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In The Fringes

Don’t look back, you’re not going that way

I have this phrase glued to the wall above my front door. It’s the last thing I see as I leave the door, just above an Aristotle quote “We are what we repeatedly do” (particularly apt for someone with OCD) and Hemingway, “Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.” Continue reading “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

Unremembered acts

The brightest and most memorable days in my life were at the time, just ordinary days.  Continue reading “Unremembered acts”

Success

I used to think of success as a series of events on a straight line graph where x = performance and  y = expectations. The slope always stays the same and as expectations increase, so does performance or maybe vice versa.

Want more x worker harder = success. Continue reading “Success”

There is more than one kind of freedom

I haven’t been sleeping well. Insomnia is a problem that comes and goes and when it arrives, it’s crippling. It begins a viscious cycle of anxiety, over-thinking, obsession and paranoia. Continue reading “There is more than one kind of freedom”

The complexity of management and self-management of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

I am a text book case on how not to manage Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. My life has been marked by times where I lacked any support contrasting by time where it has been over medicalised, excessively complicated and many assessments I have had no choice but to undergo was heavy on the scepticism and risk management and low on compassion, knowledge and understanding.

Continue reading “The complexity of management and self-management of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome”

“Life’s a great balancing act”

I have been reading my daughter a poem every night after we complete our three bed time stories – the first now read to me by Supergirl. Continue reading ““Life’s a great balancing act””

Ten tips for feeling better quicker when nausea and vomiting strikes

Supergirl started throwing up after school on Friday afternoon. We had dinner at the table whilst she was lying on the couch on the other side throwing up her cooked school lunch. Continue reading “Ten tips for feeling better quicker when nausea and vomiting strikes”

What can I do

I started this blog 7 years ago for two main reasons.

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Why do we apologise for not fitting the standard mould?

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