Lifes puzzle

I am excited to introduce my new Guest Blogger, Dave Head. Dave lives with a number of Chronic diseases including, Multiple Sclerosis and he has an Ileostomy. His courage, strength and determination to live life well,in the midst of and despite of his circumstances,is truly inspiring as you will see for yourself as you read his latest post. Don’t stop there though, check out his entire blog ” Life is how you live it”
Enjoy Sam xx

Life is how you live it…

There tends to be a question that often arises once I build a friendship with another person;

“How in the hell do you stay so positive with everything you’ve gone through?”

My typical response will be “I don’t know, I just seem to.”

I have come to realize there is a far deeper explanation than this. Previously I had not put a great deal of thought into the true answer. I simply account it to moving on. As you can imagine, it is not as simple as this. Often during times of difficulty with an illness I do go into a different state of mind as I’m sure all of us do. Our daily routine of life is disrupted, depending on the circumstance this disruption will vary from mild to severe. Either way, what seemed most pressing in our lives suddenly moved down our list of importance.

I have read…

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As It Happens

This Guest post has been written by a friend of mine in the midst of Cyclone Debbie here in Queensland. Her musings are thought provoking, not just for those in the Chronic Illness community but for everyone. My thoughts & prayers are with all those dealing with the devastating damage & inundation to homes & with all those who are helping to restore some semblance of normality in the aftermath. Take care xx

Richer For Travel

Morning everyone! The recent wild and woolly weather events here in Queensland have inspired me to write an ‘as it happens’ blog today. Usually my posts offer travel tidbits from trips we have taken. I am working on my next article too, by the way, but this post has ‘jumped the queue’ so to speak. I did mention, at the start of my blogging journey, that travel, as it appears in my blog title, can refer to far away places or be a trip simply to the front door to collect the mail.

My travel this morning involved a trip along the motorway to our family GP to pick up a pain-killer script for our eldest son who has a broken collar bone.  This travel, along the motorway, made me think and contemplate life and its absolute randomness.  In all the frantic busyness of our lives we are totally and…

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Faith, Hope and Love – Merry Christmas

Oh how I love this time of the year! Carols playing, tree decorating, wrapping presents with beautiful paper and ribbons, christmas cake and pudding and yummy mince pies. As I think about this season and the memories it conjures up in my mind, I can't help but contrast my current Christmas to my Christmases past. … Continue reading Faith, Hope and Love – Merry Christmas