Category Archives: The Hare and The Tortoise

Stories about running fast and how to slow down.

Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 4 “Living Life Like It’s a Race”

How to find more balance in your life – “How to Stop Living Life Like it’s a Race”

A deeply ingrained habit is to go fast — but let’s take a moment to 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.

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Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 3 “I’m Mad about my Phone”

My trials and tribulations of finding balance in life – “Confession: I’m Mad about My Phone!”

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…

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Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 8 “What it Means to be a Spoonie”

What it’s like living with dysautonomia and EDS – what it means to be a spoonie and manage your day according to spoons.  Note: nothing to do with spontaneous acts of spooning – sorry to disappoint! 🙂

Spoonies I’m in some strife and I need your help with my pacing strategies.

This is your call to action….. (Everyone else, strange ‘spoonie’ and ‘spoon’ references will become clearer….)

Life these last few weeks has been ridiculous.  This crazy, stupid, mad woman has been cramming just too much in.  My pacing strategies have gone completely out the window.  And for what? To try and earn some god damn money.  Damn it. Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 8 “What it Means to be a Spoonie”

Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 2 “Breakfast Events are History”

How to find balance in life – “Why Breakfast Events are History”

I am a mother.  I am a wife.  I am a freelance consultant.  I am actually quite a lot of bloody stuff. Now with a health doo dah thrown in.

As I continue to understand this thing I have, I continue to make strides (in a somewhat haphazard way) to battle against the old expectations of myself and to carve out the new me.  Whatever that is.  This week was another one of those weeks where I continued to make progress in rewriting my book of life…specifically my work life.

It was another one of those ‘old expectations’ weeks.  The ‘old chestnut’ that pops up a lot. Continue reading Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 2 “Breakfast Events are History”

Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 1 “Meditating like a Mad Woman”

How to find more balance in your life – by “Meditating like a Mad Woman” of course!

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 Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 1 “Meditating like a Mad Woman”

About Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – “Pushing through Fatigue”

What living with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome feels like – “Pushing through Fatigue”

I just watched a really informative video by Dr Alan Pocinki who specializes in treating patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (link here). Whilst it is specific to EDS and people who have hypermobility the themes in here are very relevant to anyone who suffers from fatigue so read on… Continue reading About Ehlers Danlos Syndrome – “Pushing through Fatigue”