**Includes Health Update** I decided I wanted a name that points to life, hope, and renewal. Something that makes me smile when I say it and gives me a sense of light heartedness.
My Medical Musings…..The Book Is Available Now
I’m so excited to announce my book is now widely available, across Australia and the globe, and published by ImagineWe Publishers. The book is a collection of my most popular blog posts, with new content included as I share my memoirs. It has been a lifelong dream to write a book and I feel incredibly blessed … Continue reading My Medical Musings…..The Book Is Available Now
In 2010 I was in my mid 40’s, at the height of my career as an Executive Manager in a major bank. In April of 2010, I was getting ready to take 6 weeks long service leave to spend some quality time with my beautiful husband. We were going on a road trip, through South … Continue reading My Story
‘Twas The Night Before Surgery…..
It's 2.30 am, and I'm writing a blog post. I must be mad. I should be enjoying a good dream at this time of the early morning.
Silver Linings, Despite Difficulties
"The quiet words spoken to us that morning brought amazing peace and linked beautifully into the promise of a safe path for our future."
The Wound Doctor’s & Co Podcast….My Interview Discussing Chronic Illness and the Doctor Patient Relationship.
47% of Australians live with a chronic disease, and Samantha Moss is one of them. We talk to her about how she manages her wounds, how she stays positive, and how health professionals can better care for people with long-term conditions
You May Have a Physical Disability, But Your Home Doesn’t Need To Look Disabled Too!
One of the things I have always loved is Interior Design. After working crazy hours, when I was able to work, I would like nothing better than to spend the weekend at home. It’s always been my happy place. As a young girl I loved creating a new look in my bedroom regularly, using different … Continue reading You May Have a Physical Disability, But Your Home Doesn’t Need To Look Disabled Too!
Embracing The Chronic Disease Circle of Change
(Warning: Some images in this blog post may be confronting) My approach to any life changing event always starts with making time to stop and think. It’s crucial to be deliberate and focused when dealing with change.
Can You Live With Chronic Illness And Still Be Optimistic?
I choose to be happy despite the cross of chronic illness. In fact, I have found I can be joyful because of my chronic illness!!
To Share or Not To Share? That is the Question.
As a writer, it's a question I constantly ask myself. My aim is to ensure no one is left guessing and I reduce the risk of misunderstanding.
Taking Time to Reflect
Turning off Netflix and listening to the silence filling the room, can be so relaxing. Suddenly the birds outside can be heard tweeting, rather than Twitter chirping at you with a notification on your phone.
What Does A “Chronically Ill Contented Life” Really Look Like?
Rather than expecting a perfect life filled with halcyon days, I choose to love and cherish the moments of my life where I can engage with some of the activities I enjoy.