Being affected by any horrible illness I do believe does give us a wake up call. A wake up call about what matters in life and what doesn't.
Family, friends and loved ones being the main people that matter & material things being the things we should direct our focus from.
More than ever this year I have realised this.
Today for Mama's birthday I needed to think outside the box for gift ideas. I dug deep and thought about her support, how she inspires me everyday and my skills she regularly celebrates. So, I worked tiredlessly through August to create a poetry book. I focused all my poems on the struggles with battling through chronic illness. For so many years and often times still now I feel very isolated and alone when it comes to my suffering and people understanding.I can't express my pain very well but poetry really does help me. I hope the words that I have managed to pen down will help others know they aren't alone and that we fight together.
My mind isn't as sharp as it used to be. So writing and general activities take me a lot longer. So the book is a little short but I know everyone will be feeling the same and will probably appreciate the the book is an easy read. We don't have the focus, mind and concentration anymore for long winded, detailed reads.
So head over the Amazon.com - The Lyme Light Of My Soul and purchase your copy today.
Let me know your thoughts and feelings on the book.
I can never repay my Mum or any of my loved ones for the support they give me/ show me everyday.
I haven't been very well recently and haven't really got out and about that much but I am so lucky to have people around me that understand, are flexible and accommodate me in anyway they can. For that I am truly grateful.
Today has been overwhelming and an exhausting one. I made it through lunch out though, but after three hours I was flagging. The organisation of the book, showering and picking an outfit zapping me before even walking out of the door ( Spoonie's I know you understand ). My pain levels were quite high before going out meaning at times I was fighting back the tears but I am proud for managing what I did. Gutted we didn't make it out for a girlie birthday dinner! But we have to celebrate every small victory.
Please always treasure your loved ones and never neglect them.
Throughout the year there have been a few times when I really did feel death was banging at my door. We don't think about the pair of shoes we bought last week, but our family, friends and the memories we have from the experiences with them.
So please focus more on the people you share your lives with and do as much as you possibly can with them.
Enjoy your Saturday evenings, many partying I am sure and have a blessed weekend.
Love and peace
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN.
Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.