We Can Stay Stuck Or We Can Grow

“I’ve had to let go of so many things to move forward with my chronic illness life. As a result I’ve grown so much as a person. My understanding of the impacts of disease and disability on the chronic illness sufferer, was so shallow prior to becoming ill. I always cared and I thought I had genuine empathy, but it was never going to be on the level it is now.”

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“We Can Stay Stuck Or We Can Grow”

My Medical Musings

Getting to the next level always requires ending something, leaving it behind, and moving on. Growth itself demands that we move on. Without the ability to end things, people stay stuck, never becoming who they are meant to be, never accomplishing all that their talents and abilities should afford them.”

Henry Cloud,Necessary Endings

I love this quote by Henry Cloud. Throughout my life I have always looked forward. Always been thinking of ways to improve my personal life and professional life. At work we used to call it “continuous improvement”. Never resting on our laurels. Reminding ourselves we were only as good as our last achievement and today was a new day. A new opportunity to improve, to inspire, to embrace change.

Chronic Illness And Continuous Improvement

When we live with chronic illness, the concept of continuous improvement seems almost ridiculous doesn’t it.

But is it?

Our lives, while significantly…

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A World Changing Course – Entering The Unknown

I wrote this last year and even though we are now heading into the COVID-19 vaccination stage of the global pandemic, the message and my musings here, are still relevant for today and for this year xx

My Medical Musings

The World is dealing with the unknown.

We are all dealing with the unknown.

Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is taking us on a journey we have never experienced before, certainly not in our lifetimes.

Ultimately we are having to deal with change on a huge scale. Change causes fear and fear causes responses in ourselves and those around us, we might not expect, like or know how to handle.

Change causes grief and at the moment the World, its Leaders and society in general, is grappling with the various stages of grief.

Confusion and chaos is infiltrating cities, towns and villages across the globe.

Quarantine, lockdown, self isolation and social distancing are our new norms.

We are also seeing trials, across the globe, to lift some restrictions in an effort to reduce mental stress, return students to school and to try to stimulate our economies.

This decision is also causing mixed…

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Dear Diary…..

It’s no secret I love writing. Throughout my career the thing I loved the most was communication, both written and verbal. To me communication is about connecting, making connections, renewing connections, allowing people into my life. It's certainly been my goal with blogging and writing articles, for a number of publications, including The Mighty. My … Continue reading Dear Diary…..

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do!

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!

Loving “Moments” Of My Chronic Illness Life

I would have thought being disabled, and housebound, life would go slowly. I'd have thought each day would drag and each hour would leave me wondering how to fill my time. Ha...How Wrong Was I !! How is it days, weeks, months and even years keep speeding by? What have I done to make this … Continue reading Loving “Moments” Of My Chronic Illness Life