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Tag: compassion

International Self Care Day

July 24th marks international self care day! That’s great to focus in some way everyday, and especially today. So far I’ve taught yoga and will be doing massage and coaching a bit later. That’s for other people’s self care. Then I plan to sit…

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What are you missing out on?

When we are looking at attaining a goal it sometimes feel as if it isn’t possible. It feels too big, there are too many obstacles in the way of getting there or we don’t feel adequate in our skills or our abilities to achieve…

Feeling supported

The other day at work started quite disastrously. I went in early to upgrade software that we use for our entire database of clients. It typically takes me about 30-60 minutes to complete so I can get it done before most people even arrive,…

The Illusion of Control

Do you try to control what happens in your life? How does that work out for you? I have been a controlling person and I can tell you hat it was like for me. I went crazy with stress and anger. Plus i never…

Be a Donor Month❤️

Left: my cousin and I the evening before our surgeries I have to admit, I keep calling April “donor appreciation month” I guess that’s what it feels like to me after receiving a kidney from my hero cousin As if donating a kidney to…

My New Life

I’ve written pretty extensively over the past year or so about all the things happening in my life, from kidney disease with decreasing function, having a fistula created in my arm, the work up of a donor, starting dialysis and finally having a transplant….

The Big 5-0

I’m the big 5-0 today and reflecting on life so far. I’ve learned a lot of stuff over my 50 years, and have loads left to learn I’m sure, one of the things I’ve been considering is who I am. This can be a…

It’s a date!

I got word today that the date of my kidney transplant is set. It’s in a very short two and a half weeks! Hard to believe after all this time of waiting and wondering that it’s going to happen. It’s been almost a year…

I Lost My Virginity

Dialysis virginity that is. This week I started to feel nauseous and weak for a few days. I slept more than usual. So I got in touch with the nurse practitioner that I work with at the renal clinic and we decided it was…

Inspiration from the past

Here we are on Martin Luther King Jr day in 2018. I’m watching Barrack Obama on the new David Letterman show on Netflix and Obama spoke of how King inspired him. He inspired so many people for many years to come and still does….