A New Year Promise…Hope In The Midst of Delight and Despair

“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

A Chronic Christmas Celebration….(A Few Tips to Create Your Own Unique Festive Holiday Traditions)

Looks like my husband and I made it on Santa's "good list". Santa even did an early drop off with personalised Santa sacks on the 23rd December!We are however not allowed to peek inside until Christmas morning. It even says so on Santa's sack! 😇😏🥰🎅 (yes, I am connecting with my inner child for a … Continue reading A Chronic Christmas Celebration….(A Few Tips to Create Your Own Unique Festive Holiday Traditions)

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

(Including a Health Update) 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 … Continue reading What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do!

Have Yourself A Merry Little “Chronic Illness” Christmas!

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!

Taking Control Over My Calendar Catastrophe …Time For Some Annual Leave!

Have you looked at your Calendar at the start of a month and thought to yourself, ” What on earth was I thinking. I can’t possibly do all that!” I’m sure I’m not alone in this exclamation. As I scrolled through my calendar on my phone for the month ahead, I felt physically sick. It was … Continue reading Taking Control Over My Calendar Catastrophe …Time For Some Annual Leave!

Your Ticket To A New Life…..Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like

(An Excerpt From Chapter Three of My Book, My Medical Musings, A Story of Love, Laughter, Faith and Hope: Living with a Rare Disease) 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 … Continue reading Your Ticket To A New Life…..Let Go Of What You Think Life “Should” Look Like

Dancing To The Beat of My Own Drum..Chronic Illness Style!

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!