What or who will you be discovering, rediscovering, anticipating, decluttering and cherishing this November? You’re free to interpret these keywords as you like, and here’s my list! I hope you’ll join me in sharing more insight about life with chronic illnesses 🙂
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the importance of gut health. While I’ve heard the term ‘leaky gut’ (or intestinal permeability) and have read up a little about it, there’s still so much I have yet to learn. Did you know that up to 70% of our immune system and 95% of serotonin resides in our guts? It definitely wouldn’t hurt to take better care of it!
I am currently reading Dr Michael Mosley’s book, “The Clever Guts Diet”, in hope that it sheds more light on this topic. So far it’s been a fascinating read, and I must say that he’s a captivating writer who’s managed to turn a potentially dry subject into something easy to digest (pun intended)!
old friendships. People drift in and out of our lives as time takes us down different paths, even if they were once good friends. It’s totally normal and more than okay, yet sometimes life brings you back full circle. I went out the other night with two good old school mates, and we had fun! It was one of those rare good days where I could handle a few drinks, which was a bonus 🙂 These are people whom I’m super comfortable with, and who’d never judge me for my health. I never have to worry about explaining myself, and know that if shit hits the fan, they’d take care of me with nary a complaint. Perhaps that’s why I could relax, be myself, and use every single spoon for pleasure!
a little holiday in
November December! Our original plan to catch some autumn scenery doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, so we’ve postponed it to the Christmas holidays. We don’t know where we’ll go yet, but I’m looking forward to travelling again! Wherever it is, I’ll take the opportunity to get out into nature more, and to take a break from blogging and social media. I’m truly grateful to have the means and opportunity to travel despite circumstances. I also have my fingers crossed that I won’t get another random cyst rupture during then!
our apartment. It’s not that big so there’s lots of stuff lying around in the open, with no place to go. Hanging the clothes out to dry can immediately make the space look cluttered. Add the ironing board and the place is a disgrace! Also, pet birds = constant mess. I’ve come to realise that there is no way to have a spick and span environment with pet birds; they can make a mess outside their cages even while inside 😉 No one can deny that a clean and well organised space is bliss, and invokes a better state of mind and wellbeing. It’s definitely worth a little time and effort every day if possible. It’s also a blessing to have a roof over my head, and I want to honour that by maintaining it to the best of my ability.
good days. While I still get hit by bad days every now and then (in fact, it hasn’t been a good week and I just puked my guts out), over all I think the good days have increased a little as well. So I’m attempting to cut down my steroids (again and again!), ever so cautiously. Even a small change of 2.5mg can make a big difference in terms of pain control for me.
Thank you for reading, and I hope to read about your thoughts for November as well! Click here to submit your own entry, and to read about what others are up to as well!