3rd December 2020 is International Day of People With Disabilities. This year’s theme is ‘Not all Disabilities are Visible’ and focuses on spreading awareness and understanding of disabilities that are not immediately apparent, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning difficulties and cognitive dysfunctions,Continue reading “Ability Not Disability.”
Author Archives: Sara C
Fear and overcoming it
Those of you who have read Sickbed To Summits will know I have been fortunate to have made some very good friends serving in the US Navy. They are SEAL trained special operators and a font of knowledge when it comes to anything endurance related. Some time ago, we were chatting about various challenges IContinue reading “Fear and overcoming it”
Sickbed To Summits
A short time after my diagnosis, in some crazy attempt to make sense of my feelings and emotions, that at the time were all over the place, I began to write a diary. I thought I might be able to look back at it in the future and make some sense of what was happeningContinue reading “Sickbed To Summits”
The challenge of 2020
8 a.m. Saturday 25th July, 2020. A warm, cloudy, humid morning with a forecast of mixed sunshine and showers. I was feeling happy. I was feeling confident. I was about to start running the entire length of the Sandstone Trail, 55 kilometres in length, 1,268 metres of ascent; an undulating path following sandstone ridges, madeContinue reading “The challenge of 2020”
Let’s get physical!
During the time we have been in lockdown due to Covid-19, it has been fantastic to see so many people out and about, walking, running, or cycling, on their own or with family members. It seems the general population have realised the benefits of time spent being active in the great outdoors. I really hopeContinue reading “Let’s get physical!”
When your being is not so well..,
It was around this time last year when my mental health was really beginning to take a downward turn. Having gone through the ordeal of a brain tumour diagnosis, haemorrhage and life-changing surgery, I had put much of what I had been feeling to the back of my mind in order to try and focusContinue reading “When your being is not so well..,”
Just another day?
Lying in bed wide awake again!. Exactly 2 years ago I did the grand tour of northwest hospitals. The scary reality was that I had survived a life threatening brain haemorrhage caused by my tumour, but at that time I hadn’t realised just what a close call it was. To be honest, I have neverContinue reading “Just another day?”
Let it go…
The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on life is unprecedented. It’s natural to feel anxious, after all, we have no previous reference point for this, we don’t know how we should react at this time — and maybe this makes us feel a bit panicked. But keeping your emotions in check is more important than ever rightContinue reading “Let it go…”
When plans have to change…
It often appears that no goal is ever possible without meeting with a ton of obstacles and challenges along the way. I’ve read about many people who’ve had a dream, but whose plans were thrown into chaos. It seems to me that adopting a positive attitude toward failed plans is an important quality; successful peopleContinue reading “When plans have to change…”
When life gives you lemons… or a pandemic!
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to share my thoughts in this blog. I was hoping to recount my experiences in order, but feel this is a good time to drop in a random post, which actually calls on a lot of my previous experiences. So I guess these coping mechanisms have becomeContinue reading “When life gives you lemons… or a pandemic!”