I can remember as clearly as if it was yesterday, sitting in the dining room of our family home, staring at the plaque on the wall. We’d had it for years and the words always provided me with a sense of comfort and security. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence … Continue reading Hope, Faith And Our Need For Dreams To Come True
"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 … Continue reading It’s Time To Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like!
You would be forgiven for thinking this is a Valentine’s Day post given the title I’ve chosen. Please rest assured it’s not. It’s a continuation of my musings about acceptance being the gateway to a new life. Acceptance is not a sad resignation, it’s the pathway to peace, happiness and freedom from prolonged grief. For me … Continue reading Old Loves, New Loves
Sometimes the path ahead in life can seem a little unclear. Sometimes we are faced with a range of life choices, almost too many, which often complicate matters and require a great deal of thought....too much thought!! Sometimes we have limited choices, none of which are particularly helpful, so instead of moving forward we feel … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do!
One thing chronic illness guarantees is uncertainty. One thing a global pandemic, in the form of COVID-19, guarantees is uncertainty. No matter how much we might like to think we have things under control, our bodies, diseases, unexpected life events, loss of loved ones, always find a way of creating times of chaos, confusion, fear … Continue reading Facing An Uncertain New Year
2021 is literally around the corner! 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 2020 would be. I doubt a rampant, infectious virus, creating a … Continue reading You Don’t Have To See The Whole Staircase!
As I wake to a beautiful Christmas sunrise in Australia, I soak in the peace and quiet and reflect on how blessed I am to live in such a lovely country. While I'm used to a chronically ill isolated life, I'm so aware a COVID Christmas crisis is affecting so many lives globally and within … Continue reading Christmas COVID Crisis – Can Christmas Really Be Cancelled?
"Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la" 🎵🎶 Is it? Do you feel jolly or do you feel exhausted, stressed? Do you feel overwhelmed by your chronic illness, which refuses to understand Christmas is fast approaching, and you really could do with feeling healthy for the festive … Continue reading Decking The Halls And Creating Comfort And Joy At Christmas
If you constantly question your reality and worry about the future, you are not alone. I was honoured this week to be invited to team with The Mighty to write an email newsletter, focusing on dealing with the "What If's" of Life. I hope my experience of living with a rare progressive disease, along with … Continue reading Right Now I’m Thinking…..What If?
I'm so excited to share my latest Podcast interview with my long time friend and work collaegue, Kaye South. Her amazing story of living with a benign brain tumour, beating bowel cancer, severe Scoliosis, and so much more, is one not to be missed. Despite such serious, debilitating health issues, Kaye has travelled the world … Continue reading My Third Podcast Interview Is So Special….Introducing Kaye South