Weekly reflections (Questions and tips) / Riflessioni settimanali (Domande e suggerimenti)

When we are undergoing a challenging time in our life, it is easy to forget: * how far we have come,* what we are proud of,* what we are grateful of,* the lessons learnt along the way. It is easier to default to being self-critical and compare ourselves to others who may appear more successful. … Continue reading Weekly reflections (Questions and tips) / Riflessioni settimanali (Domande e suggerimenti)

What’s missing? / Cosa manca?

Your health may be suffering, you may have gained some weight or you seem to have lost that oomph in life you once had. You don't identify yourself as the person who made things happen anymore. You look back at your life and recognize that you have achieved a lot - you may have had … Continue reading What’s missing? / Cosa manca?

Be kind to everyone / Sii gentile con tutti

With everything that is going on in the world at the moment, this is my little piece for you today! 🙂 "...Something in your life isn't working out right now... You feel you are going round in circles... You are getting more and more frustrated, angry, you look for someone or something to blame... you … Continue reading Be kind to everyone / Sii gentile con tutti

Are you at a crossroad? / Sei ad un incrocio stradale?

You have worked hard and opportunities are starting to knock on your door. You tell yourself you should feel happy, even proud of yourself. Instead, you now have options and you don't know which one to take. What "ifs" ... start flooding in...* I am not good enough* They don't like me* It is too … Continue reading Are you at a crossroad? / Sei ad un incrocio stradale?

You are in control / Sei in controllo

When we undergo a change in our life for which we have little or no control over, we feel lost, overwhelmed, lonely, misunderstood and often stuck in that vicious circle of self-pity. Sounds familiar? What if I told you that it doesn’t have to be this way? The truth is… we may not be in … Continue reading You are in control / Sei in controllo

What do you mean by Resilience? / Cosa intendi per Resilienza?

Resilience is about knowing who I am, accepting myself and my life exactly as they are in this moment and time. And using this to act and create positive changes in my life. I firmly believe that change begins within. I listen to myself (my emotions) deeply and connect mindfully and compassionately with what I … Continue reading What do you mean by Resilience? / Cosa intendi per Resilienza?

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.