Category Archives: Post-stroke recovery

At the third stroke …

Last Wednesday morning — just a week ago — I was sitting quietly at my dining table writing morning pages as the early sun streamed into my little living room. My ritual pot of tea and candle accompanied me. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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Passion and joy

A lot can happen in a couple of weeks, even for a woman whose pace of life is very slow and outwardly uneventful. Since I last posted, I’ve changed my blood-thinning medication, thus freeing myself from dietary monitoring and restrictions. … Continue reading

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This precious moment

First thing on Monday morning, I spent an hour with my optometrist, deciding on ‘one or two/this one or that one better’ and performing other optical gymnastics so that he could devise the optimum prescription for my new glasses. He’s … Continue reading

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Deep acceptance

A couple of days ago, the rain began — delightful soft drifty showers with a few heavier falls, especially at night. Temperatures dropped a little. It’s been bliss. It feels as though the big old trees and flowering shrubs and … Continue reading

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Elemental forces

My unit is on the top floor of a large three-storey complex whose floors spiral gently upwards in a roughly oval shape, fitting around old trees and allowing central space for lawns, gardens and places to sit and enjoy the … Continue reading

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Home

Last night, just before bedtime, I realised that there was nothing in my diary for today. That this would be the first day living in my new home when there was absolutely nothing I had to do. A shimmer of … Continue reading

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Pausing

I’m in the throes of sorting, culling and packing in preparation for my big move into a little retirement village unit. There’s been so much to do psychologically as well as physically, and I’ve been pacing myself carefully, making the … Continue reading

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Deep acceptance

What a quiet delight it is to return to my blog after more than a month away. It’s been a time of deep reflection, and of careful prioritising in order to make best use of what little energy I have … Continue reading

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Honest reflections

so much to mourn — so much more to be grateful for — deep river of life

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Picking myself up again

did dear Sisyphus also relish golden light birdsong loving touch?  

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