Living with dysautonomia and EDS – “My Daily Specials of Dreams, Hangovers and Fatigue”
This is me. The dreamer. The hungover. The fatigued. Daily specials on my menu of life. Here’s a taste…
Every morning, to varying degrees depending on how busy my day was previously, I wake in a fog. A pea soup kind of fog. Feeling like I’ve been somewhere half the night.
In another mad dream. With people I don’t know, writing the story as I go. Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 11 “My Daily Specials”
Need more balance in your life? Here’s 8 ways to live with more mindfulness.
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 Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 5 “8 Ways to Live with Mindfulness”
How to get a new life when you have a chronic illness. Say what? Can those two things coexist? For me, they do. Here’s “How I Got Sick and Got a Life”….
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 How to Get a New Life – Chapter 7 “How I Got a Life”
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”
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”
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”