I'm setting myself a challenge for 2018 and I'd love you to join me. I'm going to find more to celebrate. I'm going to go out of my way to share things I believe will encourage other people to celebrate the positives in their lives too. And let me be clear, I'm not hiding my head in the sand or pretending that everything will get better for Planet Earth whilst I'm focussing on the positive. I am not going to be silent, I am not going to sit back and let the world continue on it's self-destructive path without speaking and peacefully protesting in any way I can. And I will do that in a positive way, celebrating my ability to express my opinions in a (relatively) free country.
Dear Hormones, What are you playing at? Seriously, I thought we, as a body, were all in this together; fighting against the odds of EDS and Heart Failure, beating them against all expectations and doing a pretty impressive job of it actually. Then, you took it upon yourselves to go off-piste and take control in, [...]
Today I'm choosing "Happy" as my mood. I'm making the decision to only share positive and uplifting things today; things that make me feel happy and are likely to have the same impact on others. Today I'm choosing not to share posts with negative headlines or those images of war that move me to tears [...]
When your husband asks you if you're "up for a dirty weekend in the woods" it doesn't take long to feel young and excited again (and rather bloody daring too). At our age, with my health considerations, the idea of camping-out under the stars in a woodland with no traffic or airplane noise is about [...]
Anger is almost always portrayed as a negative emotion; something to be worked on, to be avoided with calming techniques and herbal teas. And often this is the approach required. However, I have found when dealing with pain that many people bury their anger, seeing it as something to be ashamed of, to apologise for. [...]