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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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Blue sky day

Aquarian full moon shining creative light on life’s abundance  

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Neuroplasticity and lightbulbs

For the past year, I’ve been doing daily brain training exercises on my computer, with the intention of strengthening my undamaged neural pathways and developing new ones to compensate for those the stroke knocked out. I started with exercises (in … Continue reading

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Reconnecting

Everyday life and small energetic knocks and bumps have diverted me from my morning walking delights for a while now. My walks have been functional — to the shops, and to appointments, with only occasional ‘delight’ walks. And even then, … Continue reading

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The nature of recovery

A week or so ago, I was quietly celebrating a small but noticeable improvement in my stamina. Not that my capabilities had really improved much, but I was able to stretch the boundaries slightly and bounce back from deep exhaustion … Continue reading

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Making peace with what is

The Sydney Morning Herald recently reproduced a thought-provoking article by Frank Bruni, from the New York Times, who wrote about our obsession with the physical; with our body’s attractiveness, limitations and flaws, and the way we tend to define ourselves … Continue reading

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And peace returns

The longer I walk this post-stroke path, the more I understand about the value of allowing deep emotional responses to emerge and find constructive expression. Today, I notice that peace has returned and with it a renewed sense of optimism … Continue reading

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