I don’t have to think about it that hard to do a roundup for the year – I didn’t really have one. With chronic illness it’s hard not to consign whole tranches of time to scrap. Yes, I had my moments, and yes there were some good times and no, I’m not saying my life […]Read More Medication, Moderation, and Meditation – My Life With Invisible Illness
In a previous iteration I was pretty active for a non sporty type. Like, I started swimming regularly because there was a laundry at my local pool at St George’s. A large load bought me a 40 minute swim. I don’t hate laundrettes, in fact, when I was a kid my mum was friends with the […]Read More Breast Up, Back Down
Last night I went to see Jon Kabat Zinn at the Friends’ Meeting House in Euston. It was hosted by Action For Happiness. It was billed as “An Evening With” and pitched at a general audience so I didn’t expect it to be anything I hadn’t heard before, and it wasn’t. It was more like […]Read More Yoga Rage
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how borked you are, you go ahead and do stuff anyway. Largely speaking, if you spend all day in bed you’ll get more pain anyway. Plus bone loss! As an added treat. (For anyone not following my gripping life on fb, I fell quite badly on Sunday and now have the […]Read More Time Passes, Shit Happens, and Poppet is Opportunistic
After writing my previous post I tweeted the link to Sh! and they asked for a version for their site. So that was nice. The enbiggened version is here. What else? Well, today me and Al finally got around to tidying up our Training With Awareness enough to allow it out into the world. It’s […]Read More So that was nice!
The journalist, Jeffrey Bernard was a notorious drunk. He was the subject of a West End play called Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell because this is what was printed without any preamble in the stead of his column for The Spectator when the writer was too drunk or hungover to hand in copy. Sadly, for me, […]Read More elaine4queen is unwell
We’re all just walking each other home. — Ram Dass Tuesday, November 13, 2012 What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done? To be brutally honest, I am often brave. Getting through the day with chronic migraine knowing you’ve got it all to go through again and again is far braver than anything else I have […]Read More We’re all just walking each other home
I really did try to post every day, I promise… but I just went into this incredible migraine and allied trades wormhole and am only just crawling out of it now. You may have seen or got sent a link to about a dozen attempts to post the other day, but for some reason I […]Read More Let or Hindrance, Tiger Worms, Meditations, and Berzerking.
in an argument between the mind and the body the body will ultimately win. FACT. was it really only last week that i had the botox injections (31 of them) for my migraine? okay, it was 10 days ago, and it feels like a lifetime, because after i had them i went straight out and […]Read More on mute
we just had a little VISITORRRRRR!!!!!!!! this is charlie, poppet’s bestest friend. he’s an 11 month old english bull terrier/pit mix. and WHAT a lovely boy. he’s a bit bigger and more boisterous than poppet, but she’s been a mummy, so she keeps him in line. they are actually hilarious together, though. this morning i […]Read More who da boo boo? intransegent weed, and wicker woes