Reclaim meaning and purpose in life after illness or injury blog archive
These are all the blogs which contain helpful hints, coaching techniques and advice to help you reclaim meaning and purpose in life after illness or injury, whether your own or a loved one’s. You have a greater awareness of the fragility and presciousness of life and want to live your life with more meaning and purpose. These blogs will help you do that.
Reclaim meaning and purpose in life after illness or injury
These blogs focus on how to proactively
- Explore how you want to live your life going forwards
- Understand what is really important to you, so any future decisions you make are aligned with that
- Find ways to contribute, be useful and productive
You may find some of these blogs in the other categories too.
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...read more
A health trauma, whether your own or a loved one's, brings with it a whole lot of life lessons very quickly. They’re yours for the learning if you so choose. But I can understand why you may not want to. You’ve been given them in one fell swoop. That along with the...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Adjusting your personal high standards after illness or injury often helps people to live well with the impact but can be such a hard thing to do. So when clients say to me they have personal high standards for themselves, they are proud of them because they have...read more
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...read more
Restoring purpose and meaning in your life when living with a limiting illness or injury can feel nigh on impossible at times. Particularly if the illness or injury means your symptoms fluctuate unpredictably, or you don’t get support you need, and/or you have to...read more
Accepting a serious health issue can be hard so for the past few weeks, I’ve been describing strategies you can implement to transform that struggle into acceptance. The strategies have focused on mindfulness, how to be the fly-on-the-wall of your life, dealing with...read more
During the week of 9-15 May, the #BigConversation took place about death and dying. This is the kind of conversation that can happen at any time though and so I am contributing to it this week. I take a broad view of death with a focus on how we are living our lives...read more
After living with a long-term condition, serious illness or injury for a period of time, have you ever taken a decision that feels momentous to you in some way? Maybe you committed to doing something physically challenging. Or you just redid your CV and completed a...read more
“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.
"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. Hello. My name is Barbara Babcock and this will be my blog/website for my venture in helping people (and their families) live well with...read more