As a New Year starts it’s usual to think about the year ahead and set goals, both for your personal and business life, and perhaps plan holidays or other adventures. I did for years. It’s summer in Australia and generally, from Christmas to the end of January, is known as the holiday season. Schools are … Continue reading The Dreaded Question… Do You Have Any Plans?
One thing chronic illness guarantees is uncertainty. One thing a global pandemic, in the form of COVID-19, guarantees is uncertainty. No matter how much we might like to think we have things under control, our bodies, diseases, unexpected life events, loss of loved ones, always find a way of creating times of chaos, confusion, fear … Continue reading Facing An Uncertain New Year
2021 is literally around the corner! A new year awaits. Will it be a good year, a difficult year, a happy year, a sad year? One thing is certain, none of us really know. This time last year, none of us knew how challenging 2020 would be. I doubt a rampant, infectious virus, creating a … Continue reading You Don’t Have To See The Whole Staircase!
Every now and again it's really good to stop and take stock. The end of the year, and the lead up to Christmas, is a perfect time to let go of a few things and make some space to slow down a little. After all, it is the season of "Comfort and Peace", as opposed … Continue reading Blogging Off Until After Christmas!
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 love the lyrics and melody. It conjures up happy childhood memories. I had the Mary Poppins album and would play the LP in my bedroom, on … Continue reading Dream A Little Dream With Me
When we think of friendship, we usually think of the people in our lives who have seen us through thick and thin. The people who we have perhaps grown up with, gone to school or university with, travelled with, played sports with or worked with for years. We think of the people who we expect … Continue reading True Friends In Unexpected Places
“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 of scripture. I can’t think of a better verse to meditate upon at the start of a … Continue reading A New Year Promise – Hope In The Midst Of Delights and Despair
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
I was sitting at our local cafe this week, which is situated on a Point overlooking the Bay and beautiful Islands beyond. It really couldn't be more idyllic and I am blessed to live so close to such a gorgeous place on Australia's east coast. As my husband and I were sipping our cool drinks … Continue reading The Tides of Chronic Illness
I really wasn't sure if I wanted to reflect on 2017. Was it worth reflecting on my life with chronic disease? Did I achieve anything? Did I want to relive what at times felt like days and months of overwhelming pain? One of my coping mechanisms, that helps me live well with my rare disease, … Continue reading Reflect and Restart