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, … Continue reading Dear hormones
I watch with my head in my hands when the adverts come on the television. The cause of this despair is quite simple really, it's the idea that women are failing if they don't "match up" to the perfection that is personified in stick-thin, teen-age models with "perfect" lifestyles and the skin, hair and figure … Continue reading According to whom?
"Really? What this old thing?" "You're joking, this makes my bum look enormous!" "That's sweet of you to say; when did you last get your eyes tested?"...... Sound familiar? What is it that makes it so hard to accept a compliment at face-value and respond with "Thank you"? What is the force that prevents so … Continue reading Give the gift of saying “Thank You”
I loved Toyah as a teenager; I still do. Her hair (of course) and make-up, but also her power, her self-confidence, her rebel-quality. I looked up to her and emulated her style with more and more outrageous hair-cuts and colours that resulted in the inevitable suspensions from my posh school for young-ladies. Result! Toyah showed … Continue reading You are allowed to be you
As we approach the end of 2012, it's a great time to take a life review; I like to think of this process as a "Life RevYou" it's not about goals you set and whether you've achieved them, or berating yourself for the things you didn't get done. A Life RevYOU is about YOU. How … Continue reading Time to review…
Choosing to think positively is not going to make all your problems disappear overnight; however, it is going to make a huge, positive difference to how you deal with, challenge, accept or fight these challenges and, as a result and with persistence, a more positive outcome. Positive thinking is a choice and it can … Continue reading Choose positive thinking