Tag: Yoga and Diabetes

Taking on the World!

Today is World Diabetes Day. In just a little over a year my life and my understanding of Type 1 Diabetes has changed dramatically. A year ago I was in tears at the thought of having to inject for the rest of my life. I felt defeated and devastated, because I’d assumed that all the hard work I’d put into my health hadn’t paid … Read More Taking on the World!

What’s stress got to do with it?

More than  two years ago I connected with Dr. Lauren Tober, a clinical psychologist and yoga teacher. When we met there was an instant rapport. I loved her quiet, yet strong commitment to supporting others to be healthier and happier. She’s initiated projects like, Capturing Gratitude, a photographic happiness project and her e-course, a daily dose of bliss. Each one of Lauren’s offerings give solid tools in … Read More What’s stress got to do with it?

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Being Down with Diabetes

I’m done, finished. Over feeling like I have to stay positive with diabetes! I don’t like being permanently sick. And no matter how much I love yoga and my yoga practice. No matter how strictly I count carbs and manage my diet . Diabetes is hard. Hard on me and hard on my friends and family. No one likes to see their child suffer, … Read More Being Down with Diabetes

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Why Yoga for Diabetes?

When I was coming up with the name for my blog I came across a book about Yoga and Diabetes by Dr. Lisa Nelson and Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher Annie Kay. I subsequently ordered it. I love it! A simple, down to earth manual to inspire both Types 1’s and 2’s to take up a yoga practice while learning about its profound benefits. I wrote to Lisa and Annie, told … Read More Why Yoga for Diabetes?

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Boy how things have changed

People still think I’m the same as I was pre diagnosis. It’s hard for them to wrap their head around the fact that I’m not in control anymore.There was the life I had before diabetes, the one where I ate pretzel croissants, pizza bread and chocolate and the one I have now; low carb meals, afternoon walks and 15 finger pricks a day. The … Read More Boy how things have changed

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Beyond Type 1

I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of this amazing campaign to celebrate our Type 1 heroes. Beyond Type 1 is a campaign which puts a very real face to this very challenging disease, asking the question; How do you live beyond Type 1? Anyone can join the campaign and tell their story! And here’s their mission statement…. Why not head on over to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter … Read More Beyond Type 1

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Is Yoga for You?

Yoga is no longer a buzz word, nowadays everybody and their mother does yoga. But it wasn’t always like that. Fifteen years ago yoga was still the new kid on the block. There was a vibe about yoga; real, simple and honest. In 2015, Yoga is reaching its saturation point and perhaps your thinking, “yoga just isn’t my style, it’s too commercial, too ZEN.” I totally understand. My first yoga … Read More Is Yoga for You?

Hear my story- why I’ve created this blog

Lately it’s become clear to me that to share my heart and passion it’s important for you, the reader, to know the person behind the words. Words can be finely crafted, expressing the things we often times don’t dare to say out loud, but they can also be the armour we put up to shield the very real vulnerability we feel. When I found out that I had … Read More Hear my story- why I’ve created this blog

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Acceptance

A Guest Blog from Therapist, Yogi and Type 1 Diabetic, Michelle Sorensen I recently attended a conference on mindfulness meditation and how to incorporate it into cognitive behavioural therapy. The room was full of mental health professionals like myself, looking to integrate these skills into their practice. Many openly spoke of their desire to learn the skills for personal use as well. One health psychologist … Read More Acceptance

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This Too Shall Pass

It’s day 6 for Diabetes Blog Week and todays topic is to reflect on a previous blog and share something you feel proud of writing or expressing. For me it’s the following quote published recently on DOYOUYOGA.com People often ask me how do I face a disease which is incurable and full of restrictions. My answer is simple… I approach it like I approach … Read More This Too Shall Pass

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It’s a Wild Ride!

Todays topic for Diabetes Blog Week is all about getting the skeletons out of the closet. What can we let go of in order to fly? I’l never forget my first trip to Disney world.  I couldn’t wait to see Mickey and Minnie and the enchanted castle. But my big  8 year old dream was to see the dolls dancing in costumes to the … Read More It’s a Wild Ride!

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On a personal note

I’ve just signed up for Diabetes Blog Week with the intention to write for the next seven days to a specific topic. Todays topic is deeply personal… What are the things I wouldn’t share about myself with regards to my illness… As I discover more and more about the diabetes online community and all the support that’s out there I feel incredibly lucky. For … Read More On a personal note