HOW TO PACE WHEN SOCIALISING...

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

...WHEN YOU JUST WANT TO SHAKE YOUR TOOSH!


Today I want to share with you a recent experience I had after being asked to a ball. Living with complex health challenges means I have to pace to be able to do the things I love. I share with you how I manage the emotions, and how alcohol affects my symptoms and how being surrounded with the right people really helps.

The other week I went to a charity ball, it was a last minute invite from a very, very special family who run an amazing charity called ‘Friends of Alfie’, who support disabled children in the Black Country in the West Midlands. This family recently lost their beautiful sister and daughter, Kate, who sadly left this world on the first of December last year.


I was very, very fortunate and privileged to be Kate’s soul midwife at Mary Stephens Hospice and was beside her as she took her journey to her end of life. Kate was such a special soul. So to be invited to a ball where the charity were giving a beautiful memorial to her really was an honour.

Kate was heavily involved in the charity for 10 years or more and left a huge legacy. The ball was a wonderful tribute to her.