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The next part of my update on the Breathworks Mindfulness For Health Course. Halfway through and having something of a melt down. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-old-elephant-learns-new-tricks.html
This is part 4 of my series chronicling doing the online Breathworks Course. Nearly half way through the course, and it is definitely not plain sailing... https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.com/2019/02/the-old-elephant-learns-new-tricks.html Happy reading. and feel free to ask any questions...
Check out the latest update as I battle through this online course...which is making me a tad anxious.... https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.com/2019/01/we-need-to-talk-about-colin-mindfulness.html
Check out the second part of my series chronically my experiences of doing this Mindfulness Course: This one is all about the difficulties of breathing. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.com/2019/01/meet-my-lungs-mindfulness-4-health-pt-1.html
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This is the intro to a series of Blogs about the online Mindfulness course that I am participating in over the next 3 months. . I should clarify that I am definitely NOT doing this course to treat ME, or on the advice of any medical practitioner. As some of you will know, I live with daily...
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We're heading towards Christmas...but guess what, I'm still a chronically ill elephant, so a strategy is called for! CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG: https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.com/2018/12/surviving-christmas.html
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Hello! After a difficult Summer, I am back with a Blog, but rather grumpy... https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.com/2018/10/eeyore-at-beach.html Thanks for reading, and sharing. Please feel free to leave a comment.
MY LATEST BLOG CONTINUES ON THE THEME OF SPIRITUAL ( AND PHYSICAL) JOURNEYING WITH ME...AND SPIRITUAL CONFUSION: https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/a-tale-of-3-cities-part-two-la-paz.html
This week's Blog begins a 3 part series about Spiritual journeying, pain and illness and how this relates to my creativity. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/a-tale-of-3-cities-part-one-brighton.html
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My latest Blog is a review of the book HEAL ME, by Julia Buckley. The book is ostensibly about Chronic Pain, but I think it will be of great interest to Me patients also. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/heal-me-book-review.html
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My latest Blog picks up the story of PIP application, from where it was covered on the Blog April 2017......and if you are feeling stressed out from reading about my struggles with the system, it also includes an audio-clip of a 5 minute guided meditation...
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APPOLOGIES FOR NOT HAVING BEEN A PRESENCE ON PR FOR A WHILE....FOR SOME REASON I HAVE HAD PROBLEMS GETTING INTO MY ACCOUNT. ANYWAY, DO ENJOY MY LATEST BLOG ABOUT MY 'CELEBRATION' ( OR NOT!) OF 4 YEARS OF DISABILITY...
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THIS BLOG IS ABOUT FINDING CREATIVE INSPIRATION FROM A PAINTING OF A DISABLED WOMAN... https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/my-worldand-christinas-world.html
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Greetings From The World of Elephant...And Hippy (Happy) New Year! Those of you who had, like me, what is euphemistically referred to as ' a difficult Christmas', ...may well be throwing yourselves, or any handy heavy object at your electronic device on reading the word 'Happy'. PLEASE CLICK...
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This post is an amended version of something I posted last year. This is a thank you to all who have supported me in my claim for PIP, and those who have become loyal readers of my BLOG. thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk The Blog was born as a result of the kind and thoughtful comments I...
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Check out my Christmas Blog: how scribbles and pencil chewing, resulted in a Christmas card design! https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/the-yule-blog-coming-of-christmas-card.html
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Check out my latest Blog...This guest blog written by artist, and my friend: PATRIC BLOSSOM. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/meet-patric-blossom-living-creatively.html
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CHECK OUT MY LATEST BLOG- THE FINAL PART IN THE 'WHAT THE HECK IS DYSAUTONOMIA SERIES. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/taking-dysautonomia-with-pinch-of-salt.html THANKS FOR READING! PLS COMMENT AND SHARE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ( P.S THIS ARTWORK IS BY PICASSO, NOT ONE OF MINE!)
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In my Blog this week, I take a deeper look at the problems of those of us with POTS or Orthostatic Intolerance. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/11/elephant-down-what-heck-is-dysautonomia.html Thanks for reading! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COMMENT..AND SHARE THIS BLOG ON YOUR...
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My latest Blog is the first of a 3 part series on my experience of POTS, OI etc. https://thechronicelephant.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/fainting-by-numbers-dysautonomia-part-1.html

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