Archives for November 2012

Small Steps

The idea that I can make it out of The Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities is a big one. It’s not like I’m going to change who I am or anything, I just want to go to classes, the shops sometimes, my daughter’s school concerts, family bar-b-ques, that type of thing. Living my life without wearing a mask everywhere I go, was a beautiful thing. Being able to breathe in a whole cornucopia of aromas and chemicals without getting affected by most of them, was a beautiful thing. And earning my health back would enable me to do all of those things–and more. And if I did it once, I can do it again.

Chunking. That’s what I need to do. If I can break up this huge task into chunks, changing one thing at a time, then it’s damn well doable!

This from A Sweeter Life:

“when you’re in a spot of bother, and need to make changes, you don’t tend to know what the One Overhaul is that will fix you.

That’s far too big a decision to make. Far better to inch in a general direction, even if the destination is merely “forward”.”

The steps towards fixing my health are clearer now. (And of course I’ll share them with you.) Onwards we go…

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

How to Walk a Dog When You Are Housebound

If you own a dog and you can’t get out to take it for a walk, then you could, perhaps, think about buying a treadmill for it to walk—or run—on! I didn’t buy one for my dog, Bella, I bought it for myself, but she makes great use of it. The problem is though, she has entitlement issues: when I’m using it, the sweetheart just sits staring at me until it’s her turn. At least she can grasp the concept of waiting, but she does makes me feel as if I should hurry up share.


You might find your dog likes it as much as mine does. In this video, it’s one of the first times she went on it, therefore we kept the safety cord clipped onto her collar just in case she came off and hurt herself. Nowadays, she can go on without it because she just jumps off whenever she likes.

Sometimes when I’m writing she comes in, sits on the treadmill and waits for me to turn it on for her. It can get annoying because she has no sense of timing. Too bad if I’m busy…

But anyway, we’d both much rather be out walking here:

 

Anyway, it won’t be long now.

PS: Cats can do this too. (But don’t tell them, because all cats have entitlement issues (and apparently Aspergers too) and you’ll never get any work done.)

 

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Out of the Darkness

“Essentially, it’s not our dark times that matter; it’s how we emerge from those times that matter, ultimately, showing us who we truly are.” ~ Dan Zdraveski

Into the Light

Into the Light

That there is a quote from a good friend of mine. Someone who, although at a distance, reminds me that I can in fact survive almost anything. And that it’s only after emerging into the light that I can look back on the darkness with gratitude for what it has taught me: that I really do need to do whatever it takes to get the boojungus out of here! 😉

Cheers,

and thanks for your inspiration, support, and for reading,

cause you are all awesome,

Miche x

Michellina Van Loder is a Professional Writer, Journalist and Blogger. This is where she shares her tales about trail blazing her way out of the Labyrinth of Chemical Sensitivities and Mould. This is also where you will find the latest Research on related topics.

Information, products and views presented by guest bloggers @The Labyrinth are not necessarily the same as those held by this blog's author, Michellina van Loder. Reviews are my own personal opinions (unless stated otherwise); and satire is used throughout personal posts. Any health topics discussed are not to be taken as medical advice. Seek out medical attention if needed and do your own research; however, you're welcome to use mine as a start.
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