2020 has been a year that has tested us all in some shape or form. Some more than others… It has been a challenging year, there is no doubt about it! And if you are reading this, I want you to stop and feel proud that you have made it through 2020. It is obvious … Continue reading Are you wishing 2020 away? / Desideri cancellare il 2020?
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
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
Acknowledge your emotions in a compassionate & non judgemental manner.
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?
YOUR health, YOUR Life – YOUR responsibility / La TUA salute, la TUA vita – la TUA responsabilita’
If you are one of the millions living with one or more invisible illnesses, you will know how challenging it can be to ask for adaptations at work and in other areas of life. The feeling of not being understood/believed creeps in, you start questioning yourself, your self-confidence gets knocked about and you feel LESS … Continue reading YOUR health, YOUR Life – YOUR responsibility / La TUA salute, la TUA vita – la TUA responsabilita’
Reflections / Riflessioni
This morning, I connected to a person who said: “I am a very positive person”. They were very giggly and smiling – their demeanour was positive – but at the same time there was something behind that smile that wasn’t quite right (to me). I was curious and asked some questions, this allowed them to … Continue reading Reflections / Riflessioni
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
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