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006 Direction: A winning tactic is to just do it

006 Direction: A winning tactic is to just do it

Trying to find direction after a cardiac event.  I discuss how to be able to take action on your unique path of life you need to have direction and focus. When our life changes it can feel uncertain and we feel vulnerable. By having direction and taking action we are able to develop and grow so that we can enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. Sometimes we know what and where we want to go but then we get stuck and never move forward. In this episode, you’ll find out what really…

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 the difference. When recovering from a heart attack or cardiac event it’s the little baby steps that matter. Helping you overcome the ‘what’s the point’ thoughts so you feel purposeful.…

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 depression, and the fear of failure. Discover how you can increase your positive emotions and gain a sense of freedom and independence. I will share with you an activity that…

You can feel fine after a heart attack

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In my last post on this subject, I focussed on how you can help yourself with your emotional rehabilitation and at the same time be helping others to feel good too. Now it is all about you, yes really. You can feel fine after a heart attack. After a cardiac event, you may feel like you’ll never feel fine again. It’s not the case, you just need a little time, cardiac rehabilitation for the body and the mind.  It’s time to share with you activities to calm your mind, care…

Healthy eating and body confidence

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One lifestyle change that affects and reduces a number of risk factors our health and has a positive effect on our feelings about ourselves and our bodies is to eat healthy and weight loss or gain. It sounds so easy doesn’t it, but it’s not. You start off optimistic, motivated and raring to go but then the reality of everyday life kicks in. Healthy eating and body confidence helps you to feel good and have energy to face the world. Initially I lost weight drastically after my heart attack and…

How to get your happy back with 5 positive things

How to get your happy back

No matter how much you want to have positive thoughts. No matter how many times you remind yourself (and others) to stop focusing on the negative. It is never as easy as it seems. You know it will enrich your life. Yet you keep slipping back into the thoughts that erode away your confidence, your self belief and your motivation. You can get your happy back. Negative and positive thoughts   The benefits negative moods, feelings and thoughts can provide: • Clear focus and great when problem solving • More attention…