Life is a gravitron

It can be hard sometimes to keep moving when your life feels like being stuck inside a gravitron at a fun park. You know; always moving in circles really fast, beyond your control and making it hard to move forwards (or backwards for that matter or even sideways but occasionally upside down can happen) – then someone vomits and it flies back and hits them in the face. Ok maybe apart from the last bit but you get what I mean.

It’s been an interesting few weeks and I’ve been thinking about the Camino a lot. It has now been 4 months since I started walking (give or take a few days) and I have come full circle – back to where I was before I decided to go, in a place that I don’t care to visit often. But it’s ok; I think I’m out the other side of that now. It was tough for a while but something changed that. I had no hope, I couldn’t see a future I could enjoy and I was falling down the spiral again to a place in my mind that I haven’t been for a while.

Then I had my first session of Mickel therapy and it changed. Mickel therapy is a new treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME and Fibromyalgia. It works on the theory that these three conditions are caused by a dysfunction of the Hypothalamus gland in the brain that is responsible for all sorts of things including sleep, fatigue levels and the autonomic nervous system. I noticed a change after my first session, not a huge one but I do have more energy, a bit less brain fog and my heart rate which for months has been a little unpredictable and ridiculous is now between 75-80bpm at rest and hopefully wont jump so high when I do outrageously energetic things like standing and walking short distances.

In other news I have been occupying my pathetic time by making fascinators to add to my collection of other stuff I’ve made over the years to keep me from going insane while I couldn’t work and plan to sell soon. I will hopefully be having a stall at the South Melbourne Market’s ‘Style By Night’ series of night markets starting October 20th – unfortunately a few days late for Caulfield cup but in plenty of time for Melbourne Cup, Derby day, Oaks day, Stakes day and Cox plate! Here’s an example of what I’ve been making and to see more check out my accessories page on facebook.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. RoseLaMer
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:43:30

    I love your headpieces! You’ve got quite the eye. Nice work!

    Reply

  2. Barbsie
    Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:40:47

    I know what you mean, bout the coming full circle bit. Am trying to work mine through by reading Aleph from Paulo Coelho. Hopefully it helps to makes sense of things and feelings!

    Btw, lovely stuff you’re doing! My daughter is crazy bout them strawberry ones!

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    • Claire
      Oct 12, 2011 @ 09:48:07

      Thanks! I’ve really enjoyed tapping in to my creative side – now I just have to get rid of some of it as it’s taking over the house!
      I haven’t heard of that book but will look it up. There are a lot of things out there I think it comes down to finding the right thing for you 🙂

      Reply

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