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

How to Get a New Life – Chapter 10 “My 3 Big Things”

A little round up of my tips on how to get a new life that I’m calling “My 3 Big Things to Finding Freedom in Life”

Ever since getting sick, I’ve somehow managed to continue pursuing my passions and I’ve found unexpected freedom as a result.

So, I thought I would share the 3 big things I’ve done that have led me to finding freedom in my life.

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Finding Balance in the Madness – Chapter 9 “How to Work Differently”

Are you tired of working in a place where you feel your best is not good enough?

Do you dread going into work every day because the environment leaves you feeling sick? Are you in a job you hate? Are you feeling totally burnt out like you’ve been left on the career grill plate too long?

A friend of mine found herself in one of these unfortunate positions, she chose to resign and is now contemplating life. She’s not alone. In fact, finding yourself in this predicament is unfortunately very common place.

So it was with some fervor that I summarized this particular conversation with my friend. The dilemma we mused was how to work differently, to bring in enough (money), doing that thing you love without flogging yourself at the same time.

So, let’s get started..

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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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How to Work with Chronic Illness

“How I Found a Way to Work Despite Chronic Illness”

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.

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Living with Dysautonomia and EDS – Chapter 13 “My Top 10 Countdown”

“My top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and EDS”

It’s been a few years since things went awry with this body of mine.  I’ve now got myself to a much better place but it’s taken some effort to work out what’s worked and what hasn’t. So, I thought it was 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 EDS!

So here are the “hits” for your enjoyment…

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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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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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