Goodbye 44, Hello 45

I turned 45 last week. Goodbye 44, Hello 45! Maybe if I say that enough it will sink in. I just celebrated my 45th birthday. 4-5. To be honest with you, I have been more than ready to start my new year. Don’t get me wrong. 44 was awesome and included many highpoints. Like celebrating […]

A Bit of Thumper Wisdom

In the past few weeks I have been astounded by the peoples of the internet. They all need to go back to Disney School to take heed of some Thumper Basics. Why is it that when some folks aren’t forced to have an “in person” conversation but instead can sit behind a keyboard and screen, all common courtesies […]

Thinking Makes It So

Or maybe we make it that way. I’ve been thinking about this a lot – do I overcomplicate my life? Do my thoughts make things more – or less – complicated than they need to be? Since my dad died in July I have found myself in the middle of some unpleasant situations. Some related […]

Friday Thought: On Managing Wellness

Since my last post, I’ve… …travelled to Tuscany, Croatia, Marseille, Paris, and Stavenger… …swum 40 kilometres in one week… …finished one of my dream swim races, the Defi Monte Cristo 5k challenge in Marseille… …missed one of my goal races for 2015, the Arctic One paratriathlon at Dorney Lake… AND… I’ve submitted my name in the […]

Helpless: On Managing Chronic Conditions

You know that feeling when  you comment on something, and then the original post is then deleted? That feeling of “hey, I thought my comment was insightful, and now the whole discussion has just vanished”? Well, this weekend I had that feeling. Without revealing too many details, I had reacted to a discussion about feeling […]

That Face

That’s Felix. After sending him to The Dog House in Wales for ten weeks earlier this year (following his “look at me I’m chasing a herd of cows” incident), he’s been back at home with us for just over a month. Ten weeks was a long time without that face. What I learned when Felix was […]

From “Can’t” to “How”

I can’t tell you how many times I have read stuff about “eliminating negative self talk” – but what does that MEAN. I mean, first of all, what is negative self talk? And second, can you get rid of it? Here’s my “a-ha” moment of the day. This morning I was at swimming. I swim once […]

The Return

Finally! Finally I am feeling myself coming back to my normal! On the last day of February I started to feel really really unwell. Last week I waited for the sickness to pass. This is a cold, I thought, so it will lift in a few days. But when I got to my seventh day of […]