It’s a matter of perspective …

Sometimes it’s only in retrospect that you realise what you’ve achieved. That happened to me recently when I was asked why I wasn’t going to participate in a ‘how to write towards publishing a book’ program since I like writing.
Right now, I’m at the final stages of editing “What Glass Ceiling” which is a memoir I’ve been writing based on an extraordinary woman accountant – my mother – who was accepted into the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame. Over the last two months I’ve been busy writing articles for my health column on chronic pain in PnP Authors magazine; two articles for Health Care Consumers Association (HCCA) to be published shortly; a talk on catastrophising and fear in a chronic condition for the HCCA seminar series; drafts of chapters for my Writers’ group novella, with a proposed publication date in a few months; an abstract based on my recent article on Tai Chi and Qi flow published in a Beijing based scientific publication “Life Research” for a “Tai Chi, Qigong and Wushu” conference where I have been invited as guest speaker and panellist; preparation of my talk on spiritual and psychic communication as guest speaker at a Spiritualist meeting in July; and I’ve finished writing a short story to read at a Literary Salon. I’ve also been busy with increased marketing for my book Ethics of a Psychic Reading which is currently discounted.
All of this was while I  was coping with a severe ongoing health and pain conditions, which also affects my cognitive and language comprehension abilities – causing the written word taking longer to write and to comprehend when reading it.

Since April I’ve been fortunate to travel with my husband to Melbourne, the Northern Territory, as well as Canberra with the latter being multiple times visiting family in hospital and at home, friends and for appointments.

To think that only a few years ago I could barely struggle out of bed due to extreme fatigue, severe pain, and breathing difficulties, let alone socialise, travel, and do all those things that normal healthy people do. Everything I do I have to plan and make back-up plans – but then that’s what happens when coping with extreme hypersensitivities. I’m lucky that I’m surrounded by a lot of good family and friends who support and encourage all my activities, and the groups that I participate in are welcoming of me and my requirements.

Life might be difficult at times when a severe flare-up happens and it takes days, weeks, and even months to recover. But I keep in mind that the half-glass is always able to be filled with whatever I want and focus on, and that anything is possible it’s just a matter of perspective. 😊

Using Qi flow in Taiji effecting structural change

35 years ago no treatment was available, then using Taiji, Chen style Chan Si Gong (Reeling Silk), and Zhan Zhuang (standing meditation) to relieve chronic pain mobility increased. Using Qi flow in Taiji effecting structural change in feet and reduced pain: a case report is a personal account discussing techniques, thought-processes, methods of practice and the determination needed to enable structural changes to my foot deformities resulting in normal foot shape, and subsequently relief of intense chronic pain.

The report and discussion on the treatment principle of Qigong may provide new insights or strategies for the treatment of chronic or persistent pain.

My report was published on 25th January 2019 in the current issue of Life Research, a peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Traditional Medicine Research group and can be accessed https://www.tmrjournals.com/lr/EN/10.12032/life2019-0125-003

For articles in Life Research journal’s “Mystery of Qigong” edition  https://www.tmrjournals.com/lr/EN/2624-0548/home.shtml

You can also request a free full text PDF of Using Qi flow in Taiji effecting structural change in feet and reduced pain: a case report via https://www.suzanne-newnham.com/-contact.html