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
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?
"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?
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
When you are first diagnosed with “chronic pain” you may at first feel relief – you finally have an answer to what is going on with your body! Then comes the realisation that there is no cure and that this will continue having an impact on your life… You will probably feel like you have … Continue reading You can thrive with chronic pain
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
Sunday thought... 💡 Kindness to you is kindness to me. Kindness to me is kindness to you. It’s a genuine—and beautiful—two-way street. (Rick Hanson) Have you been authentically kind to yourself and others recently? By this, I mean the small acts of kindness you can do every day, not the large or disproportionate ones. What … Continue reading Kindness
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.