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‘Pass Me the ummm… Thingymajig’. Word Finding and MS

'Your sandwich is on the sofa'.  Just this morning, I managed to confuse my son with thinking that I had put part of his packed lunch in the most random of places, when all I meant to say was 'table'.  I have noticed this happening more and more frequently, which can be quite alarming, especially… Continue reading ‘Pass Me the ummm… Thingymajig’. Word Finding and MS

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New Beginnings

I've had a weird week.  I realised that I am going to be (medically) retired by 40 years old, if my application runs smoothly.  It is a complete mind melt - retired by 40?  It's my own doing, so of course I shouldn't be shocked.  It was me who, earlier this week, told my Manager… Continue reading New Beginnings

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Meditation Challenge – The Result!

Back on the 3rd January, at the start of the year, I set myself a meditation challenge - to see if meditating every day would help me to feel more calm and in control.  I set myself this challenge as I have meditated on and off in the past, but let it slip a bit...… Continue reading Meditation Challenge – The Result!

Spoonie Parenting

Thursday Thoughts: Parenting with Chronic Illness is Hard

Today's a bed day. The kids are at school, my husband's at work and I am trying to summon the energy to go make some breakfast.... but I have none! Yesterday was full of work, a school musical and having my in-laws over for an evening meal and my body just can't hack it. I… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Parenting with Chronic Illness is Hard

Living

You Behind the Illness

Inspired by a very recent post that I was tagged in on Facebook, I thought that it would be fun to share facts about me that have nothing to do with my illness and disability! I would love to learn more about others living with chronic illnesses, so I invite you to share your responses in… Continue reading You Behind the Illness

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Bye-Bye Spontaneity

I’m a control freak! There, I've admitted it.  My husband will be pleased that I have finally done so, he's been teasing me about it for ages.  Have I always been one? I don’t think so.  From what I remember, I used to like things being a bit unpredictable, not quite knowing what can happen,… Continue reading Bye-Bye Spontaneity

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Hair Cut Happiness: Why the ‘Little Things’ are so Important

I’ve had my first day back at work after my long Christmas holidays and, I can tell you, it was hard work.  Not that I had a great number of patients to see (because I’d allowed myself time to catch up on admin to get myself prepared for the weeks ahead), but the need to… Continue reading Hair Cut Happiness: Why the ‘Little Things’ are so Important

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My New Year Meditation Challenge

So, it is 2018! I can't believe how fast the past year went, it is definitely true that the more time flies the older you get.  I have a feeling that 2018 is going to be a big one for me...I have a big birthday (not quite come to terms with that yet!), my children… Continue reading My New Year Meditation Challenge

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2018 – Change is Afoot

I've had a bit of a break from social media over the holiday season.  I'd love to say that I have used the time to rest and recharge but unfortunately that isn't the case.  The past couple of weeks have been filled with friends, family and, well, booze, so I am feeling the need to… Continue reading 2018 – Change is Afoot

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18 Gifts for Friends Who Might Need a Bit of TLC

The holiday season is now upon us and, if you're anything like me, you are still on the hunt for those last few pressies. Below are my pick of gifts for those loved ones in your life who may be feeling under the weather, perhaps due to illness, stress or just general life busyness.  I should… Continue reading 18 Gifts for Friends Who Might Need a Bit of TLC