Wellness is surviving doctors, hospitals, recuperation and rehabilitation. It is keeping up your spirits. Guidance for you and for your family and friends who want to help. No fad diets or marathon training plans. Just the essentials.
You need to know what you are facing. The maze of doctors and hospitals and surgery is confusing and overwhelming. The road back from injury is hard. I’ve survived 16 surgeries, a number of injuries and more hospital stays than I like to think about. I will share all of those experiences. What worked and what didn’t. And what I’ve learned.
There are tools out there to help, and I will help you find them. You will be able to walk your path with your eyes open, with some idea what to expect.
This site is all about feeling better.Wellness is about more than body, your state of mind has everything to do with it. Being happy and feeling good (relatively of course) is too important to take for granted or to give up on.
If there is anything I’ve learned it’s that attitude is everything. No matter how bleak things seem, we all choose how we approach our lives and how we cope with difficulties.
I have tricks and tips I use to keep myself positive and optimistic through my darkest days. And there is no magic to it. Which means you can do it to.I will share the stories of others who inspire me. I believe that in sharing our success we can inspire each other to continue and to make the most of what we have been given.
I have run across some amazing people, who have overcome heartbreak and illness to live wonderful and meaningful lives. I have also seen people give up. It is so important that you choose to keep fighting.
It is all about the long game. I am going to get as much out of my life as possible, and you should too. In this site you will be able to access what I have learned about making your recuperation easier. And about what tools and tricks will keep you going when you feel down and at your weakest.
If you have a story of overcoming and surmounting your health obstacles, we would love to hear it as well.
Support your loved ones
It is hard to know what to say or do when someone you love is going through this. I have accompanied my child, my husband and my parents on their journeys through health care, with varying results. It is hard to be a caregiver, sometimes even harder than being cared for. You can help someone you love get through their journey. I have lots of suggestions on how to help a loved one navigate their recuperation. And some great gift ideas.