What is stopping you being true to yourself? / Cosa ti impedisce di essere vero con te stesso?

"We often underestimate the importance of being true to ourselves (in all walks of life). But... it is at the heart of our essence. Only when we are true to ourselves can we unleash the power we have deep within us becoming empowered ourselves. Then... just like waves caressing the beach shoreline we can make … Continue reading What is stopping you being true to yourself? / Cosa ti impedisce di essere vero con te stesso?

Chronic Fatigue in long-term health conditions / Stanchezza Cronica in malattie a lungo termine

As I woke up this morning, I felt like if I had been drugged, I could hardly lift my head off the pillow... Despite having gone to bed early and had a fairly OK night. You see when you have one or more long-term health conditions, you soon realise that “chronic fatigue” is part and … Continue reading Chronic Fatigue in long-term health conditions / Stanchezza Cronica in malattie a lungo termine

What’s missing? / Cosa manca?

Your health may be suffering, you may have gained some weight or you seem to have lost that oomph in life you once had. You don't identify yourself as the person who made things happen anymore. You look back at your life and recognize that you have achieved a lot - you may have had … Continue reading What’s missing? / Cosa manca?

You are in control / Sei in controllo

When we undergo a change in our life for which we have little or no control over, we feel lost, overwhelmed, lonely, misunderstood and often stuck in that vicious circle of self-pity. Sounds familiar? What if I told you that it doesn’t have to be this way? The truth is… we may not be in … Continue reading You are in control / Sei in controllo

The words we use matter / Le parole che usiamo contano

When I was first diagnosed with chronic pain, I was devastated. I couldn’t envisage a life with the shooting pain that felt like sudden bolts of lightning running through my spine and into my legs. For a time, I was angry and couldn’t see a way out… I was mourning the person I was and … Continue reading The words we use matter / Le parole che usiamo contano

Managing a flare of your health condition.

For those of us living with a long-term health condition (visible or invisible), managing ourselves and our conditions becomes part of our routine. One of the biggest challenges is avoiding and managing a flare. Typically, during a flare our symptoms increase, these are further compounded by feeling exhausted and in pain (this can be physical … Continue reading Managing a flare of your health condition.