Category Archives: Life Skills

How to Communicate Like a Buddhist by Cynthia Kane

I’ve followed Cynthia Kane for a while (I recommend following her on Twitter as well), so I was absolutely delighted when she gave me the chance to read the advanced copy of her newly released book How to Communicate Like a Buddhist. It is an important topic, and Kane is both well-equipped to tackle it and does so …

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Chronic Illness, Body Image & Getting Married

Seeing my wedding photos felt like staring at a stranger, who has somehow managed to impersonate me on that special day.  I quickly click away, before the tears reach my eyes, before I have to acknowledge that this – stranger – is me. My illnesses have been hard on me, and they love to multiply …

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Reflections on 2015

In many ways 2015 has been the most difficult year of my life. I have gotten increasingly sick, been through countless medical tests, trialled several different medications (all to no avail), and my doctors increasingly consider me a difficult case. I became unable to work. I spent a month bedridden, with migraines and throwing up …

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I Love Yarn Day 2015

Today is the 5th year celebrating I Love Yarn for everyone who knits, crochet, spin, weave etc. I learnt both to knit and crochet as a little girl. Knitting never really “clicked” for me the way crocheting did. One of my first projects was a terribly misshapen horse, but later on, with experience, I crocheted several …

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The Health Update I Promised You All

I have been promising you all a health update for quite a while. It’s difficult for me to talk about these things, because there are so many different, interconnected pieces. It’s so easy to get lost, jumping from one topic to the next – but I’ll do my best to keep things straight. Current Health …

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Writer’s Wednesday: A Year Without Matches by Claire Dunn

Have you ever wanted to just escape the city, suburbs or even a small village in the country side? Just leave it all behind and go out into the wilderness. Well Claire Dunn did just that, she spend a year in the Australian outback building her own shelter and learning how to light a fire …

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Writer’s Wednesday: From Coping to Thriving by Hannah Braime

Self-care has become increasingly important to me over the past several months, as I’ve been dealing with (and continue to deal with) a lot of health challenges. I’ve had to truly learn what it means to put myself and my health first – something that’s very difficult, when you veer towards a Type A personality …

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When Your Body Speaks Very, Very Loudly

I feel like I’ve forgotten how to write. I haven’t written a proper post in months. Not because I haven’t had things to talk about, and not even because I haven’t had time. I’ve had the time, but I haven’t been able to find the words (hello brain fog) or the energy. (As an example …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Primal Connection by Mark Sisson

Lately I’ve been digging deeper into health looking beyond just diet, and instead embracing the importance of all aspects of our lifestyle. The Primal Connection: Follow Your Genetic Blueprint to Health and Happiness by Mark Sisson is the best guide I’ve found so far to get started on this. While there’s still plenty of things to …

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10 Years – Dealing With the Loss of my Dad

My dad died at the age of 51 from lung cancer. And when he died I wasn’t there.

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