(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.
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.
2023 is here!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.As I look back over my life, every year has had highs and lows. Mostly, my life has been exciting and exhilarating. Yes, even the past 12 … Continue reading Our Tapestry Of Life – Another New Year Begins
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v 11 ( New International Version) I love this verse from the Bible. I can’t think of a better verse to read and muse on as we … Continue reading A New Year Promise…Hope In The Midst of Delight and Despair
As Christmas Day fast approaches I imagine most of us, in the chronic illness community, are musing about what we want to realistically achieve over the holiday period. For those of us with chronic disease it can be an incredibly overwhelming time. Just trying to be happy for others, when your body is screaming at … Continue reading Have Yourself A Merry Little “Chronic Illness” Christmas!
I’ve been indulging in Christmas Movies over the past couple of weeks. They've been the perfect distraction from my disease progression and escalating pain levels. They never used to be my thing but the more I watch, the more I fall in love with the beautiful locations they are filmed in, the Christmas scenes and … Continue reading Christmas Connections
I don’t generally suffer from anxiety. It doesn’t mean I don’t get stressed. Of course I do. We all do. My overall health situation can cause significant stress, on occasions, but I accept it is what it is, and I’m continually finding ways to adjust my life to accomodate it. Pain, when it’s at unrelenting … Continue reading Dancing To The Beat of My Own Drum..Chronic Illness Style!
Hi Everyone, I recently wrote a letter to the members of my support forum, Medical Musings with Friends . I wanted to apologise for being so quiet with replying to their comments on the forum, and not commenting on posts in general lately. I've managed to schedule daily segments to encourage community and discussion, but … Continue reading A Personal Letter from Sam….My Health and Life Update and an Apology.
I am so excited to share part two of my interview with Melissa on her podcast, "I Am Not My Pain Podcast". In case you missed part one, which includes my introduction to Melissa and how we met, here is the link to my blog post containing everything you need to know, including the Podcast … Continue reading Part Two of My Interview as a Guest on, “I Am Not My Pain Podcast”, with Host Melissa Adams
I'm so excited to share with you my interview as a Guest on "I Am Not My Pain Podcast. This is part one, of a two part interview. I was so honoured to be invited by Melissa to talk about my health story, my blog, my book, my forum and even more importantly, how I … Continue reading My Interview as a Guest on, “I Am Not My Pain Podcast” …..With Host Melissa Adams