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 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”

How to Get a New Life – Chapter 2 “Freedom to Choose”

How to get a new life – “What Could Freedom to Choose Look Like to You?”

One of things I’ve been forced to do with this thing I have is slow down.

A hard ask for someone who has spent all her life on the go, applying herself with gusto to just about anything and everything.

Unbeknowns to me I had literally been living my life on adrenaline –  I loved being busy, always been like it, never knew anything different, until now.

It was time to seek some freedom from all that.  Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 2 “Freedom to Choose”

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”

Sheryl Chan: Living well with chronic illness

Sheryl Chan runs “A Chronic Voice”, a health, wellness and chronic illness blog.  She shares her experiences in hope that it raises awareness on silent disabilities, and to let others know they are not alone in this.  Here’s a little more on her thoughts about living well with chronic illness.

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