Making life choices… / Fare scelte di vita…

We make choices every day about different things (i.e. what we wear, what we eat, what we buy etc.), it is part of life. However, have you noticed how challenging it becomes when we are having to make choices about our health and breaking patterns that hold us back in life? The main challenge we … Continue reading Making life choices… / Fare scelte di vita…

Open letter to anyone who needs someone to believe in them / Lettera aperta per chiunque abbia bisogno di qualcuno che creda in lui/lei

We can sometimes shy away from taking ownership of our life, we look to others for answers and... When things do not go our way... We may even blame others... We do not believe in ourselves!... ...You owe it to yourself to take the helm, you are the captain of your life... The sea may … Continue reading Open letter to anyone who needs someone to believe in them / Lettera aperta per chiunque abbia bisogno di qualcuno che creda in lui/lei

I have what it takes, do you? (1) / Ho quello che serve, e tu? (1)

We often put our "health/needs/dreams..." on hold. The story repeats itself, we say... "I can't..." "It's not the right time..." "It's too expensive..." The list goes on... 🤐 🤔 Have you stopped to think: "What is this doing to me?" "What ripple effect is this having on my family, friends, work colleagues?" "What can I … Continue reading I have what it takes, do you? (1) / Ho quello che serve, e tu? (1)

CVD-19 Swimming & lockdown / CVD-19 Nuoto e lockdown

We all know, and it has been well documented that physical exercise has beneficial effects both on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. I have used swimming as my “therapy” since 2014 when my health deteriorated. At first, I saw it as part of my rehabilitation as I was expecting to return to normal, but … Continue reading CVD-19 Swimming & lockdown / CVD-19 Nuoto e lockdown

Lockdown (#1) – personal reflections from a good friend / Lockdown (# 1) – riflessioni personali di un buon amico

As a family, we decided to start our quarantine 9 days earlier than the rest of the UK.  Living in lockdown for 27 days has made me look at many things in different ways. For instance, how decisions concerning the general public have been made and, the implications of those 9 days before the lockdown … Continue reading Lockdown (#1) – personal reflections from a good friend / Lockdown (# 1) – riflessioni personali di un buon amico

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?

It feels good to be ME / E’ bello essere ME

One of the reasons I chose to write the post on Tuesday (Chronic Fatigue in long term health conditions) was because I knew that I had been overdoing it! Yes, even if I consider myself a “pro” regarding my health, I have blips too! More so when I am enjoying what I am doing!! I … Continue reading It feels good to be ME / E’ bello essere ME