Exploring 'Me Time' by Dawn Gibson Winder

Mar 02, 2020

    This month I start a new series of blogs where I share some of the lifestyle changes I have made, that are helping me achieve   optimal health and wellbeing.   I write about how prioritising my wellbeing has given me more than I imagined and share what  activities I’ve been doing to   ensure I have more balance, joy and fulfilment in my life.   I joined the Chrysalis program initially because I wanted more for myself and my family than manag...

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Tired and Wired by Dawn Gibson Winder

Feb 14, 2020

  This week I continue to share what I've learned on my recovery journey with the Chrysalis Effect program. I   discover that it isn't always so easy to change the habits of a lifetime, and the only way to fully recover is to dig   deep and look beneath the symptoms and start understanding our behaviours and beliefs.     One night not so long ago… I'm lying in bed, there are so many things rushing around my head, and it's nearly midnight! I have a pen a...

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A Work In Progress by Alison McGrath

Nov 13, 2019

I have always seen myself as a strong and reliable person, someone whom other people can come to for help. Surviving a nasty period of bullying as a young student nurse in the army convinced me that I could cope with anything. Later, civilian nursing taught me that I should be able to carry a limitless workload and still smile for the patients. As the eldest daughter and a nurse in a matriarchal family, my work spilled over into my personal life and I became Mrs Fixit for everyone. Over the...

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My Recovery So Far By Elva Ainsworth

Nov 05, 2019

  My background story is that I was super active and busy with no limits (I thought) until I had glandular fever at 19.  My stamina hasn’t been the same since but I nevertheless managed a busy career as a Business Psychologist and business owner, having 3 marriages and 3 children by working hard on my health and wellbeing (all fitting a somewhat “heroic” narrative!).   I was known by my friends as “Duracell” and “super woman”. I...

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