Home Sweet Home…My Chronic Illness Sanctuary

Life can hold  many wonderful adventures. Travel, work, days out, drives in the countryside, eating at wonderful restaurants and cafes, visits to family and friends. The list is endless. The opportunities to broaden your horizons are plentiful. What If You Are Housebound? What if  you can't do any of those things? What if you are … Continue reading Home Sweet Home…My Chronic Illness Sanctuary

Chronic Illness Chess – Attack or Surrender

There are times in my chronic illness adventure when I'm not sure what my next move should be. Symptoms worsen, test results reveal disease progression and my energy and desire to fight wanes. My medical team is very concerned but also cautious. Intervention can make things worse and every time I have surgery I'm never … Continue reading Chronic Illness Chess – Attack or Surrender

Old Loves, New Loves

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

“Let’s Go Fly A Kite”….Dreaming Dreams Despite Disability

If you love the original Mary Poppins movie, you will be very familiar with one of the songs sung by Dick Van Dyke, "Let's Go Fly A Kite" I've been singing it over the past few days as the lyrics and melody are so uplifting: With tuppence for paper and strings, You can have your … Continue reading “Let’s Go Fly A Kite”….Dreaming Dreams Despite Disability

Don’t Forget The Beautiful Season of Advent

In the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas I love the Advent season. This is the season the Christian church celebrates in the lead up to Christmas. It's the start of the Church year and Advent Sunday marks the four Sunday's before Christmas Day. It's a season of reflection and expectation. Advent is latin … Continue reading Don’t Forget The Beautiful Season of Advent

A Cheerful Approach To A Chronic Situation

  A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news health to the bones. Proverbs 15:30 It's a gorgeous morning. The sun is shining, the birds are singing. I can hear children playing in the local schoolyard and a cool gentle breeze is blowing through my bedroom window. I'm resting on my bed … Continue reading A Cheerful Approach To A Chronic Situation