Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year If you follow me on Twitter (@A30MinuteLife) you will know that I have had difficulty in writing this New Year post. 4 days ago I sat down at my laptop thinking that I would write something about 2017, its ups and downs. As those of you with Chronic Illnesses know we often make plans to do something …

Merry Christmas

Christmas and chronic illness

Christmas is coming Christmas, or any holiday time, is usually a cause of stress for people with chronic illnesses. One thing that we need in life is big changes from our usual routine. This stability creates a balance in our illness. Any deviation in this can lead to unpleasant consequences. Negative Triggers In my life, I have always tried to …

Purpose

Finding ‘Purpose’ when you have a Chronic Illness

Purpose When you have a chronic illness you can struggle to find a purpose in life. A reason to get up in the morning. If you are well you probably have a job that you go to 5 days a week. This gives you a focus in life. Not everyone enjoys their work, but it still gives you something to …

Dizzycast Ep.1 A Daydreaming Dizzy — Dinosaurs, Donkeys and MS

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?visual=true&url=https%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F365741486&show_artwork=true&maxwidth=500&maxheight=750&dnt=1 Here’s our very first episode of Dizzycast! 🙂 (which is abit scary but also super exciting!) Please head over to Dizzy’s Dotty Team page where you can find out about Meg, Jen and Robert, who all feature in this episode. Or click on their names to potter over to their websites. 🙂 Me and Dizzy really hope […] via Dizzycast …

Why you should listen

Why I always listen

Why listen? The hardest thing to do when you are suffering is to “Listen”. Your body is sore, uncomfortable. You are tired, fatigued. Stress and anxiety are your constant bedfellows, and depression looms in the near distance. With your mind and body shouting at you constantly, this noise can stop you from listening. Why is “listening” important? Firstly? There are …

Cope pain

Living with Chronic Illness – How I cope with pain

Coping with pain Meditation has become part of my daily routine. I have a room downstairs that I use, and I look outside while I try and focus on my body mapping routine. Today I was in the middle of my routine, looking at the trees, and suddenly my eyes became painful. Was this a shock, no. Was this common, …

Bad Day

Living with chronic illness – Bad Day

Bad Day Last Sunday was a really bad day for me. If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen my post on Monday about how I was dealing with these doldrums by using meditation, and journaling. The previous week I had been having troubles with work. My fatigue was draining me of energy, and trying to get more …

Living with Chronic Illness - Winter is Coming

Living with Chronic Illness – Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming On Tuesday I was out at work. My work is doing market research surveys, and I go from door to door, seeing if I can get someone to be a respondent for my survey. I enjoy this job and the people that I meet and it is something that I can do given the limitations imposed by …

Opportunity Comes to Pass,Not to Pause

Living with Chronic Illness – Opportunity

Opportunity When someone dies that is close to you, you inevitably reflect on your own mortality. It is one of those truism’s that we cannot escape. It can also be a positive action, causing you to endeavour to change your own life, in a positive way. My experience My mother passed away recently, and it was a sad time for …