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
It's #invisibledisabilitiesweek - Invisible health conditions (these may be physical, mental or both). Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma, misunderstanding, shame, fear of being labelled surrounding invisible health conditions and many choose to live in silence because of this. To help someone with invisible health conditions, consider the following: 1) Please don't say "You don't look … Continue reading Invisible Disabilities Week 13 – 19 October 2019
We live in a fast paced world, where the more we do is often seen as being productive and successful.The more we do... the more we do... and... the more we do... And we don't realise that we are now on a merry go round. At first... all is exciting and we feel powerful but … Continue reading Make it a priority to take some time out on a daily basis to check-in with yourself / Rendi prioritario concederti un po’ di tempo ogni giorno per effettuare il check-in con te stesso/a
If you have ever worked with me or know me personally, you will have noticed that I often say: “Remember… Be Kind to Yourself!”. The reason I say this, is because I feel that we (all of us) are not particularly good at this. In today’s fast paced world, we tend to plough through … Continue reading Be Kind to Yourself! / Sii Gentile con Te Stesso/a!
When you undergo a life changing health condition, you often feel: alone or lost and angry - as you don't recognise yourself anymore. You often have to make changes to your lifestyle which you may not want to do.These are only some of the feelings you may experience - there are many more. If you … Continue reading What is stopping you taking time out to help yourself? / Cosa ti impedisce di prenderti del tempo per aiutarti?
Today, I read something that really struck a chord with me: “Sometimes… when I say: I AM OK! I want someone to look me in the eyes, hug me tight and say: I KNOW YOU ARE NOT!” Have you ever felt this way? I can honestly say: I have! I am sure lots of others … Continue reading I AM OK / STO BENE
(English) - Please note this blog was previously published on my personal blog "Be true to yourself" in January 2019 Whilst on my walk this morning, I noticed something written in chalk along the sea wall and it read: “I let go, so I could hold on to me”. This got me thinking about the … Continue reading Embracing ourselves by letting go of what no longer serves us. / Lasciamo andare ciò che non ci serve più e diamoci un abbraccio (vogliamo bene a noi stessi).
(English) - Please note this blog was previously posted on my personal blog "Be true to yourself" in February 2019 When we undergo a change in our life, whether this is health connected or not, we must never lose sight of the importance of accepting personal responsibility. Without it, we tend to drift in a … Continue reading Accepting personal responsibility / Accettare la responsabilita’ personale
This is something I have been toying with writing about for rather a long time. You see I have been living with chronic pain as well as a bowel condition for just over 6 years – it feels like a lifetime… I was very open about my struggles at the beginning of this journey, but … Continue reading INVISIBLE No More! – What I would like you to know about me… / Non più INVISIBILE! – Quello che mi piacerebbe che tu sapessi di me…