Different perspective / Prospettiva diversa

Just like that... the sea changes its mood... This allows us to see it from a different (a new) perspective so that we can adapt, find new ways and grow. What have you discovered about yourself recently? Be curious, but most importantly be respectful and kind to yourself and others always! © Vanessa Vajana 2020  … Continue reading Different perspective / Prospettiva diversa

I have the answers… / Io ho le risposte…

We often look for inspiration and answers to our challenges outside of ourselves, we compare, we read, we philosophise and talk ourselves out of things. We tend to slip into that place called “I am not good enough” and we retreat not allowing ourselves to be who we really are, to experience life and to … Continue reading I have the answers… / Io ho le risposte…

Project semicolon day / Giornata del progetto punto e virgola

April 16th is project semicolon day. If you are suicidal, have a mental illness, lost a loved one, etc., draw a semicolon on your wrist. A semicolon represents a sentence that the author could have ended but chose not to. The author is YOU and the sentence is YOUR LIFE. (Suicide Prevention Bristol - SPB) … Continue reading Project semicolon day / Giornata del progetto punto e virgola

Learn from nature / Impara dalla natura

Everything is quieter due to lockdown but nature is in full swing. We can all learn so much from our pets and nature in general. Two things that stand out very clearly for me are: 1. Unconditional love 2. Resilience Take a moment in your day and use all of your senses (see, hear, smell, … Continue reading Learn from nature / Impara dalla natura

CVD-19 Swimming & lockdown / CVD-19 Nuoto e lockdown

We all know, and it has been well documented that physical exercise has beneficial effects both on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. I have used swimming as my “therapy” since 2014 when my health deteriorated. At first, I saw it as part of my rehabilitation as I was expecting to return to normal, but … Continue reading CVD-19 Swimming & lockdown / CVD-19 Nuoto e lockdown

CVD-19 Holidays don’t have to be lonely / CVD-19 Le vacanze non devono essere solitarie

For many this long bank holiday weekend will be the first spent apart from their loved ones and understandably they may feel even lonelier than during the working week. Having spent many holidays and birthdays apart from my family and friends, in different countries or at work, I have learnt that physical distancing doesn’t necessarily … Continue reading CVD-19 Holidays don’t have to be lonely / CVD-19 Le vacanze non devono essere solitarie

Lockdown (#1) – personal reflections from a good friend / Lockdown (# 1) – riflessioni personali di un buon amico

As a family, we decided to start our quarantine 9 days earlier than the rest of the UK.  Living in lockdown for 27 days has made me look at many things in different ways. For instance, how decisions concerning the general public have been made and, the implications of those 9 days before the lockdown … Continue reading Lockdown (#1) – personal reflections from a good friend / Lockdown (# 1) – riflessioni personali di un buon amico

Morning tips / Spunti per il mattino

Have you ever felt like not wanting to face the day when you wake up in the morning? Do you feel a sense of sadness, overwhelm, loss or even dread…? Does this affect your day and how well you manage yourself? You are not alone. This is what I have heard people say a lot … Continue reading Morning tips / Spunti per il mattino

How am I really feeling today? / Come mi sento davvero oggi?

These are unsettling times and you may be feeling anxious, frustrated, sad, overwhelmed, tired and tearful (and many other emotions).   For some it may be a mix of emotions that run their course throughout the day (like being on a rollercoaster). Others may feel they are experiencing one emotion (like a broken record). And … Continue reading How am I really feeling today? / Come mi sento davvero oggi?