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  • eye

    Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy (FED)

    If you’ve been reading posts here at Write of the Middle for some time, you might remember that in June 2022 I had eye surgery. I had Bilateral Cataract Extraction and Intraocular Lens Implants.…

    April 17, 2024
  • Art Therapy

    ART CHAT #3: Art & Mental Health

    Photo by Valerie Titova on Unsplash ART & MENTAL HEALTH I couldn’t have an ‘Art Chat’ series of posts and not talk about the benefits of doing art (and all creative activities) for our mental health. When…

    March 21, 2022
  • Vitamin Deficiencies

    Vitamin Deficiencies in Midlife Women

    I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check my vitamin levels, thyroid function but more directly to follow up on my iron levels following an iron infusion back in November 2021.…

    February 21, 2022
  • Mental Health and Self Care

    Mental Health and Self Care

    When it came to preparing a post for this week, all I could think was “I don’t have time” and “I’m stretched too thin” and “I need to look after my mental health and…

    August 23, 2021
  • Managing Home Improvement Induced Anxiety

    Home Improvement Induced Anxiety – have you ever seen a post title like that one before?  I wonder if this post is a first?  Read on to better understand what I mean. Painters are…

    April 12, 2021
  • Coronavirus: Anxiety Trigger Overload

    As a mother, a sister, a relative, a daughter, and a friend; and as a perimenopausal woman in her 50’s who is prone to anxiety; and as a human whose immune system is compromised…

    March 4, 2020
  • When too many interests causes overwhelm

    SWIRLY WHIRLY MIND = OVERWHELM In order to keep my blog honest and real, I find myself today writing about my swirly whirly mind that is and has been feeling quite overwhelmed at times…

    October 17, 2019
  • pneumonia

    Community Acquired Pneumonia

    COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA “You know you have Community Acquired Pneumonia“, they said to me in Emergency at the hospital.  I knew I had Pneumonia, but what is Community Acquired Pneumonia?  What did they mean? …

    October 10, 2019
  • The thyroid gland on the neck

    Thyroid Health in women and how age can affect it

    I was approached by Thyroid Advisor and asked if I’d be interested in publishing a guest post on thyroid health on the blog.  I don’t usually accept guest posts (outside of my Zen Tip…

    June 20, 2019
  • What sparks joy - now vs then

    What Sparks Joy – Then vs Now

    I thought it would be interesting to compare what ‘sparks joy’ [using the popular KonMari {Marie Kondo} term] for me now in my 50’s as compared to what sparked joy for me back in…

    April 11, 2019