Positive things happen to ALL people. Just clear your mind and allow something lovely to happen. xx
Inspire Yourself - One Lazy Activity at a Time…
Ticket officially booked to return to Trinidad for mid-April! Literally could not be more excited!
I find that when having a tough time or rough go at things, it helps in such a huge way to constantly keep coming up with stuff to look forward to. Keep a diary and write down what’s coming up! Before you know it, you’ll find that you’ve turned that frown upside down.
Now, obviously a vacation to Trinidad isn’t a realistic thing that I can look forward to monthly. But, I can definitely look forward to watching my favorite show ‘Survivor’ every Wednesday! Boom… it goes in the diary! Have you ordered something online that’s due to arrive on a certain date? Write that in there, too!
See what I mean? Before too long, you’ll have an amazing booklet filled with positive achievements and memories that made you very happy indeed. Now what could be better inspiration than that?
- Lots of love! Happy Weekend! Danielle xx
FIFTY SHADES OF YOU:
As we approach Valentine’s Day, take some time to remember that YOU are ultimately always number one. So, put yourself 1st! Love yourself and just let it be.
Take a break inspired by the above picture. You deserve it! If anyone could use a little time, it’s you. We could probably all slow down a bit.
I understand that you’re kind - a natural-born giver, perhaps a caregiver. But, if you’re exhausted and worn out, in what way does this serve anyone? Take a break! Remember YOURSELF! Return grounded and centered. Love yourself and the love for others will double-up. You’ll see!
Hope that you’re well! Lots of love - Danielle xx
You are going to be in horrific pain anyways. Whether you are lying in bed, laying in a bathtub, wearing no clothes, wearing uncomfortable clothes, surrounded by no one, or surrounded by a thousand people - you are going to be in horrific pain anyways. DON’T LET RSD CONTROL YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOU ARE AFRAID OF THE PAIN. The pain will come and go either way. It might get worse while you are doing something fun and exciting, but it might get worse while you are laying in bed. Wouldn’t you rather being doing something fun and exciting?
Words put perfectly by my fellow fabulous CRPS/RSD fighter, Linda, of the blog ‘Let’s Be Chronically Positive'
The Boys are Back in Town :) xx
As I said, I’m back from Chicago & now in California, which means:
LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD!!!
No doubt about it. And no doubt about the fact that I definitely appreciate these moments more because of what I’ve been through - which I always find such a shame. I wish it hadn’t taken so much for me to realize just how amazing I have it, no matter the fact that life will always have obstacles or little bumps in the road.
Please take just a second to read - or re-read, as I often do - this past post (click here to reach it). You might just some gain well-needed perspective.
Hope that you’re all well. Love as always. Prayers and good vibes your way.
I’m having surgery again today, hear why in this Vlog!
Also… y’all deserve a proper explanation as to where I’ve been over the past (yikes…!) 8 weeks.
Lots of love. Be well.
*If you’d like to read up on my emotional journey with the Spinal Cord Stimulator, click here.
”I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I’ve ended up where I needed to be. / Douglas Adams
I walked a mile yesterday!
Oh yes, you read that properly… one whole mile.
I may have been slightly slower than I was before the accident, but amongst all the other ‘athletes’ - Oh, I know, I know it was only 1 mile, but I’m re-qualifying myself - I looked absolutely, 100%, totally normal.
Shoes were involved! Unfortunately, none as exciting as any of the above, but still shoes! And socks I might add! You must understand that up until months ago, all shoes, save for orthopedic-flip-flops and Uggs, seemed to be on a murderous campaign to kill my feet via death by strangulation.
I also (yes, you read that correctly - also!) wore tight yoga-ish pants without the desperate desire to rip them off at halftime. You see, the thing is with our clothes and shoes - and anything else that may touch us, for that matter - folks, is that if they’re even remotely too tight, they’re far too painful on the sensitive skin of someone suffering from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD). Not in a “beauty is pain way,” either. Instead in a, “It’s a symptom, I need morphine now!” sort of way (perhaps the last example is slightly extreme… but, you get it, right?!)
Anyway, I walked a mile. It may not be much for some (or most!), but it made me incredibly proud of my little old self. I know there are many, many more of you out there extremely deserving of some sort of likewise recognition for similar or greater achievements.
You all are fantastic. You deserve trophies, and medals, and ribbons, oh my!
But for now, here’s all that I can do:
You guys! We walked a mile!!!