Well done for making it to the end of A Week of Mindfulness! If you have missed any of the previous blogs in this series you can catch up by clicking on the links below: Monday: what is all of this mindfulness malarkey about anyway? Tuesday: The core themes of mindfulness Wednesday: What does mindfulness…Read more »
Tag: chronic pain
Thursday: My letter to Mindfulness
Dear Mindfulness You and I have known each other for quite a while, 13 years to be exact. When I first met you I thought ‘wow they sound really helpful‘, but I realise now that in my naiveté I didn’t really understand you yet. My first proper introduction to you was during my training to…Read more »
Wednesday: What does mindfulness practice actually entail?
Welcome to day three of a week of mindfulness, where we will get a bit more into the nitty-gritty of some of the different ways you can integrate mindfulness into your life.. If you missed Monday and Tuesday’s segments, don’t worry you can just click on the links below for a catch up. Monday: what…Read more »
Tuesday: The core themes of mindfulness
Welcome to today’s instalment of a week of mindfulness. If you missed yesterday’s don’t worry you can just click on the link below for a catch up. Monday: what is all of this mindfulness malarkey about anyway? There are two main themes to living mindfully: • Living fully in the moment • Embracing a non-judgemental…Read more »
Monday: What is all this mindfulness malarkey about anyway?
You may have heard me mention the word mindfulness A few (dozen) times across my various social media platforms over the past few months. Given that I will probably continue banging on about it for quite some time and hope to also record and share some more mindfulness meditations, I figured it would probably be…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday: Looking beyond what is right in front of you
Hi there you lovely lot, it is Thought Provoking Thursday again #TPT. This week we’re going to talk a little bit more about physical health issues. Our brains have a habit of seeing things as one thing or another, finding it difficult to hold on to the complexity of life or perhaps just finding it…Read more »
Dr Abercrombie’s guidance on living well with a chronic illness: Including the all-important Krissy commentary
I talk to myself! Actually, I talk to myself a lot. Not just in my head, out loud as well. Personally, I find it pretty cathartic. It helps me figure things out rather than keeping things rattling around, much like writing in a journal I imagine. We all have this inner dialogue, made up of…Read more »
Thought Provoking Thursday: It’s all in your mind?
Are you ready for another Thought Provoking Thursday? I am looking forward to the responses to this question because as you can imagine as a Clinical Psychologist and a person who suffers from chronic pain and myriad of other weird and wonderful diagnoses and symptom, some understood by the medical community and others not, this…Read more »
My key to chronic living: Netflix and Grit
Our weeks are often full of ups and downs and highs and lows. This has definitely been true for me this week. As many of you may have seen I spoke on a radio show last Saturday night regarding my experiences as both a patient and a doctor, or more specifically as someone who…Read more »
Inspired by self reflection: 10 tips for self care
Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort — Deborah Day It doesn’t matter who you are or what experiences you have had, life can get really blooming tough sometimes. This whole thing of being a grown-up, taking care…Read more »