Sometimes you can’t change and you can’t choose…
This short sentence has stayed with me for years, it is stuck to my fridge as a reminder, and has become a guiding light in my stress management and decision making processes.
This is a list of all the people and things that are my Lightkeeper’s – shining out there, keeping the light on for me. Today’s list has a focus on some amazing Australians! Let’s get straight into it!
The new year stands before us…
Christmas waves a magic wand…
It’s International Day of Persons with Disability tomorrow, Friday 3rd December! Today I am sharing one of the moving quotes by Robin M. Eames from the anthology Growing Up Disabled in Australia.
Welcome back to Volume Three of the Lightkeeper’s List! This is a list of all the people and things that are my Lightkeeper’s – shining out there, keeping the light on for me.
It’s a funny thing about life…
There are two practices that have been game changers for me. But I don’t think they would have even started if I didn’t ‘deep dive’ into them.
Gratitude turns what we have into enough…
After a long day of trying to keep your head up and survive, it can be hard to remember the good little things that happened during the day. Gratitude becomes a giant exhale for the day. Get the bad stuff out of the way, and let’s focus on the good things and lighten the load.
When you’re at the end of your rope…
As someone who has had to take extended periods of time away from the workplace, social and community situations, it can be a mixed bag of emotions when you are returning back into those spaces and amongst a lot of people. I’m sharing my thoughts on the reintroduction process today on the blog.
It seems fitting to round up Mental Health month by focusing on the stigma that surrounds mental health. There is a lot we can do to make it easier for everyone if we tackle the issue of stigma.
It’ll wake you up…
One of my all-time favorite people to recommend is Brooke McAlary and her new book, Care, helps us work out what to do when the world’s problems feel too big and we are burnt out from trying, and we need to restore ourselves so that we can continue to care for things.
What do we do when the days all start to feel the same? How do we get ourselves out of a funk?
The best decision I have made for my health in years.
The time has come for me to press pause on the blog and take some time out to recharge my creative batteries.
Leave your heart to wander…
Growing Up Disabled in Australia is a diverse anthology of the very best kind!
The treasure I was being directed to
There have been a few things that I predicted, a few surprises along the way and a whole lot of learning.
An ability to entertain the uncomfortable.
It sometimes feels like we have nothing left to give, and yet…
A few words on driving, medical conditions and compromises.
May 12th is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) so here are a few words today in honour of the Lady with the Lamp.
In the second instalment of Take Control Of What You Can Series, I’m talking about regaining control of an environment to make you feel happier, healthier and safer.
Lest We Forget
To clear your path.
Learning to become fluent with words that accurately describe the pain and symptoms you are feeling is one of the most helpful things you can do to create a positive working relationship and understanding between yourself and your medical professionals.
What remains? Nature.
I hope you have people and places where you don’t have to be strong too.
There is something to be said for timing and usually we only see that something happens at the perfect time if it involves an obvious change or lesson, but even the things that we seek comfort from can come to us at the right time.
As soon as things get tough, you know you are going to need a few people to lean on. Who is on your team?
Guard well your spare moments…
This is the time to be slow
Do not be afraid of your difficulties.
When chronic conditions start to infiltrate every part of your life, you can feel like you are losing control or have others make all the choices for you. This series is about regaining a bit of control in areas that are manageable and make a huge difference – starting with the online world! Read about how I changed my online experience from taking me for a ride to taking the wheel!
Not the flower.
For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone.
My journey with meditation had a lot of false starts and it was definitely a skill that once I started with the right intentions and reasons, I haven’t stopped and it has become the most valuable practice in my life. Read more about my meditation journey here:
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language.
I started the year with ideas and dreams for a project – but the year had other plans for me and my project.
It’s pretty hard to look back on a disappointing year, when nothing went your way and felt like a struggle to get through. From my experience from many tough years, here are a few things to keep in mind when reviewing the year.
Depends on our dispositions
Matt Haig is a brilliant writer and human being who is constantly investigating and questioning the effect of modern life on our mental health. He is a huge advocate for mental health wellness, and has shared his experiences through his multiple fiction works and his non-fiction books.
When I am among the trees
This is the power of gathering: