Category: Health

  • The mindfulness of astrophotography

    The mindfulness of astrophotography

    Photography is my favourite hobby. I’ve been dabbling in it for at least 20 years and it’s given me a lot of joy in that time. Within photography, there are a lot of different niches, and lately the one that’s hooked me is astrophotography. Those expansive Milky Way shots have captivated me for years, but […]

  • Why sunsets are good for you

    Why sunsets are good for you

    Exploding colour in the sky is more than just a pretty end to the day.

  • Noise

    Noise

    My brain is a noisy place. Lately, it’s been so loud in there I can’t hear one thought over another. It’s a frustrating state to be in and I’ve decided enough is enough. So, while all the world seems to be setting themselves 12 week fitness challenges and competition goals, I’ve set myself a meditation […]

  • A bumpy road

    A bumpy road

    I do like adventures. Smooth roads and concrete paths are easier but way less appealing. Uneven trails, on the other hand, they’re harder but much more interesting. When it comes to holidays, I’m all for it. But in my knee rehab? Nope, I’ll pass, thanks.

  • A new normal

    A new normal

    I’m surprised at myself. I spent a really great Easter at Bluesfest in Byron Bay, listening to some amazing musicians, marvelling at their skills, and admiring their many beautiful guitars. Music makes me very happy, and if it’s live all the better. Through all of this auditory bliss, though, one small thought kept creeping in: […]

  • On track

    On track

    “You’ll need to do these for when you’re back walking hills.” I was internally doing fist-pumps at that statement, whilst outwardly playing it cool. I’m certain my physio didn’t notice as she worked on my knee. She was referring to a new set of exercises that are preventative so that I don’t get this all over […]

  • Treatment commences

    Treatment commences

    It has been a week since my first knee treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma injections. The news about my patellar tendon was not great, as expected. The benefit from that was the injection at least didn’t hurt. I have had problems with my knee for a few years, namely some missing and torn cartilage that […]