Reclaim meaning and purpose in life after illness or injury – Blog archive

Reclaim meaning and purpose in life after illness or injury

You have a greater awareness of the fragility and preciousness of life and want to live your life with meaning and purpose and enjoy it again. These blogs help you  do that.  

How to improve your mental health with five a day

How to improve your mental health with five a day

What do you to improve your mental health? Like we are encouraged to have five types of vegetables and fruit every day, what are your five go to activities to maintain or improve your mental health? Our mental health is being tested right now What with everything...

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How to deal with your life now versus how it should be

How to deal with your life now versus how it should be

Figuring out how to deal with your life now versus how it should be can be hard. Frustrating. Sad. Something has happened to you and your life that wasn’t in the plan. And it means that the life you had planned for yourself – your life how it should be - may no longer...

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My top 10 life lessons learned from illness

My top 10 life lessons learned from illness

Last week I wrote about how to make sense of the life lessons learned from illness or injury. And I continue on that theme by writing about what those life lessons actually are. The life lessons will of course differ from person to person as we are all different, have...

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Why is speaking your truth about your illness important?

Why is speaking your truth about your illness important?

I feel that speaking your truth about your illness or injury (or a loved one’s) is important. But I appreciate you may not want to talk about how you are affected. You may think this would be burdening others with your problems, or you would be seen as a moaner. But...

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How to transform your deepest fear into positive action

How to transform your deepest fear into positive action

What is your deepest fear about the changes you want to make this year? Even if you don't set new year's resolutions. You may set intentions to change, goals or objectives at another point in the year. Whenever you set an intention for something to be different, to...

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How to identify what your illness taught you this year

How to identify what your illness taught you this year

You may not like reading ‘what your illness taught you’. As if you have something to learn. As if the illness is the teacher, the one in control, and you the pupil, the one who has to listen and do what the teacher says. Living with a challenging health issue can feel...

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How to make the most of life after illness

How to make the most of life after illness

Make the most of life after illness – This was one of the biggest things I learned from having a serious illness and being a carer. Life is fragile. And short. Much shorter than we expected or intended. For me, one way to make the most of life after illness has been...

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How to increase your self-worth after illness or injury

How to increase your self-worth after illness or injury

To increase your self-worth after illness or injury can feel like a mammoth task. You’ve been thrown into this unknown land of serious illness or injury, you can’t do what you once did, and you don’t know what to do to feel better. You may feel like you have lost...

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Guidance for living well with a serious illness or injury

Guidance for living well with a serious illness or injury

You may not be given guidance for living well with a serious illness or injury: what to do, what to avoid, etc. And in the early stages, a lot of your energies are focused on treatment, surviving the ordeal and recovery. But then a few months or even years after the...

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How to find a hobby to improve your mental health

How to find a hobby to improve your mental health

A month ago I wrote a blog on the 10 ways in which a hobby can improve your mental health when living with the impact of a serious illness or injury. But after writing the blog, I thought of something I did not address in it. It was a question put to me by someone...

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How the presence of death can help you live your life well

How the presence of death can help you live your life well

How can the presence of death help you live your life well? That question may feel odd to you, off-putting even. Death is something we proactively think about in our society. We tend to only when someone we know dies. Yet within the context of many challenging health...

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How to turn big dreams into reality with a changed body

How to turn big dreams into reality with a changed body

Making a decision to turn big dreams into reality when you're living with a challenging health issue can feel momentous.  Maybe you committed to doing something that feels physically challenging to you. Or you just redid your CV and completed a job application in an...

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“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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You need to take the first step in faith to enable good things to happen

The when you take the first step in faith quote is really resonating for me right now. "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." by Martin Luther King, Jr. You know how you really want something to be...

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