We all know the saying; "When life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade" It conjures up the notion of strength, determination, optimism, resourcefulness, resilience. All characteristics I've drawn on to deal with the "chronic illness lemons" continuously thrown at me. My lemons often feel like tennis balls in one of those practice machines. … Continue reading Let’s Make Some Lemonade!
Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like, and celebrating it for everything that it is” – Mandy Hale What an insightful quote! There is so much simplicity to it, yet it is full of depth and wisdom.When we live with Chronic Illness, it’s very easy to fall … Continue reading Your Ticket To A New Life…..(Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like)
Sometimes laughter is the best medicine, especially when chronic illness turns the simple act of going to bed, into a circus act.I’m no poet, but as my husband and I recovered from last night’s antics over our morning coffee, our conversation ignited a tiny bit of poetic creativity:As I lay me down to sleepMy naughty … Continue reading As I Lay Me Down To Sleep…. Who Am I Kidding!
I have neglected my Podcast since June last year for various reasons. I'm so happy to be back with my first episode for 2022. One of my goals ticked already! I hope you find it helpful as you start your own journey into 2022. Lots of love, Sam xx (My Podcast can be streamed on … Continue reading My First Podcast for 2022….I’m Back!
If you love the original Mary Poppins movie, you will be very familiar with one of the songs sung by Dick Van Dyke, “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” I love the lyrics and melody. It conjures up happy childhood memories. I had the Mary Poppins album and would play it in my bedroom, on my … Continue reading A New Year….A Blank Canvas
Wow... Medical Musings With Friends, my online support forum, is turning 5 years old on the 14th January. I also started this blog, My Medical Musings, 7 years ago in January 2015. It's definitely a month of milestones! Both of these are my main daily focus since medically retiring and I am so grateful to have … Continue reading A Month of Musing Milestones!!
As a New Year starts it’s usual to think about the year ahead and set goals, both for your personal and business life, and perhaps plan holidays or other adventures. I did for years. It’s summer in Australia and generally, Christmas to the end of January, is known as the holiday season. Schools are closed … Continue reading The Dreaded New Year Question!!
2022 is upon us!A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year?One thing is certain, none of us really know.This time last year, none of us knew how challenging 2021 would continue to be. I doubt a rampant, infectious virus, creating an ongoing and seemingly … Continue reading Our Tapestry of Life
If at first you don't succeed….. Christmas Day Crisis Christmas Day was pretty much a right off for me. I was so unwell with a stoma blockage which caused many issues, including my pain medication not being absorbed. On Christmas Day I always like to wear a new outfit. It's been a long time tradition … Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed….”
Every now and again it’s really good to stop and take stock.The end of the year, and the lead up to Christmas, is a perfect time to let go of a few things and make some space to slow down a little.After all, it is the season of “Comfort and Peace”, as opposed to what … Continue reading Blogging Off…Merry Christmas and Thank you!