This week, I would like to introduce you to Nikki Albert who runs the brainlessblogger blog. Nikki manages chronic migraines, fibromyalgia and major depressive disorder. Here’s her frank and insightful account of her story.
Finding freedom in my life is a relatively new discovery for me and something I’ve become very passionate about. Ever since getting sick, I’ve somehow managed to continue pursuing my passions and I’ve found unexpected freedom as a result.
So to mark the end of a very different year for me workwise and lifestyle wise, I thought I would share the 3 big things I’ve done that have led me to finding freedom in my life.
This week I’d like to introduce Candice Mes. Candice lives in South Africa and currently works as an Occupational Therapist (OT). She’s walked a long and, at times, very trying road with her health and tells us how she lives well with chronic illness here.
I have written the following post in collaboration with Sam Moss of My Medical Musings and I have referenced some of the posts that Sam has written there. It makes for powerful reading in terms of what you can do to better manage your personal circumstances when you find yourself in a place of despair. Her learnings will also help anyone undergoing change when that change is occurring through choice.
Here’s some of her story.
How often do you hear the phrase ‘don’t sweat the small stuff”?
Most heard at a point where you are doing exactly that. And, why? Because all perspective has simply gone flying out the window. You’re juggling too much. You’re in overwhelm. You don’t know which bit to jump on and tackle next.
Small stuff all of a sudden got big.
To look at me is to look at anyone else.
I look like a typical 40 something with the confidence you would expect of someone who has been in her profession for 25 years. If you are talking with me, you would likely also make the assumption that I hold down a full time job. Like everyone else who looks and sounds a bit like me.
Except, I can’t.To look at me is to look at anyone else. Or is it? Click To Tweet
I share my life with a chronic illness.
Three years after things went awry with this body of mine, I’ve now got myself to a much better place. It’s taken some effort to work out what’s worked and what hasn’t. So, I thought it was about time I took stock and wrote part II of my Goldilocks ‘just right’ plan in the form of my own top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (Hypermobility Type)!
So here are the “hits” for your enjoyment…