Tag Archives: Balance

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

Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 7 “5 Ways to Manage your Stress Response”

How to bring balance in your life – a little know-how on how the brain works and “5 Ways to Manage your Stress Response”

Pausing the brain’s natural 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.

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Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 6 “Are you Running your Life?”

Struggling to cope with finding balance in your life?  Here are some of my musings entitled “Are you running your life?”

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.

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How to Get a New life – Chapter 5 “Achieving the Simple Life”

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.

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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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How to Get a New Life – Chapter 4 “Me, New, Who?”

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.

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Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 9 “Adrenergics Anonymous”

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.

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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”