Category Archives: health

Don’t hit yourself on the way out, 2018!

It’s been a… complicated 2018.  There was  the good: Aunt Enid was fun to write. It reminded me of many, many wonderful childhood memories and I finally got hold of my great aunt’s lemon butter recipe! I attended Melbourne Supanova for the first time…  Road trip! with three fellow authors, Matt, Kylie and Katie. Just…

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R U OK?

Today is R U OK? Day. A national day of action to remind everyone that any day is the day to ask, “Are you ok?” It’s as simple as: 1. Ask 2.Listen 3. Encourage action 4. Check in For more information https://www.ruok.org.au/

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I’ve got Cabin Fever. It’s Driving Me Insane!

Well, what a week. I’ve discovered new forms of pain, developed a (to be confirmed) allergy to psyllium and have been functioning on an excess of broken sleep for over ten days. Concentration has eluded me. I sit in front of my computer and stare at a blank screen. My eyelids flutter and the world…

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Photo Friday: A Week of Pain and Hope.

On Thursday 14th July, I went under the knife. I had a hysterectomy. This should sort out some of my escalating health issues, which have put me over three months behind on my writing schedule. How inconvenient. My fantastic surgeon tried valiantly to do keyhole surgery but, alas, I don’t do things by halves. The…

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I Never Met a Chocolate I Didn’t Like

July 7th was International Chocolate Day. Now that’s a holiday I can relate to. In honour of the day, this week’s post is about chocolate. Whenever someone says chocolate, a voice inside me says: “I never met a chocolate I didn’t like.”. Though I admit I draw the line at chocolate hot cross buns and…

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Of Ideas, New Beginnings and Feedback.

It’s a new year. Thank goodness! Career-wise, it was rocky. Do I wind down a previously successful, and profitable, career continuing to suffer the health costs – both physical and mental? Or do I boldly step onto the bottom of the escalator and begin all over again – in a much more rewarding but unpredictable…

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The Thankful Jar

Early last year, following a harrowing year of anxiety, I was down. The black dog was biting at my heels. I needed a boost – something to cheer me up. Something to put things into perspective. A friend directed me to an article; it was then I discovered the wonder of the thankful jar. It’s…

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