Lottie’s Blog

Do You Need to Prove Yourself?

Do You Need to Prove Yourself?

If you knew you had nothing to prove, what would you do differently? Have you ever felt you need to prove yourself? I spent years either hiding I was sick because I thought I had to prove it and proving it was too much effort—I didn't look ill. I went about my life...

Your Perfectionism Does Not Make You Perfect

Your Perfectionism Does Not Make You Perfect

Do you strive for perfection, and feel disappointed that you achieve it?  Do you find yourself putting things off because you can't do them perfectly? Or worse, never sharing the things you do because you're not convinced they're perfect? Hello, my name's Lottie, and...

Do You Cry Enough?

Do You Cry Enough?

I have learned the amazing value of having a big cry in the last few years. In 2013 I had my most recent major surgery, a small bowel resection, and things went seriously wrong. I was fine throughout the operation, but when I came out of the Operating Room and into...

Are Your Relationships Good For You?

Are Your Relationships Good For You?

Relationships; lovers, friends, family, are a beautiful part of humanity but sometimes present challenges as we move through our life. I love this line from a poem with no attributed author, "People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime." Types of...

What You Can Do Today and Every Day

What You Can Do Today and Every Day

Do you always focus on what you CAN do, or do you get caught up on all the things you can't do? When people find out I live with chronic illness, they often exclaim, "But you do so much!" Yes, I do a lot. Yet I'm conscious to not run myself into the ground doing. I...

Using Baby Steps to Slow Down, to Speed Up

Using Baby Steps to Slow Down, to Speed Up

What are baby steps and how do you slow down to speed up? Have you ever really wanted to do something but been crippled by fear and unable to take the steps you need to make it happen? I have, so many times. Looking at the whole picture, the process, and what I think...

What if slowing down is a good thing?

What if slowing down is a good thing?

Does it frustrate you that you’re moving too slowly, or not doing “enough”? I first started to get seriously sick aged 21. So I can say with ease that I have spent a lot of my adult life frustrated because things have had to move too slowly at times. So many times...