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.

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  1. Very empowering post. I needed to read this on a day when I am very worn out indeed. :)

  2. That is it — baby steps. I look at life as a big puzzle. I keep looking for more pieces of the puzzle toward healing and getting more freedom.

    • Michellina Van Loder says:

      Yes, you are right: baby steps. I’ve had a little success of late. I did some gardening (cutting roses, and one little hedge) and did not get effected; it was one of those days where it was just fresh outside, and it was sunny too. It’s been near 8 months since I’ve been out in the garden :) And then I bought a rose inside and placed it in a vase! Until it rained today, my sinuses have been better too. DO you have problems when it rains? Is it the outdoor moulds, so you think? My face, behind my nose, just starts pounding…

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