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Tag: mental-health

At ease

I’m writing this from my bedroom where I’m listening to the birds sing and watching rainbows shimmer on the wall from the crystal that hangs in my window. The crystal is a large ball and above it there is a hummingbird. It’s very meaningful…

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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,…

My weekly updates

I write a weekly e-newsletter that goes out each Sunday morning. It contains updates on my yoga classes, coaching services, massage services and some thoughts for the week. Interested in receiving these quick updates? Sign up here!

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…

Better every day

I’m almost 7 weeks post kidney transplant and I’m feeling so much better. My energy is finally coming back to a more normal level and I’m able to walk at a quick pace without losing my breath. It feels fantastic. An experience like this…

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….

Those you count on

I’ve learned an important lesson over the past few months. Illness, and other major life events or crises, teach you who is truly in your corner. I’ve had so much support, some from very unexpected sources. I’ve also had a lack of support from…

Day 5 post transplant.

Well, I feel like I’ve turned a corner today. I can see the end of the tunnel. Let me explain, my kidney transplant happened on Tuesday. The surgery went well, as did my cousins and the healing process begun. Unfortunately the kidney was a…

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…