It Takes a Team to Manage your Health

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  ~World Health Organization, 1948 One thing I have learned over the years is that the support of a team is essential for so many achievements in life, be it at work or at home. The…

Rest: We will Return after These Messages…

“Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest.” ~ Ashleigh Brilliant Summer sun – is there anything more wonderful? The warmth? The heat…the baking heat…frig, it’s hot. This summer, with much of the continent affected by recorded breaking temperatures, there have been many people seriously affected by the heat.…

On My Mat: Life’s Journey is Not about a River in Egypt

Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he’ll believe you.  Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he’ll have to touch it to be sure.  ~Murphy’s Law I have traveled the river of denial (get it..de-Nile…ok, bad joke) a few times on my journey through life. One…

Riding the Emotional Roller Coaster!

I’m not afraid to write my feelings in songs. ~ Taylor Swift Thanks to adjustments in my seizure meds, I have been riding the emotional lability roller coaster lately (so to speak). Emotional lability – sounds…weird, right? Here is a dictionary definition: emotional lability – a condition of excessive emotional reactions and frequent mood changes.…

Back in the Saddle: Keeping Life Balance Despite the Challenges

“Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again.” -Bikram Choudhury Sometimes, the stresses of life can throw you off balance in unexpected ways! I myself have been “off my game” for the past few weeks, basically suffering from “home-office-presenteeism-itis”. What does THAT mean? It means…

Seeing Through the Loneliness

Remember we’re all in this alone. ~ Lily Tomlin Recently, someone asked me to write more about the loneliness that can come with living with a chronic illness. Whew – that’s a tough subject, eh? Loneliness is more of an emotional state consisting of a hollow emptiness and profound unhappiness. It is not a voluntary…

The Summer of Challenges – Facing Fears and Pushing Boundaries

The scariest moment is always just before you start. ~ Stephen King This spring and summer I will be facing some fears, adjusting to changes, and pushing my own limits. I decided it was time – because I was noticing that I was falling into a fear-based place that I was increasingly uncomfortable with. The…