone