After the breakup, one of the main things I was concerned about was how I was going to continue living my life outdoors. My ex was my adventure partner. He helped plan things. He challenged me. He took me places. Being in the outdoors became part of my identity, but without him – was I […]
Consider your inner child… your child-self that has got you to where you are today, through the good and the bad!
It’s time to show your child-self the love and appreciation they deserve. Shower them with an abundance of love at every opportunity. Listen to them when they are sad or angry, they have an important message they want you to hear. Be gentle and kind in how you talk to and treat yourself… this impacts your child-self. Encourage your child-self to relax, to make time for fun and leave their worries about your future in your capable adult hands.
Now just sit back, be patient and watch yourself flourish!
I thought you might like to engage in a little bit of time travel today and maybe if you find it enjoyable you’ll travel back in time with me again next friday.
I’m sharing a link to a little piece of me before we came to know each other. I hope it will help us get to know each other a little better!
I think it would be fair to say that everybody experiences anxiety at some point in their life but there is a very big difference between healthy anxiety, which for example can spur us on before we face an exam, unlike severe anxiety disorder which can have life-limiting implications.
Having experienced both in my immediate family, I wondered what anxiety might look like through our five senses in this post, ABSTRACT ANXIETY
What does anxiety look like through your five senses? Have you or someone you are close to experienced healthy anxiety or severe anxiety disorder?
For almost 19 years I have had to haul fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue around with me. Some days you haul yourself out of bed and the whole day is like hauling yourself up a mountainside. Other days it’s like trying to see through the dense fog that covers that mountainside and it makes your brain function feel like it’s caught in a time-lapse photography project.
But stay positive because there is a plus side! There is a valuable haul of learning that comes from an invisible illness… Never again will you make the assumption when you look at someone that their live is perfect because you know how it feels to be told how great you look despite barely holding it together in either or both body and mind. Similarly when somebody tells you their struggles, you will be well placed to really empathise because you know what it is to struggle. Or when someone tells you they are their own worst enemy or that they struggle to accept their illness, you will be well equipt to understand and having learnt some tips and tricks that eased the journey, you are only too happy to share them if it can ease someone else’s struggle.
So you decide…will it be something you begrudgingly haul with you
Will you treasure your valuable haul and put your learning to good use?
Do not lose heart Till you find your destination, And if you still have not found your destination, Just think : Has any river Emanating from a mountain, Ever asked anyone How far the ocean is?
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”
Use everything you have been given…that’s the path to happiness and that’s my goal for life!