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Are you exercising regularly? / Fai esercizio fisico in modo abituale?

The benefits of regular physical exercise on our mental and physical wellbeing, are well known - it: enhances sleep;protects & improves brain function;develops & maintains bone, muscle, heart & other connective tissues;promotes healthy immune system;reverses obesity & the ill effects that come with it;helps reduce pain and stiffness;helps slow down the aging process. If you … Continue reading Are you exercising regularly? / Fai esercizio fisico in modo abituale?

Have you noticed the language you use? / Hai notato il linguaggio che usi?

When we are going through challenging times we often unknowingly (or knowingly) use language that describes our experience in a negative or victim mode. Not surprising you would say – given the circumstances… I tend to agree with you on this one if you do this as a one off. I would call this a … Continue reading Have you noticed the language you use? / Hai notato il linguaggio che usi?

We are all human – Living with a chronic health condition / Siamo tutti umani – Vivere con una condizione di salute cronica

Sometimes... receiving a diagnosis (a label) for your change in health can be a blessing as you have confirmation that what you have/are experiencing is "real". At the very least it is a recognisable health condition. You may be elated to get this diagnosis, finally, there is something you can do, some treatment you can … Continue reading We are all human – Living with a chronic health condition / Siamo tutti umani – Vivere con una condizione di salute cronica

Don’t let your morning “blip” derail your day 😊 / Non lasciare che il tuo “blip” mattutino faccia deragliare la tua giornata 😊

When you are finding life challenging... Sadness can come on quickly, sometimes with little or no warning. It can catch you unaware and you may end up in tears for no apparent reason. This is perfectly normal; it happens to the best of us. It’s called being human! What is important is how we choose … Continue reading Don’t let your morning “blip” derail your day 😊 / Non lasciare che il tuo “blip” mattutino faccia deragliare la tua giornata 😊

Managing your chronic pain (3) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (3)

Tip #03 & more How do you manage your chronic pain? Managing pain is about managing life so that you are in control, rather than the pain being in control of you. It is about taking responsibility and looking at ways to improve your situation. It is normal at first to believe that you have … Continue reading Managing your chronic pain (3) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (3)

Managing your chronic pain (2) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (2)

Tip #02 How do you manage your chronic pain? First thing in the morning can be challenging. Trying to get out of bed is an effort and sometimes you may feel that laying in bed may be the only option. But staying in bed is not the solution long-term. Don’t get me wrong sometimes it … Continue reading Managing your chronic pain (2) / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico (2)

Managing your chronic pain / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico

Tip #01 How do you manage your chronicpain? There are a number of ways to go about managing chronic pain, the most important aspect of pain management is understanding your pain as well as finding a way to manage this so that you can live your life to its full potential. Are you boom-busting 💥 … Continue reading Managing your chronic pain / Gestisci il tuo dolore cronico

Get your life back on track, be happy and do the things you want to despite pain (physical and/or emotional) / Rimetti in sesto la tua vita, sii felice e fai le cose che vuoi nonostante il dolore (fisico e/o emotivo)

When you are in pain, whether this is physical or emotional, everything becomes an effort. The longer this goes on for, the more you start questioning yourself and your abilities… This starts chipping away at your confidence and sense of self-worth. Which then affects you, your personal and work relationships. You wake up one morning … Continue reading Get your life back on track, be happy and do the things you want to despite pain (physical and/or emotional) / Rimetti in sesto la tua vita, sii felice e fai le cose che vuoi nonostante il dolore (fisico e/o emotivo)

Who really hears you? / Chi ti ascolta veramente?

We ALL long to be heard at some point in our lives. We don’t necessarily want others to agree with what we are feeling but what we do seek is that our feelings are validated. When our feelings are validated and we feel heard, we feel uplifted and understood. We are then better able to: … Continue reading Who really hears you? / Chi ti ascolta veramente?

Are you being heard? / Sei ascoltato?

Living with invisible illnesses/disabilities can be challenging. You may look good on the outside but feel differently on the inside. You may smile but deep inside you may be sad, misunderstood, angry, alone or a combination of these. You may long for someone to look you in the eye and say: I feel your pain... … Continue reading Are you being heard? / Sei ascoltato?