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

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)

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?

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Kindness / Settimana di sensibilizzazione sulla salute mentale 2020: Gentilezza

👉 HEALTH is made up of Mental and Physical Health - without one, you would not have the other (and vice versa). 👉 To be able to be truly kind to others YOU NEED to be kind to yourself first. 👉 Celebrate WHO you are. 👉 Celebrate WHAT you have achieved and 👉 Be proud … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Kindness / Settimana di sensibilizzazione sulla salute mentale 2020: Gentilezza

Endurance vs Resistance / Resistenza vs Resilienza

Endurance is the measure of a person's stamina or persistence. Resilience is the mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune. We often operate in endurance mode even believing this is the best option. However, if used too often or in the wrong circumstances, it could have devastating effects (eg. burnout, stress-related illnesses). … Continue reading Endurance vs Resistance / Resistenza vs Resilienza

I have what it takes, do you? (2) / Ho quello che serve, e tu? (2)

Following on from yesterday’s post… I hope the questions gave you something to think about to start working towards your overall wellbeing (If this is one of your goals!). ...at some point or another… we have all provided what we believe are “valid reasons” for not taking care of ourselves. Most reasons can be put … Continue reading I have what it takes, do you? (2) / Ho quello che serve, e tu? (2)

What is stopping you taking time to work on yourself? / Cosa ti impedisce di lavorare su te stesso?

We are all very similar, we all have fears, unresolved challenges, feelings of being less than and many more… However, what sets us apart is what we do or don’t do about this. When we repress our emotions, our fears and anything else that is keeping us from moving forward, we are denying ourselves a … Continue reading What is stopping you taking time to work on yourself? / Cosa ti impedisce di lavorare su te stesso?