An unexpected companion

An Unexpected Companion

An unexpected companion In every journey, you will encounter many things. Some are exciting, frightening, or even amusing. These interludes in our travels make our lives interesting. How we choose to react to these events will have a direct impact on how we feel, and what we can learn. Nearly Continue Reading

The Old Bog Road

The Old Bog Road

Waking with a headache Not a 6/10. Some days I wake up with a headache that is worse than I usually have. Tuesday was one of these days, and I dragged myself through the morning. Monday was a difficult day, as one of our cats, Bombel, went missing. I was Continue Reading

Grateful for all that I have

Just the right amount of snow

Grateful for all that I have This afternoon I was sitting in my cave (or more grandly, my office) thinking about what I will write about for my post this week. This den that I have is the place where I meditate 5 mornings of the week, and where I Continue Reading

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

Learning from adversity Learning from my chronic illnesses has been a goal of mine. Ever since I was diagnosed decades ago. I am firm in the belief that the adversity that arrives at your door is for a reason. How you choose to react to this, apparently, negative event in Continue Reading

Feeling Emotion’s

Feeling Emotion's

Emotion Valentine’s Day was on Wednesday, and it is a day that we celebrate love, passion and bountiful emotion. Couples all over the world shared cards, flowers and romantic meals. This is the outward expression of how they feel about each other, symbolising this relationship with something close, intimate. For Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Christmas and chronic illness

Merry Christmas

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. Continue Reading

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 Continue Reading

Why I always listen

Why you should 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 Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – How I cope with pain

Cope 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 Continue Reading