Morning tips / Spunti per il mattino

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

How am I really feeling today? / Come mi sento davvero oggi?

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?

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

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.