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
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
I’m so excited to announce my book is out now and published by ImagineWe Publishers. The book is a collection of my most popular blog posts, with new content included as I share my memoirs. It has been a lifelong dream to write a book and I feel incredibly blessed for the opportunity, the love, support … Continue reading My Medical Musings….The Book, Is Available Now!
Without resilience there is no way I would be coping today, both with the horrors of my health and the wonders of my new writing career.
Many people with Chronic Illness require full time Carers. Often that role is filled by loved ones. Our husbands, wives, life partners, siblings, parents, children, even grandparents.Watching a loved one suffer is just so confronting. No one wants to see someone writhing in pain, or watch the person they're caring for lose their ability to … Continue reading Caring For The Carer
It’ll do”“It’s good enough”“You’re doing so well”” Good job”“Time to rest”“Not going to happen today”“Maybe tomorrow”In my previous life, by which I mean life before chronic illness, I always had a whole range of “self talk” language helping me achieve my goals.They were all positive, affirmative statements like;“you can do it, you’ve got this, keep … Continue reading Self Talk….”It’ll Do” And Other Chronic Illness Chat Lines