My tips on how to get a new life – finding confidence through quietening.
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 How to Get a New Life – Chapter 6 “Finding Confidence”
My latest musings on living with dysautonomia and EDS that I shall call “The Rise and Fall of the Red Card!”
A tale of attempting silence by non verbal cues in my house… (Anyone that knows my house will know where this is going…)
Talking and laughing, the things that we all take for granted, are the things that I can no longer do a great deal of. Which is a complete shit because, hey, who doesn’t like doing those things? It’s called fun, right?
Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 10
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.
Continue reading Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 4 “Living Life Like It’s a Race”
My tips on how to get a new life – this one’s called “My Wobbly Quest to Achieving the Simple 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 How to Get a New life – Chapter 5 “Achieving the Simple Life”
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…
Continue reading Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 3 “I’m Mad about my Phone”
My tips on finding how to get a new life – for those of us who don’t know who we are any more this is for you…!
So you’ve worked out that something needs to change.
Or perhaps change has been foisted on you and it’s something you have no choice in.
You need to slow down or do something different and create a new you but you’re not sure what it means or how you can even make it happen.
Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 4 “Me, New, Who?”
What it feels like living with dysautonomia and EDS – like I’ve joined “Adrenergics Anonymous”!
Adrenaline, my adrenergic tendencies and I have become very acquainted. It’s my side kick in life.
It’s a bit like your favourite tipple at the pub when someone asks ‘what’s your poison?’. You lap it up at the time but suffer from the effects of it big time when you’ve done it to excess. And having had to live with the excess side of things since 2014, when my body just went completely haywire, I’ve become quite knowledgeable about its impact.
Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 9 “Adrenergics Anonymous”