"Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la" 🎵🎶 Is it? Do you feel jolly or do you feel exhausted, stressed? Do you feel overwhelmed by your chronic illness, which refuses to understand Christmas is fast approaching, and you really could do with feeling healthy for the festive … Continue reading Creating Comfort And Joy At Christmas
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
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 … Continue reading Caring For the Carer…..It’s Not All About Us.
There is something good in every day. Is there? Is that even a possible concept for those of us who have chronic diseases? The initial response from the chronic illness community is likely to be a resounding "No". Pain, procedures, lack of sleep, lack of understanding, countless medical appointments and tests, chronic fatigue, lack of … Continue reading There Is Something Good In Every Day…..Even With Chronic Disease
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
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
I love celebrating special occasions. I’m a real “Hallmarks moment” kind of girl. Always have been and I suspect I always will be. Cakes, balloons, lots of presents and good food. I love making the person who is celebrating their special day, feel like they are the most important and loved person in the world. … Continue reading A “Hallmark Moment”….. In Chronic Illness Style