024 Fatigue management tips when you have a heart health diagnosis

024 Fatigue management tips when you have a heart health diagnosis

A few weeks ago I talked about my experience of fatigue, fatigue management and what fatigue can feel like. I discussed the difference between tiredness and fatigue along with reasons why after a heart attack, heart surgery or living with heart disease we might have fatigue, what it is and the potential causes. Hopefully, you’ve used my shared suggestions to…

021 Fatigue, the What, the Why and the How-To Work It Out

021 Fatigue, the What, the Why and the How-To Work It Out

I recently asked in my Facebook community how have people been feeling since their heart attack, cardiac event or open-heart surgery. At the top of the poll was fatigue closely followed up by sleep issues, anxiety and lack of motivation. I thought these would be great topics for me to talk about. So today I am focussing on fatigue. Click…

017 Interview with Ashley Reaver, Registered Dietician – Lowering your cholesterol one meal at a time

017 Interview with Ashley Reaver, Registered Dietician – Lowering your cholesterol one meal at a time

Click play to hear the full interview ⬇ Live a long, healthy life without feeling powerless by lowering your cholesterol one meal at a time. Ashley specialises in helping people with high cholesterol live a long, healthy life without feeling powerless to control their numbers because of their family history. She believes is possible by lowering your cholesterol one meal…

Getting to know vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines

Getting to know vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines

Vasodilators (anti-angina) medicines are used to ease chest pain, to treat and prevent angina. It helps as it relaxes and widens your blood vessels and decreases your blood pressure. A category of vasodilators called nitrates increases the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart while reducing its workload which can ease chest pain. Usually, you will use a vasodilator…

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

005 Confidence: Having belief about being lucky

Gaining confidence in life after a cardiac event.  Having confidence is another mindset that is important during recovery after a heart-related health issue. I tell you about how gaining confidence with life after a cardiac event helps you get out of your own way of your rehabilitation. That you can rid yourself of doubt. You can grow your self-belief. Have…

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

004 Purpose: A to-day list rather than a to-do list

Having purpose when living with a heart condition.  Today I chat about purpose. I’ll talk about what it means when living after a cardiac event. I will explain that it isn’t what you achieve but the feelings that you experience on the journey. As your body releases its natural feel-good chemical, dopamine. That it’s not always the big things that make…

002 Energy: Fun and laughter the quick fix

002 Energy: Fun and laughter the quick fix

Creating energy for living with a heart condition. In this episode, I will introduce you to another of my mindsets that I think underpins our emotional recovery after a cardiac event. To gain energy to fuel your ‘new normal’ this is your physical, mental and emotional well-being. Having energy gave me motivation and drive to want more from each and every…

001 Acceptance: Breath, an undervalued wellbeing tool

001 Acceptance: Breath, an undervalued wellbeing tool

Finding acceptance when living with a heart condition. In this episode, I talk about acceptance and how having it contributes to emotional wellbeing after a cardiac event. You’ll learn why it is important to accept the situation, yourself, what was and what is, along with your limitations. Find out how you can regulate your moods and decrease symptoms of anxiety and…