Tag Archives: Relaxation

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

Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 8 “How Not to Sweat the Small Stuff”

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.

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Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 12 “How to Manage Panic Attacks”

One of the symptoms of living with dysautonomia is so-called panic attacks.  Here’s “How to Manage Panic Attacks without Panicking!”

40% of people deal with panic attacks at some point in their life and often in silence.

I think it’s time we lifted the lid and talked about how to manage panic attacks, what they feel like and what can cause them. Continue reading Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 12 “How to Manage Panic Attacks”

Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 5 “8 Ways to Live with Mindfulness”

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?

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How to Get a New Life – Chapter 3 “Discover Some New Dreams”

“How to Stop and Discover Some New Dreams”

One of the best things by far that has come out of my enforced simpler existence has been to re-experience stuff.

Stuff I had forgotten about or stuff I’ve discovered that’s completely new.

Finding out I had a chronic illness has meant a complete rewrite of me and the discovery of some new dreams.  Continue reading How to Get a New Life – Chapter 3 “Discover Some New Dreams”

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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Kami Lingren: Living well with chronic illness

Introducing you to Kami Lingren from Living Grace who is a truly beautiful soul. Kami has been diagnosed with Lyme and a handful of other diagnoses, with dizziness, head pain, bone and joint pain as the most debilitating symptoms. At its worst, her list of symptoms from her illness had grown to nearly 80, which she know so many others can relate to. Thankfully she’s been finally improving this year and her symptom list has become much smaller! Find out how she is living well with chronic illness by reading more…

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