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 Interior “Disability” Design
Snap, crackle and pop…and just like that I can't move my back. I've been doing reasonably well so it's disappointing when my broken body decides to break a little more, but this is life with a crazy bone disease. I can't thank my beautiful husband enough for his love and support. When you can't do … Continue reading Snap, Crackle, Pop…Caring Love Never Stops!
No matter what is going on in my life there is always a constant certainty….A cup of tea fixes everything!There is something strangely calming about putting on the kettle, taking out a pretty china cup or mug, anticipating sitting in a comfy chair and slowly sipping this hot delight.It may be coffee, or another beverage … Continue reading A Cup Of Tea Fixes Everything!
How many times have you wanted to invite family or friends over for a coffee but the thought of catering has just been too much? You may be comfortable allowing your guests to self cater for you, by bringing in a cake/savoury treat and making the drink when they arrive. That's a wonderful option. It's … Continue reading Catering Chronic Illness Style
A while ago on my forum Medical Musings with Friends , I posted a segment called “Any Questions?” I wanted to invite my forum members to ask me anything about my life, my disease, my writing etc. It was an "open book" kind of segment. The recurring question, or theme to the questions, was; “how do you … Continue reading Question Time With Friends
Thank You For Listening For those of you who have been listening to my Podcast….thank you so much. I just reached 3000 listens!! I'm so new to Podcasting but I spoke to a well established Podcaster in the US yesterday, Melissa Adams, who has weekly Podcast episodes on her own Podcast channel, "I Am Not … Continue reading My Latest Podcast…The Virtual Book Tour Postponed
Sometimes our best intentions, our enthusiasm and even our commitment are not enough, especially when living with chronic illness. I recently promoted a Podcast " Virtual Book Tour", following the launch of my book, "My Medical Musings", in May. The idea was a simple one. I'd just record a random chapter of my book every … Continue reading A Podcast Pause
I always knew releasing a book would be exciting but, in my naivety, I never expected it to be so exhausting and so emotional! I received my author copies of my book in the mail on Sunday. What a moment. I'm not even sure I can find the words to express the array of emotions … Continue reading Excited, Exhausted and Emotional
Hi Everyone, I'm really excited to announce I've decided to do a "Virtual Book Tour" of sorts, through my Podcast, Medical Musings with Sam. I recorded a Podcast episode this week called a Virtual Book Tour and Being Authentic. In this episode I explain why I'm doing a Virtual Tour and why I'm not releasing … Continue reading Announcing My “Virtual Book Tour”
After writing my book I've been contemplating the different forms of communication within the"My Medical Musings" brand. The blog, the book, the podcast are all me, but all a different reflection of my voice. My online FB forum support group, is also a reflection of my voice. It's less about my personal thoughts, it's more … Continue reading The Authentic Voice