Are you being heard? / Sei ascoltato?

Living with invisible illnesses/disabilities can be challenging. You may look good on the outside but feel differently on the inside. You may smile but deep inside you may be sad, misunderstood, angry, alone or a combination of these. You may long for someone to look you in the eye and say: I feel your pain... … Continue reading Are you being heard? / Sei ascoltato?

What are you going to do today to move forward? / Cosa farai oggi per andare avanti?

With everything that is going on at the moment, it is quite easy to get carried away and become overwhelmed by feelings of confusion, not knowing the best way to move forward or how to react to certain situations. Although what is happening may appear "new”, we have all dealt with similar things in the … Continue reading What are you going to do today to move forward? / Cosa farai oggi per andare avanti?

Reflections… Living with a long-term health condition… / Riflessioni… Vivere con una malattia a lungo termine…

I was inspired to write this, following a couple of coaching calls and some posts I have read this week. It does not matter whether our long term-health condition is physical, mental or both, as the one thing in common is the fact that it influences our quality of life. I hope this helps raise … Continue reading Reflections… Living with a long-term health condition… / Riflessioni… Vivere con una malattia a lungo termine…

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…

Endurance vs Resistance / Resistenza vs Resilienza

Endurance is the measure of a person's stamina or persistence. Resilience is the mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune. We often operate in endurance mode even believing this is the best option. However, if used too often or in the wrong circumstances, it could have devastating effects (eg. burnout, stress-related illnesses). … Continue reading Endurance vs Resistance / Resistenza vs Resilienza

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? (2) / Ho quello che serve, e tu? (2)

Following on from yesterday’s post… I hope the questions gave you something to think about to start working towards your overall wellbeing (If this is one of your goals!). ...at some point or another… we have all provided what we believe are “valid reasons” for not taking care of ourselves. Most reasons can be put … Continue reading I have what it takes, do you? (2) / Ho quello che serve, e tu? (2)

Different perspective / Prospettiva diversa

Just like that... the sea changes its mood... This allows us to see it from a different (a new) perspective so that we can adapt, find new ways and grow. What have you discovered about yourself recently? Be curious, but most importantly be respectful and kind to yourself and others always! © Vanessa Vajana 2020  … Continue reading Different perspective / Prospettiva diversa

Learn from nature / Impara dalla natura

Everything is quieter due to lockdown but nature is in full swing. We can all learn so much from our pets and nature in general. Two things that stand out very clearly for me are: 1. Unconditional love 2. Resilience Take a moment in your day and use all of your senses (see, hear, smell, … Continue reading Learn from nature / Impara dalla natura