Poems of the Month- Within these four walls

Starry night sky background. White writing says Withing these four walls, mindfully Evie, poems of the month.

This week’s Wednesday Wisdom is a special edition. Instead of a quote, I’ve picked one of my favourite poems from Mindfully Evie’s book Within These Four Walls, in honour of ME awareness week and month.

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A New Normal- the power of acceptance in chronic illness.

Light pink background with pink abstract shapes. Pink writing says 'we must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us' Joseph Campbell

The New Normal

Today’s Wednesday wisdom is a little different. Normally I just pick a quote make a nice aesthetically pleasing background and go about my business. But today’s quote made me pause and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

The ‘new normal’ this phrase will be remembered alongside classics such as ‘unprecedented times’, every email hoping it finds you well and your dreams being haunted by government reminders to make space, wash your hands and wearing a flipping face mask. They’ve all become part and parcel of our everyday. Perhaps you’ve been working from home or had to pivot careers. Perhaps you’ve picked up a new hobby or ditched an old one. Whatever it may be your normality has bound to have changed. Yet apart from a little side note I don’t actually want to talk about the pandemic today.

Instead, I’m going to briefly cover what it’s like when you become chronically ill or disabled and your reality changes dramatically away from what you once called normality. This of course is just from my experience as someone who was healthy and fit before they became chronically ill. I would love to hear others thoughts on this too so please leave a comment or use the contact form to message me.

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