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Redbanks, South Australia, Australia
Contact me if you'd like to know more about this writing group. My email address is jeebers@aussiebb.com.au

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds

Ananka - one of our Pharaoh Hounds
Ananka knows how to enjoy life - catch and eat birdies!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tell Yourself You Can, and You Will!

The power of affirmations is amazing. I was studying last year, and was having trouble sticking with the level of study required.

Then I read something about affirmations and was inspired! I began telling myself I was a good student, over and over throughout the day. I did this for nearly a  month, and it became easier for me to keep my head down and get on with doing my assignments.

I got through, and because of the affirmations and my application to doing the work, I now have a qualification in Community Services Work. Since getting that qualification, I feel more capable of doing whatever I set out to do. 

You can find out more here http://www.successconsciousness.com/go.php?wellness28&4

This year I've gained a grant to pay for a mentor to help write a memoir in verse dealing with my new life living with Multiple Sclerosis. I told myself I could do this, and I did. I truly am a believer in the power of Affirmations!

Keeping Busy, Keeping Well

I've been busy lately, connecting with others who have the same chronic illness. I've had Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for more that 2 years, perhaps 7 years. I was diagnosed with MS in February 2010. This could have been a terrible lifestyle destroying thing, if I let it be such a thing.

I didn't let it do that to me. Instead, I let myself explore this new life, by writing about it all. I wrote a list of reasons why MS was a good disease to get, in a humorous way, and then posted that to a website to share my words with a larger audience. 

Having MS and pursuing my favourite creative method go together extremely well. I'm a writer, a poet, and having MS means I sit down a lot. If I do too much in a day, fatigue hits me, and my legs get shaky and standing up becomes difficult. 

So I can keep busy, writing, thinking and discovering new things. I can keep on being creative, despite my illness. And I can help other people to discover ways to be creative too. Keeping busy at what you love to do is a great way to maintain a positive attitude.

And maintaining a positive attitude leads to a better life!

Waiting for night to come

Waiting for night to come
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