Living with Chronic Illness – Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem Carpe Diem or Seize the Day is a maxim that people with chronic illness usually follow. Every day brings surprises, some good, some bad. This is a day that something good happened, and I grabbed it with both hands. On Wednesday I had a great plan. Creating an Continue Reading

THE 3 DAY QUOTE CHALLENGE – DAY 3

I struck the board, and cried, No more; I will abroad! What? shall I ever sigh and pine? My lines and life are free, free as the road, Loose as the wind, as large as store.

Thank you Dizzy for asking me to do this challenge!! There are a few quotes which I will share with you. You can see my first quote here, and my second one here. The Rules: Thank the person who nominated you. Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for Continue Reading

4 mindset changes that can help you cope with Chronic Illness – A 30 Minute Life

4 mindset changes that can help you cope with Chronic Illness

Mindset Living with a chronic illness means looking at life in a different way, altering your mindset is one of the changes that have to happen. These are the four changes that have helped me cope with my chronic illnesses. The mindset of someone with a chronic illness is different Continue Reading

6 habits to help you live with chronic illness that I learned in 2017

6 habits learned in 2017

6 Habits to help you live with chronic illness At this time of year, people are looking at the year ahead and making resolutions about the changes that they want to make. In my experience, this idea of change in the new year doesn’t always work. 2017 was a very mixed Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – Bad Day

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 Continue Reading

Anxiety

Anxiety - How I take control

Anxiety Anxiety can impact your life in many different ways. For me, it usually comes with a knot in my stomach, that just never disappears. In this brief video clip, I describe how I find the cause of my anxiety, and then take control, so that it is no longer a Continue Reading

Tip 5 – Adjust to the new normal

Adjust to the new normal

The new ‘normal’ I cannot walk any more!! I am in constant pain!! These are some of the new realities for people with a chronic illness, the new ’normal’. You no longer have the luxury of being able to hop out of bed and go for a long walk. Everything Continue Reading

Tip 3 – Look after your mental health

Look after your mental health “Look after your mental health” is really a sub-category of Tip 2 – Be Healthy. When you have a chronic illness that has no cure your life is thrown upside down. At no stage in your upbringing have you been taught the skills of how Continue Reading

The Morning Challenge – Choose Living, or Choose to Succumb

I don’t want to succumb This morning I woke at 7:45. A little earlier than usual. On Saturdays I like to sleep in, and catch up on some rest. One of the symptoms that I have with my Multiple Sclerosis is fatigue. For those of you who don’t have fatigue Continue Reading

A Day in my Life

What I will tell you In this post, I would like to tell you about my daily routine. When you have a disease like Multiple Sclerosis, combined with piercing headaches, you need to have the sense that you have control over your life, despite the obvious fact that there are Continue Reading