|On Sunday, I put my back out at the gym. For the rest of the day, I was in a considerable amount of pain and could hardly move. I felt rather sorry for myself as I lay in bed. I was cranky and bored. I realised that I don’t make a very good patient. In fact, I am incredibly impatient because I want to get better quickly so that I can do all the things I had planned.
Last night, I went to see The Sessions in The Riverbank Arts Centre. The movie is based on a man with polio who was mostly paralysed from the neck down. He was a poet and a journalist with a great sense of humour. Despite his predicament, he was able to reach out to experience life and love.
This morning, I sipped a soy latte in the Keadeen Hotel while a large group of deaf people laughed and signed excitedly beside me. They were full of fun and togetherness.
And I just watched a clip from The Saturday Night Show with 16-year-old Donal Walsh who is terminally ill with cancer. This brave, inspiring young man spoke out about suicide and how he is grateful for every extra day he has to live. He hopes that his death will make people appreciate life more. He is sad to be leaving behind all the beautiful things of this world. Since his prognosis, he has given up school, travelled, and raised over €50,000 for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
It was as though I was being constantly reminded of how lucky I am and how I need to put things into perspective. A healthy or seemingly perfect life may not be as rich as the lives of some of these so-called dying or disabled people. If you are able to open yourself to love, able to share and enjoy the wonderful moments of life with family and friends, able to laugh and learn and experience, and able to really live life, then you are truly blessed. It is then that you are really alive.
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Pics on InstagramDay 19 of August Appreciation: Shout-out to favourite yoga teacher in Kildare- @yoga_forallkildare Excellent teacher, she really understands what yoga is truly about. Suitable for beginners & improved beginners. And if you want to work out while you yoga, I feel great after classes with @mariajosefinabarrioyoga in Kildare. Lovely person too. Both of these teachers love yoga & are constantly upskilling 👍🏻 #yogakildare #shoutoutmonth #kildare #augustappreciation #wellofbeing #mindbodysoulcoachDay 17 of August Appreciation: Favourite Holistic Centres in Kildare. As an Acupuncturist, Mindfulness & Positive Living Teacher, Reiki Practitioner & Life Coach, I know my Holistic Centres. I’d recommend Abbins House Holistic Centre & The Lifeflow Centre, Newbridge & The Fairgreen Holistic Centre, Naas & Naas Holistic Centre. You can avail of wonderful treatments including acupuncture, Life Coaching, reiki, homeopathy, Yoga, Mindfulness & Positive Living, Meditation & so much more! #holisticcentre #kildare #wellofbeing #yoga #mindfulness #augustappreciation #homeopathy #meditation #shoutout #yogaforallkildareDay 15 of August Appreciation: Favourite hotel. I have no need to stay in a hotel seen as I live here but @killasheehotel is stunning- the building, grounds, afternoon tea, spa & gym are all fantastic. Shout out to @keadeenhotel also- beautiful grounds & chillax areas 😍 Check out @yoga_forallkildare for Days 13 & 14... #hotelkildare #killashee #keadeenhotel #shoutout #augustappreciation #wellofbeing #mindbodysoulcoach
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