Everything is possible, the impossible just takes longer…

I was doing MOTOmed 🚴🏻‍♀️ a few days ago (I try and do it every second day at home when I’m not in physiotherapy) and I reminded myself of my blog. I was wondering and thinking what should my next post be about… I couldn’t come up with anything 💥😔 the next day doing the same, something was telling me that I should look back on the past year since this year is coming to an end and ideas just kept flowing so I’m here writing this ✍🏼☺️…

People that know me know well that I’m all about listening to my body and my intuition, one of many things I’ve learnt on this journey, so I decided that I’d make this post an analysis of 2022 in regards to the improvements I’ve made. I firmly believe that you should work in silence and let your success be the noise, so I try to be as much private as I can be in life, BUT blogging about my journey to recovery ❤️‍🩹 requires me to be transparent and on top of that I promised at the very beginning that I’d be honest and give you as much detail as I can- so even though I don’t like talking about myself publicly, blogging about my journey has to be an exception 🤷🏻‍♀️✌🏼. To be completely honest I see that as a good thing because I’m kind of bad at acknowledging the improvements I make, the importance of them no matter how little they are and basically patting myself on the bak sometimes… it’s so true when they say that you’re your biggest critic 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄. As I’m writing this now I’m thinking to myself: “I can’t believe that I’m the author of these words” seriously 😳 when I write I feel like words are flowing into my head and I’m just transferring them onto “paper”. Sometimes I randomly think of a blog post and boom! 💥 I spontaneously start creating it in my head. My brain gets flooded 🤯, I even form sentences while I sleep 😂 in my dreams 🙉. So anyway to come back to this blog post I decided to make a list of things that changed in the past 12 months, a year of therapy in Poland 🇵🇱. I’m going to focus only on things that play a role in my recovery process, because that’s what this blog is about. What I’m trying to say is that probably more has changed in my life, but it’s irrelevant for the purposes of this blog 😉. So let’s begin!

🌟 I passed 2nd year of college and I’m closer to becoming a naturopathic nutritionist 👩🏻‍⚕️👩🏻‍🎓. Why is this significant? Ohh where do I even start?! 🙉🤯 In a nutshell, because I’m passionate about the subject, because I’m doing it even though it’s very tough with one functional arm and being wheelchair bound, because it keeps me sane and gives me a purpose on this very LONG journey to recovery, because I’m learning a lot of useful information about lifestyle and diet that I can apply to make differences to my body and mind- for example that fasting increases stem cell production and that’s so important in recovery. That’s just one of SOO many things and I’m so glad I’m gaining this knowledge. What we eat has such an influence on how we feel, what our body looks like, our muscles and so on. And because, wait I’ll say it… I’m proud of myself 🫣🤭 for studying online with my circumstances. There I said it… I’m proud of myself!

I recently watched a stand up comedy show that I highly recommend- Jack Whitehall “I’m only joking” (it’s available on Netflix and online too). It turns out I belong to a fasting “cult” 😂😂😂 Go me! 🧘🏻‍♀️🤞🏼💁🏻‍♀️

#JackWhitehall
😂😂😂

🌟 I improved my sitting balance, therefore my core muscles. My lower back is less sore because my core muscles are getting stronger and I’m getting stronger. This translates to improved turning when laying down, better standing, better posture and improvement in sitting balance when sitting unsupported (even sharing this photo is a huge progress, I didn’t want to allow my physiotherapist to take a photo of me in session, never mind sharing it publicly 🙀🫣🤭). 👇🏼

🌟 My right (most affected) hand is looser and has more movement, even though it isn’t functional yet (not yet, but it will be), I’m able to do more with it, I’m able to move my fingers more, closing wasn’t really an issue from the start (that’s what stroke does to your hands- usually affects finger extension more), opening and extending from a closed fist always was a challenge. That has definitely improved and I can actively open my hand more 👍🏼✋🏼🫴🏼🤌🏼. Videos attached below 👇🏼. I’m learning to open and close wheelchair break with my right arm 💪🏼 and I’m better at engaging it in exercises and everyday life, I’ve become good at ignoring my right arm over the years, I’m changing that! I have to remember I have two hands 🤲🏼

I know that when you’re looking at these videos you might think that it’s nothing, but believe me when I say it’s a huge improvement! I was recently talking to my friends back in Ireland saying that I’m constantly making improvements, they’re things that aren’t really noticeable with a naked eye BUT I feel it. I’m in this body for 7 years now, well 30 years overall but the “disabled” body I’m talking about here. I absolutely hate the word “disabled” 🙄😠… I’m just using it so you know exactly what I’m trying to say and so you can understand how it feels. A body that isn’t working properly, not as before, basically not physically able to carry out certain tasks, doesn’t listen to the brain in a way. So yeah, being in this body is new, but not totally new to me since I’m dealing with it for several years 🥺. Because I’m in this situation for a long time now and because I’m so spiritual and in touch with my body I notice every little change. To be completely honest my body feels different every day, there’s always something new. Be it that a certain muscle is more active, or I haven’t felt it working before, a part of my body feeling looser or seeing more movement, even if it’s half a centimeter, let’s say with my finger or thumb. I’m frustrated that the progress is slow but then I’m so thankful that there is progress, that it hasn’t stopped and that I’m not going backwards, which could easily happen.

🌟 My pathological muscle tone (spasticity) decreased, which means that I have more control in my legs, more flexibility and movement.

🌟 Speaking is dependent on breath and mine has been very shallow since my stroke. My breathing has improved therefore my speech has improved. I’m doing Wim Hoff method to increase my lung capacity (and I’m getting better and better slowly), I sing (not in public 🤭) and I started recording voice messages to my family and friends ☺️. When I’m listening back to them I can hear that my speech quality has gotten better. I’m loud enough, I’m not running out of breath as much- I’m able to say more before I take another breath in (increased breath control) and I speak more clearly 👌🏼. A quick note here, because I’m learning to appreciate what I have and to see how far I’ve come. Statistics say that Locked-in syndrome (LIS) affects around 1% of people who have a stroke (only 1% 🙉). It is a condition for which there is no treatment or cure, and it is extremely rare for patients to recover any significant motor functions. About 90% die within four months of its onset. I survived, I came out of LIS 🔒 after 4-5 months, communicating by blinking only, using alphabet board 👀 and I’m constantly improving. It’s safe to say that I’m a miracle! ☺️ Not only did I suffer a one in a million stroke at the age of 23 but on top of that I developed a condition that only 1% of stroke patients ever get, and 90% of people with this condition die just a few months after. That’s crazy! It’s unbelievable when I bring it to my attention yet again. I’m amazed every single time! 😲

🌟 I became more spiritual and more in touch with my body 🧘🏻‍♀️🫶🏽.

I’m going to focus mainly on my mind in the coming year, as I am sure that’s where my main problem is. Of course I suffered a brain injury that damaged my neuronal pathways and so on, that’s why physiotherapy is so important here. Repetition to make new pathways in the brain 🧠 (neuroplasticity), exercises to move my body constantly, to build muscle, increase strength, relearn movements and so much more. Doing physiotherapy regularly allows me to work on self discipline, to work on my body but also on the mind by being challenged, facing fear, to toughen up, to temper my nervous system but also to change surroundings, socialise (my social life doesn’t really exist… and I always was this person from Pink’s song: “Get The Party Started” 😜💃🏻🍻🥂 “I’m coming up so you better get this party started… get this party started on a Saturday night, everybody is waiting for me to arrive…” la la la 😂 well, not that everyone was literally waiting for me to arrive 🙉 but I was always life and soul of the party 🤞🏼, the social butterfly 💁🏻‍♀️🦋). So that’s one of the areas of my life that has changed 360 degrees 🥺 BUT 🥹 “a butterfly is a proof that you can go through a great deal of darkness and still become something beautiful” so I’m full of hope and believe that it’s only temporary.

🦋 Your mind, emotions and body are instruments and the way you align and tune them determines how well you play life 🦋

So, coming back to 2023, I decided to focus and work on my MIND mainly, along physical therapy. Why am I sharing this on my blog you may ask? 🤔 because I’m sure that many stroke survivors, everyone really needs to become aware that body and mind are ONE, that when you do it in your mind your body will follow and because if I write down what I intend to do I have you holding me accountable. There’s more motivation and some kind of responsibility to stick to the plan. I know that this concept of mind & body connection is now well known to everyone, and I’m also so good at the theory and knowing all the facts, HOWEVER applying it is a totally different thing 🙄. I’m aware of the concept, I know what I need to do, I’m aware that there’s a blockage in my mind SO I’m half way there 🤞🏼, but seriously awareness is key, it’s half of success as they say! There are 3 main aspects I need to work on:

  1. Overcoming fear
  2. Believing in myself
  3. Loving and accepting myself
🌟 Remember who YOU ARE! 🌟
I think she enjoys the snow ⛄️ Happy 1st Birthday Kaira! 🥳🫶🏽🐶❤️ #DecemberBaby

🎄 Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all of you that follow my journey to recovery 🦋 ~Klaudia 🦋

September Challenge 🚴🏼‍♀️

🦋 If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you 🦋

Me and my physiotherapist decided that for the month of September we would do a challenge 💪🏼 Why? You may ask… Just because, and because everyone loves a challenge! ✌🏼🥰

So, we agreed that I’d do MOTOmed (MOTOmed- a device similar to normal bicycle, which allows for passive, motor-supported and active movements- see pictures below), I’d cycle on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, while he’d run 100km in total. It quickly turned out that I’d also cycle that distance if I did an hour 4 times a week (just over 6km in an hour long session). Initially I set out to do 30-45 mins in each session, but once I did an hour and I saw that I was able to do it I stuck to it. Just after 2 weeks I noticed that my legs were different, looser, more flexible, it is much easier to bend them- so I also have better control and the pathological muscle tone decreased 💪🏼🥰. To sum up I was doing a challenge that was clearly making improvements to my body but also to my mind 🫶🏽. That was enough of a motivation.

💡 Change pace and resistance to continuously stay active and engaged in the exercise! 💪🏼

So, what are the benefits of regular MOTOmed workout? I asked myself seeing that it was making a difference 🤔. I researched 🤓 and this is what I found:

  • Relearning movement patterns
  • Improved arm/hand functions and walking
  • Reduced spasticity
  • Improved strength and endurance
  • Positive influence on bowel activity
  • Assists coordination
  • Conclusion from one study- MOTOmed movement therapy combined with standard rehabilitation improves mobility and activities of daily living in stroke patients.

After years of rehabilitation, meeting and working with so many different physiotherapists I formed an opinion that I’d like to share with you all. I think there’re 3 main qualities a physiotherapist has to have for you to have successful and enjoyable rehabilitation process. Passion, positivity and knowledge. Being passionate about what you do means you put effort because you care and because you want to help. That’s exactly how I feel about Naturopathic Nutrition (which I’m currently studying to become a practitioner). Putting effort and caring about what you’re doing were and still are huge and important to me. Positivity is so so important, it means you see everything in a bright light ☀️🌈, there’s always hope 🍀 (which is key in rehabilitation, in life). I’ve recently heard that “a word can either heal or kill you” and I couldn’t agree more! If you’re dealing with a professional in a white coat 😱 and they say something like “I’m sorry but nothing can be done”, straight away you give up, become depressed, hopeless… BUT you have a choice here! When something bad happens or someone says something negative you can either let it define you, let it destroy you or let it strengthen you. You either stay down or get back up. At the start of my journey I’d easily become upset, depressed, negative, I’d cry so many times! 🥺 more importantly I believed in EVERYTHING I was told, like when my speech therapist told me that “I would never speak again” or my doctor telling my parents when I was an ICU (Intensive Care Unit) patient that “I had 10 days to live and my organs would start failing one by one” yet I’m still here today, able to talk, in fact I rarely shut up! 🤪🤣. The journey taught me resilience, to never lose hope and to always get back up and keep going! Today, I’d just FIRE such person/professional 🤪, I only work with positive people (I can’t afford to have ANY negativity in my life 🤷🏻‍♀️🤗). As a future practitioner I’m sure that my positivity will be a huge part of my success 👩🏻‍⚕️. On my journey to recovery it already is! That leaves me with last but not least- knowledge. There’s absolutely nothing better than working with someone that is knowledgeable, actually that is exactly the meaning of the word “professional”. Having knowledge on a certain subject allows you to be a professional, to help, to see what needs work, to educate, to think outside of a box… nothing annoyed me more than physiotherapists who ONLY worked “by the book”. For me it meant that I couldn’t make the improvements I wanted to. Sticking to the “book” means that there are things that are basically impossible, and that things can ONLY be done in a certain way, because the book says so 🙄. And I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in the so called “impossible”. Someone recently told me that even the word itself says “I’M POSSIBLE” 💪🏼🔥👌🏼. You have to break some rules, take risks, think outside of a box, challenge yourself to keep improving/change. In Naturopathic Nutrition they teach us and always repeat that every patient requires individual approach, we are all different- I’ll always remember that when I start my own clinic 👩🏻‍⚕️🙏🏼.
Working with such person, that also believes in you and encourages you is a blessing. I’m thankful to have that! 🙏🏼 #grateful

🦋 Be an encourager, the world has enough critics already 🦋

🚴🏼‍♀️ My results 🚴🏼‍♀️

Date: 1/09/22

Duration: 50min

Distance: 5,12km

Date: 3/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,16km

Date: 4/09/22

Duration: 45min

Distance: 4,61km

Date: 6/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,11km

Date: 8/09/22

Duration: 55min

Distance: 5,73km

Date: 10/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,22km

Date: 11/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,37km

Date: 13/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,24km

Date: 15/09/22

Duration: 45min

Distance: 4,76km

Date: 17/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,21km

Date: 18/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,29km

Date: 20/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,34km

Date: 22/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,63km

Date: 24/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,31km

Date: 25/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,44km

Date: 27/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,27km

Date: 29/09/22

Duration: 60min

Distance: 6,32km

Distance Total = 🏆 102km 🏆

🦋 You may see me struggle, but you will NEVER see me quit 🦋

This challenge has shown me how doing MOTOmed therapy regularly can compliment my rehabilitation treatment. Before this challenge my MOTOmed was rarely used, just collecting dust in the corner of my therapy room 🙄. This was just the kick I needed to realise how beneficial it can be. I will definitely continue with it, this challenge was just the start and the benefits I’ve seen serve and will serve as my motivation to keep at it 💪🏼. Shout out to myself for coming up with the idea of this kind of challenge 🙌🏻 and also shout out to my therapist for going along with it 🙌🏻, sweating to support me 😅🔥. Never give up, Stay focused, Stay positive, Stay strong 🫶🏽🤗.

🦋 Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional 🦋

#ProvePeopleWrong

P.S. I will be taking a short break from blogging as I have college assignments and end of semester exam coming up 🤓😅. On the bright side (as I’m always trying to look for the positives😉), Nutrition Year 1 is nearly completed, I’m gaining more and more knowledge on a subject that fascinates me AND I’m ready to start Nutrition Year 2! Getting closer and closer to becoming a Naturopathic Nutritionist 🙌🏻👩🏻‍⚕️. I’ll be back in November 🫶🏽✍🏼🤗. For now stay safe and smile ☺️🦋.

The only time when you’re allowed to go low in life is during your squat 😜😉

💫 Self-Love and Self-Belief 💫

Self-love, Self-worth, Self-belief, Self-discipline, Self-esteem, Self-respect, Self-healing and so on.. There’s a reason why they all start with “Self”. No one else can find them for you. You yourself have to find them within You. Did you ever hear the saying “you cannot love and find love until you love yourself “? There’s so much wisdom in this saying… I really believe that people never find healthy love, respect, or worth until they learn to love and respect them Selves first. Would you agree with me on this?! 🤔 Through discovering this aspect of YOUR being, can come a complete transformation of YOUR life? I definitely think that. Some people are stuck in unhealthy relationships, some use alcohol and drugs to numb the pain of not having Self-Love, Self-Respect, and Self-Worth- it’s a vicious cycle really 🥴…

Loving yourself, believing in yourself and having that self-discipline is so hard, isn’t it? 😫 Especially after suffering a life changing event- I’m still working on it today… (bare in mind I suffered the brain stem stroke nearly 7 years ago now 🙄🙉). I have to relearn everything, especially relearn to love myself the way I AM and BELIEVE in myself, I’m using capital letters for the word “BELIEVE”, because I’m aware that’s my biggest weakness right now. They say that awareness is that first step needed, so I’m on the right path. It’s a tough challenge to believe in yourself- BUT hey! who doesn’t love a challenge?! 👊🏼💪🏼😅. Going from a healthy, independent girl to a dependent wheelchair user, that’s such a self-confidence knock 👊🏼🥺 BUT I think that if there’s so many healthy people that don’t have that self-confidence, self-love, self-belief, and so on, then it’s an issue for anyone really. Therefore any reader can somehow relate to this post 🤩

You don’t attract what you want, you attract what you are

You must be what it is that you are seeking – that is, you need to put forth what you want to attract

👆🏼My favorite quotes by Wayne Dwyer (he was a smart guy!) 🥰 worth knowing of! (Check him out, I recommend it!).


If you don’t love your Self, it’s a thinking problem, a belief that you have accepted as true. It’s all in your mind. You are judging yourself, comparing yourself to others, or maybe you feel unlovable because of things that happened to you in your past and you feel like a victim of circumstances? Feeling sorry for yourself? Either way, it is a disconnection from the truth of who and what you really are. This is because the Ego-self is ignorant of the truth. Spiritual practices such as yoga, breath work, meditation, etc. can all help in overcoming these beliefs. You can forgive yourself and others to overcome anything that is keeping you from being happy. You can let go of being the judge and the victim. I know that spiritual tools, especially meditation and affirmations are very powerful. There’s absolutely nothing better to sharpen your self-discipline, self-love and self-belief. I recently completed a week long vegetable broth fast. WHY HAVE I DONE THAT? You may ask…Because I LOVE AND RESPECT MY BODY (giving it a break, and time to cleanse from time to time), because I BELIEVE & KNOW I CAN, but most importantly because MY mind is in control over my body, not the other way around 😍💪🏼! I recommend trying some type of fast, nothing will improve your self-discipline more than knowing the fridge is just there stuffed with foods you can reach out for at anytime. BUT 🛑✋🏼 you set yourself a goal and want to stick to it- Why again?! just because, that’s real strength and discipline 💪🏼🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏻🧘🏻‍♂️ #MindAndBodyConnection

We are ALL the same, we are spiritual beings having (just) a brief human experience on this Earth. We’re here to transform, to experience Self-Realization, to learn to love ourselves, leave behind the negative thought processes and begin to vibrate in a positive energy, bring positivity into our lives and the lives of those around us 💜✨. We became so disconnected, and you should try doing everything to reconnect… A common theme throughout my blog 😊

⁉️ Did you know ⁉️

⭐️Some research states that it takes 7 positives to cancel out the effect of one negative statement 

⭐️Developmental psychology research states that up to 95% of our “emotional programming” is in place by the age of 8 years old 👧🏻👦🏻. So, from a very young age we form our beliefs about ourselves, people, our caregivers, the world around us (We’re simply wired for negativity 🙄🤦🏻‍♀️)

⭐️Self-LOVE is the most powerful form of love- it sets the very foundation for which every other aspect of your life is built upon. How you treat yourself with love and respect is a direct reflection of how others will treat you in life. You deserve to experience ALL of the good things life has to offer. Water yourself and balance yourself daily (with repeating affirmations- I suggest a few below 😉) and watch your life flourish 🌻. They usually suggest challenging yourself for 30 days before you can notice a difference. TRY!, because you deserve it, like in the L’Oréal ads (ladies) you’re simply “worth it” 💁🏻‍♀️😆

It’s only with significant events or therapeutic intervention that we can start to LET GO of these negative & very often FALSE beliefs. Sometimes we create these from the things we experience, or hear about ourselves. But many times we just may have concluded them from events that happened to us, mostly in our childhood. Perhaps others projected their insecurities/upbringing on us- that’s very common, and done unconsciously, without even realising it 🤷🏻‍♀️

The aim of this post is trying to help you notice these patterns in yourself, and offering you a powerful tool-  affirmations that you can repeat daily to break down the walls of self-limiting beliefs 👊🏼, reigniting that flame of self-love (that maybe you lost), or even building it from scratch 👷🏻‍♀️🔥🥰💓. As the mind CAN and DOES CHANGE in our lifetime, with listening and repeating affirmations you’re literally building new pathways in the brain 🧠 (neuroplasticity). Let’s start to break the negative cycle, not only helping yourself but others too! Being at ease with yourself will certainly translate onto others around you, without the need for any words- and let’s be honest there’s nothing more attractive than being at ease with yourself 😍😌

💞Some of my favourite affirmations💞

🫶🏽

I deeply love and appreciate myself just as I AM

I trust MYSELF

I believe in MYSELF

MY SELF-BELIEF is increasing and I find the courage to be uniquely ME 

I AM beautiful and strong

I accept MYSELF

I AM enough…I AM always enough

I have enough

I do enough

I AM worthy of love and prosperity…I deserve all that is good

I AM truly a beautiful soul

I AM wise and humble

I radiate confidence, self-respect and inner harmony

I AM unique…WE ARE all unique…WE ARE all individuals…WE ALL have imperfections

I CAN have imperfections and still love myself

I AM filled with gratitude for who I AM

I LOVE and ACCEPT MYSELF for who I AM

I never compare myself to anyone

Life treats me well and I treat MYSELF well

I respect My body…I respect MY mind

I respect MYSELF therefore I ask others to respect me too

I WILL always take good care of MYSELF

I bring light to those around ME

I have so much to offer the world…I AM full of potential

I AM proud of MYSELF and what I’ve accomplished

I have the courage to voice MY own opinions and thoughts…MY voice is valuable and MY opinions matter 

I respect the difference of opinions…I also give equal value to MY own feelings and I ask of others to respect these

I cannot control other’s opinions and actions…I can only control how I choose to react

 I understand and pay attention to MY own emotions and thoughts

I AM never alone, as I AM loved and supported…even when it’s not immediately felt or seen

I LET GO of blaming others… I LET GO of anger towards others 

I accept an apology I may never receive

I free MYSELF from holding on to bitterness and/or resentment, knowing that negative emotions poison my mind, therefore I LET GO…I LET GO of any past hurt and I FORGIVE others to FREE MYSELF

I FREE MYSELF from any explicit or silent expectations from others

I AM free to decide…to design MY own life…I have courage to take any decisions that I may have previously delayed or avoided…to take responsibility to create the best life…to be the best person I CAN BE

I have all the resources I need to make the life that I want

I break down the walls 👊🏼 of artificial constraints 

I decide more actively who I want in MY life, and who I do not

MY time is valuable, and I choose who to give MY time to…MY time is a gift that I spend carefully

I choose who I share MY goals and dreams with

I BALANCE going for goals with time to rest and rejuvenation, however I spend MY energy…whether on goals or the PRESENT MOMENT

MY OPTIMISM increases and negative people in my life simply fade away, their control loosens, and their words fade away into the distance

I attract wonderful people and opportunities into MY life...I AM always mindful of who I spend MY time with

MY personal story is valuable and I choose who to share it with

I AM ready to release past pain…I AM letting go of present day doubts

I simply use MY past to learn more and make better choices for the future…I use MY past experience to understand MYSELF better 👇🏼

I use setbacks as an opportunity to learn…MY past does not dictate MY future

WE ARE ALL a mix of strengths and weaknesses… I learn to design MY life around MY strengths…I LET GO of perfection at everything… I simply aim to BE better 

I AM breaking out of old cycles…I AM raising MY awareness, as I learn more about MYSELF…I manage MY thoughts and actions more consciously

and my absolute favorite 🤩👇🏼

Whatever I AM working towards I KNOW I WILL see results in time… I AM PATIENT with myself… I find resilience to continue… I congratulate myself and stay FOCUSED on the next step. I know that positive change is one step at a time, one day at a time…I focus on each and every step… I know that great results come from QUIET change, small steps

🦋 I refuse to give up 🦋

I think of it like this: if I give up then that’s it, there’s nothing, full stop. BUT if I refuse to give up, then there’s HOPE. I have a purpose, future, there’re opportunities, improvements can be made and so on. So why would you give up? Never give up!

I personally believe that it is very important that you become your own therapist! I believe that you can help yourself the most, as you know yourself best! Spiritual practices are therapeutic, and you know what is the best about them? They’re completely FREE! 🙌🏼😉

Schumann Resonance 7.83 Hz

🦋 Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better 🦋

I will start by giving you the definition of Schumann Resonance (SR): a set of spectrum peaks in the extremely low frequency portion of the Earth’s electromagnetic spectrum. Emm English please 😅… in other (easier) words the natural frequency at which the Earth vibrates, surrounding and protecting all living things on the planet. It naturally pulsates at a rate of ~7.83 hertz. Basically it’s Mother Earth’s heartbaeat 🌍❤️. A 7.83Hz frequency is an alpha/theta brainwave frequency in the human brain, associated with relaxed, dreamy and sleepy state, where cell regeneration and healing happens ❤️‍🩹. It is therefore no surprise that nowadays people are unbalanced, irritated, angry and sick- we live in a world full of electronics (eg. mobile phones, wifi, etc.) and other appliances that BOMBARD us with different wavelengths every single second of every single day😅, they all affect the Earth’s natural frequency and put us out of balance! The Heart Math Institute states that the powerful electromagnetic fields generated by today’s technology affect us in a very negative way- Exposure is associated with increased incidence of cancer, heart disease and depression amongst other diseases/adverse effects. Scientific research proved that tuning into the Earth’s frequency has many benefits for body and mind health. When I think of Schumann resonance three words come to my mind: regeneration, balance and grounding. I previously published a post on ”grounding”, give it a read 👇🏽😊🫶🏽

Balance

So, to come back to Schumann Resonance and my journey to recovery… I recently added this therapy to my list 🙂. I’m using Schumann bed regularly 💪🏼👇🏼 You can also use a platform, but for wheelchair users bed is the more comfortable option 👌🏼

You can also access it via a YouTube video 👇🏼 (it’s not the same, BUT still relaxing)

I can say that I can really feel a difference physically as well as mentally after each session. I have always been a fan of grounding (well not always, but since my journey began and I learnt of it), and it’s very hard to do it when you’re not able to walk…🥺🦼🤷🏻‍♀️. That’s why a Schumann Resonance bed is a perfect option for me. A perfect way to ground and balance myself 👌🏼

After each session I feel stronger (I stand and sit better), I am more flexible and relaxed, my spasticity quitens (I’m sure many stroke survivors suffer with heightened/pathological muscle tone 😩 it’s such a pain in the ass!), a quitened spasticity means more elasticity and better movement, especially in my right hand which was most affected and has some muscle shortening (that’s why it’s usually closed a little and hard to voluntarily open in certain positions, unless I get help). I sleep better- not that my sleep is usually bad, but after Schumann it’s of a better quality-deeper 💤👌🏼. It can get rid of pains (for example headaches, muscle pains, spinal problems, etc.) or slowly reduce/help them. BUT most importantly it elevates mood, making me feel better and more positive 😊🫶🏽. I love Szumanek (a sweeter nickname I gave it) 💚. I believe it heals me bit by bit (any improvement is better than no improvement 💪🏼), and is a great addition to my therapies on my journey to recovery 💪🏼👣.

Another thing I noticed since I’m using it- I use the sessions to either meditate, or listen to interesting books/podcasts or to use motor imagery (visualisation) 🤩. “Killing two birds with one stone” as they say… 😅😜 Balancing, regenerating frequencies plus mind work- perfect! 🥰👌🏼. I’m now listening to this audiobook that I recommend! 👇🏼 #JoeDispenza #EvolveYourBrain MindOverMatter

Give a listen to this short screenrecording, explaining what happens in our bodies subconciously… it’s unbelievable 🙉! Tell me it’s not some Higher Intelligence at work! 🤩

Higher intelligence, higher power, the divine, God…whatever you want to call it!
@Kate Allatt

🌈 Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud 🌈

Medical Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed medical doctor. By blogging I do not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have or suspect a mental or physical health condition, please see your healthcare provider.

🐶❤️ Kaira ❤️🐶 (Catori Muraco)

🦋 A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself 🦋

Kaira joined our family 8 months ago 🐶❤️. When I first saw the picture on the left 🤏🏽👀 in the advertisement I instantly fell in love. Her colors were unique, her face was to die for and the kennel (Catori Muraco) was reputable. I showed my parents, and decided there and then that she’d become a member of the family!

She is an American Staffordshire (Bull) Terrier/Staffy (also known as Amstaff here in Poland). A breed that is famously known as the “killer” dog used years ago for dog fights (unfortunately 😫🤷🏻‍♀️). While looking for a dog I was reading about and researching different breeds. I wanted a dog that wouldn’t be very big, with short fur (because I’m a little bit allergic), and that I’d like the look of amongst other things. The words that jump at you when you hear Amstaff are: agressive, dangerous, killer dog, etc. etc. 🙄🙄🙄. A very negative and unfortunate stereotype that was created due to their history. BUT things like that don’t really affect me and I never believe in everything that I’m told (one of many things I learnt on this journey), so the negative characteristics they’re tagged with didn’t make me say: “oh no I don’t want an Amstaff”. I started reading, watching videos and talking to breeders/owners. It was really hard to believe what I was hearing and seeing 😲. The main characteristic that kept coming up were friendly and sociable. Really? I thought, a “killer” dog friendly and sociable? 🙉 And boy isn’t that so true! Kaira follows us everywhere. EVERYwhere! I mean it. She can be deep asleep, but if any of us just move or open the door, she’s there! 😂🙉 She’ll be sleeping beside us for example when we’re sitting in the garden BUT if we just move, she’ll get up (barely being able to move, still half asleep, eyes barely opened 😴) and follow-it’s unbelievable, such a funny sight 😅😂! I have never seen that before, sometimes a dog wants to just go somewhere and lie on their own, BUT not an Amstaff 😆 always wants to be surrounded by people! ALWAYS! I mean it! What a great companion! So friendly and loves people is definitely true about this breed 💯!

So, who of the right mind would let a dangerous, “killer” dog near a child? 👇🏽 Did you know that they’re nicknamed the “nanny dog” nowadays? From a killer to a nanny… 🤯🤔 hmm, interesting!

🥰🫶🏽🥰
“It’s time to start walking” 💪🏼👣

If I was to describe this breed I’d use the words: friendly & sociable, loyal, intelligent, very stubborn! (maybe she gets that after me?! 😆🤷🏻‍♀️😜 the stubborn part especially haha 💁🏻‍♀️) BUT the main quality is bravery! I love that about her, and that’s exactly what I need on my journey to recovery 💪🏼She teaches me that 🫶🏽…

Other than that having a pet is a MUST. Especially in my situation. I have so much love to give and without having a child or a partner (not just YET!) I can pour that love onto her and vice versa. She makes me smile everyday, doesn’t feel sorry for me or treats me differently (which I absolutely hate, so please never do that with anyone with a ”disability”) and loves unconditionally 🥰. A perfect friend for life! 🐶🙎🏻‍♀️👇🏽

🦋 Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen 🦋

Moral of the post? Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t believe in stereotypes or in everything that you’re told, search for the answers yourself, a story always has two sides (ALWAYS), and don’t accept as true things that you’ve just heard- they are propably untrue/incomplete 👇🏽🫶🏽 (for example: “he/she ia always complaining”… WHEN? WHY? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT IT?… maybe due to childhood/traumas/life circumstances… dig deeper, get the complete story! Try not to judge.

🦋 The problem about stereotypes is not that they’re untrue, but that they’re incomplete. They make one story become the only story 🦋

When we got her, she was so tiny 😲🙉
Keeping me company 🫶🏽
😴💤😅

I didn’t come this far, to only come this far…💪🏼💁🏻‍♀️

Hello there 👋🏼, I have some time to write and give you an update. For the past few weeks a few people have said to me: “what’s up with your blog?”, “are you still writing it?”, “I really enjoyed reading and following your story “, “when will you post something again?”. My answer was: “Of course it’s still active, I’ve just had assignments, exams and study on top of physiotherapy, I’ll post on my blog again soon”. So… here I am! Writing ✍🏼. Some good news for my followers 🙌🏻. Staying busy is good, especially in my situation… it avoids sitting bored, overthinking and analyzing. Actually having people ask me about my blog and hearing that they enjoy reading it and following my story was very flattering ☺️, just assured me that I should definitely continue. Not that I wouldn’t, but it’s nice to know ☺️. Many people say to me: “I can’t believe that in your situation you have the energy to attend rehabilitation, study again, write a blog, keep going and stay positive etc. etc.”. And I do it! So anything is possible if you want it enough! I think that I’m a great example, if I CAN, YOU CAN too! In my circumstances it just takes more effort, planning and organization, for example when traveling… but nothing is impossible❗️💪🏼

I’ve been to Germany in January to receive a rehabilitation treatment, but unfortunately Covid restrictions and some other unfortunate circumstances (that I won’t write about) didn’t allow me and I had to go back home. Of course I felt upset and disappointed, BUT I’m okay now. As I mentioned previously on my blog I believe that everything happens for a reason and I’m only allowing positive thoughts into my life (I can’t afford otherwise 😅🙉), so when something “bad” happens I’m thinking 👉🏼😫🤷🏻‍♀️ and I just keep going 💪🏼.

I felt a little bit upset recently, I’m not sure why? I was thinking of how my life looks and I was putting myself down, but I quickly noticed what’s happening and had to take action! I’m sure this is a way that many of you feel sometimes, you don’t necessarily have to be in my position. I had to use all of the tools to bring myself back up! “Fall seven times, stand up eight”, isn’t that what they say? I have these words tattooed on my thigh… I guess I really believe that! And in times when I’m feeling low the tattoo reminds me that it’s time to stand up once again 🦋

I actually read back on my blog-as one of the tools to make myself motivated and smile again. To be completely honest this was my first time to do it ever. While I was reading it, I couldn’t believe that I am the author 🙉😲🤭. I started the blog mainly as a writing therapy, but I never thought it would help me to this extent… it made me realise how far I have come and how much I achieved 💪🏼 3 years later it still makes me smile, and I quote two sentences from my first two posts: 1️⃣ “Even if I make people smile I’ll consider myself a winner and my blog a success! You can use that smile to change the world. Never let the world change your smile.!”, 2️⃣ “I’m going to put something positive after each of my posts, and even if I can make one person smile, well that’s good enough for me even if that person is me Just to end on that positive note, as positivity always wins…ALWAYS!”

This is my face right now 👉🏼😊, so I guess it’s a success? Hopefully I’m not the only one smiling? 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽

I recently came across this beautiful poem that I’d like to share with you all. The beauty is in its message, so take your time to read and understand it. It doesn’t need anything more to add, so here it is 👇🏼🫶🏽❤️…

Everyone will interpret these words in their own specific way 🫶🏽 Third paragraph is my favoirite 😍
My evenings full of ”pleasure” 😅😂 maintaining muscle length/preventing muscle shortening

🦋 Train your mind to see the good in everything. Positivity is a choice. The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts 🦋

💔 1 year/1 rok 💔

🧘🏻‍♀️

🇮🇪 Here we are… 🥺 the anniversary of you leaving us. I feel upset today, like any other day when I think that you’re gone, but there’s something always telling me that you’re happy there and then I smile 😇🙏🏼. To be completely honest I don’t think there’s a day that goes by where I don’t think of You. There might be something that I watch, something I hear, or when I look at the figure of Buddah that was in your treatment room (image above 👆🏼) and is now on my shelf in my room. You cross my mind every day! When I meditate, when I do breathing exercises, simply when I hear something that reminds me of you! (and there isn’t a lot that doesn’t 😅🤷🏻‍♀️). I always say ”Tricia told me this”, or ”Tricia was doing this”, Tricia this, Tricia that… it always makes me smile 😊. I’m very proud and thankful that I had the pleasure of knowing you! You knew that it’s not important what you have but WHO YOU ARE! That’s what people remember about you. You made memories in people’s hearts 💕, because you knew very well that these memories are all that’s left of you when you’re gone- and you lived by it. I think I always knew that, but you definitely made that feeling stronger in me. I won’t ever forget some things you have said/taught me, and I’ll always strive to be a little more like you! 💕

🦋 Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous 🦋

💕 I Love You Always 💕

🇵🇱 Minął już rok od kiedy odeszłaś… Czuję dzisiaj smutek 🥺, jak w każdym dniu w którym myślę że Ciebie już tutaj z nami nie ma, ale wtedy jest coś co mi mówi że jesteś tam szczęśliwa i zawsze się uśmiecham ☺️. Szczerze, chyba nie ma takiego dnia żebyś nie była w moich myślach. Czasami jest coś co oglądam, uslyszę, lub po prostu zobaczę. tak jak figurka Buddy (👆🏼 zdjęcie wyżej), która była kiedyś w Twoim pokoju shiatsu a teraz leży na półce u mnie! Przychodzisz mi na myśl zawsze jak medytuję, robię ćwiczenia oddechowe, albo po prostu mi coś przypomni o Tobie (a tego jest sporo 😅🤷🏻‍♀️). Zawsze powtarzam: ”Tricia mi tak mówiła”, albo ”Tricia tak robiła”. Tricia to, Tricia tamto… i wtedy zawsze pojawia się uśmiech na mojej twarzy 😊. Jestem dumna i wdzięczna że mogłam Cię poznać. Dobrze wiedziałaś że jak nas zabraknie to nie liczy się to co mamy, ale KIM BYLIŚMY i jak inni czuli się przy Nas. To ludzie o Nas pamietają. Najważniejsze są wspomnienia które zostawiamy w ludzkich sercach, Ty o tym wiedziałaś i tak też żyłaś. Nigdy nie zapomnę większości rzeczy które mi powiedziałaś i tego czego mnie nauczyłaś. Zawsze będę dążyć do tego żeby być troszeczkę bardziej jak Ty 💕.

🦋 Wielu życiowych rozbitków to ludzie, którzy nie zdawali sobie sprawy jak bliscy są sukcesu, kiedy się poddali… 🦋

Because you loved this video and because you absolutely loved dancing 😍💃🏻 (just like me!). 👆🏼 She’s the definition of a quote: ”dance like noone is watching”. Now you’re dancing and making people smile in heaven 😊😇/Uwielbiałaś to wideo i uwielbiałaś tańczyć (tak jak ja!). 👆🏼 Ta mała jest definicją cytatu: ”tańcz jakby nikt nie patrzył”. Teraz tańczysz w niebie i tam też sprawiasz że ludzie się uśmiechają…
I love coming back to this video of you dancing and smiling 💃🏻🕺🏼😊😍/Kocham to wideo, widzieć Cię tańczącą i uśmiechniętą! 💕

Update/Nowości

🦋 Until it’s my turn I will keep clapping for others 🦋

🦋 Dopóki nie przyjdzie mój czas będę klaskać innym 🦋

🇮🇪 I know I have been very quiet but there’s a famous quote that I live by: ”Work hard in silence, let the success be your noise”.
Coming to Poland for further rehabilitation I was sure that it was the right choice for me and my future recovery, but, there’s a BUT 🙉… I was really concerned about finding somewhere good. Especially that my region is very scarce in rehabilitation clinics. Orthopedic-rehabilitation, YES, on every corner. Neuro-rehabilitation, NOT SO MUCH! 😩🤷🏻‍♀️. But, there’s another BUT 🙉😂, I’m attending somewhere reeeaaallly good 😅💪🏼! The knowledge, the techniques used, the approach, the therapists, everything is on point 😍 and who knows me, knows well that I’m pretty demanding 😜🤷🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️. So just a quick update to let you all know that I’m doing well, working hard ohh and most importantly I have a new ride! 🦽💨💖👇🏼. Not the ride I dream about, well not YET 🤞🏼🙏🏼😜! #DreamsComeTrue

🇵🇱 Wiem że nie było ostatnio o mnie słychać, ale jest sławny cytat: ”Pracuj nad sukcesem w ciszy, niech krzyczą za Ciebie Twoje osiągnięcia”. Ja sie z tym w stu procentach zgadzam i staram się tak też żyć…🤗

Jadąc do Polski z myślą o dalszej rehabilitacji byłam pewna że to słuszna decyzja na tym etapie mojej podróży do wyzdrowienia, ale (jest też duże ALE 🙈) jednak w środku się bałam czy znajdę miejsce w którym będzie dobra i odpowiednia terapia. W Żywcu i okolicy niestety brak takich miejsc. Rehabilitacja ortopedyczna owszem, jest dostępna gdzie się nie obrócisz, natomiast NEURO-rehabilitacja to już inna bajka… ALE 😜 (i jest drugie ale), znalazłam super miejsce, gdzie uczęszczam 3 razy w tygodniu 👊🏼💪🏼 po 2 godziny 😅. Wiedza, podejście, terapeuci, technika… wszystko jest jak najbardziej na miejscu 😍, a ten kto mnie zna to dobrze wie że jestem dość wymagająca, szczególnie w tej kwestii 🙉🤷🏻‍♀️💁🏻‍♀️. No więc tylko szybki update, że żyje 😜, czuje się dobrze, ciężko haruję 😅💪🏼, no i to najważniejsze… mam nową furę! 🚗💨🦽 (na zdjęciu powyżej 👆🏼). Jeszcze nie ta fura o której marzę, ale kiedyś…🤞🏼🙏🏼😜 #DreamBIG

Goodbye Ireland (for now)… 👋🏼🇮🇪💚

”You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ’failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down…”

After 16 years in Ireland it’s time for a new chapter ✈️🇵🇱. I’ll be continuing my journey to recovery ❤️‍🩹 in my homeland 🏡. I know this will come as a surprise to many, but it’s a spontaneous decision and I’m very excited! Further rehabilitation surrounded by my family 🥰, I don’t know what’s to come but I’m so ready! 💪🏼

At the same time I can’t hide that I feel a little upset too. I moved to Ireland as a 13-year old girl 👧🏻 and for that reason a part of my heart will always stay here… I’m leaving behind some very important people, friends, my whole “teenage-hood” really 🙉, but on the bright side the mountain of amazing memories I have made here will stay with me forever ♾. And who knows, maybe I’ll be back?! 🤷🏻‍♀️👣🤞🏼

Secondary school, junior cert, leaving cert, debs, uni, nights out, sleepovers, crushes, first less serious jobs and more serious ones, festivals, volleyball teams, rehabilitation, amongst so many other experiences 🙈🙉🙊… Thank You Ireland! Slàn! ☘️🍻💚

That was me for the past 16 years…😅🤣😜

“Many people die of thirst, but the Irish are born with one” 😅🙉🤣

WEEK 4 #IronMonth

I’m so grateful to all the people I know and don’t know, who got involved and helped me to promote the challenge as well as the fundraiser for the month of May. I couldn’t do it without you ALL‼️ Thank you so much to my family, friends, and everyone else for all the support and encouragement. For donating, sharing, cheering me on, etc. 🙏🏼😇🦋
#grateful #blessed #SharingIsCaring #LeaveNooneBehind

Monday 24th – Monday 31st of May

Monday 24th of May

Walk 👣

Distance: 2️⃣km and 3️⃣m

Tuesday 25th of May

Walk 👣

Distance: 2️⃣km and 1️⃣1️⃣m

Wednesday 26th of May

Plinth workout 🏋🏻‍♀️: stretching, upper&lower limbs exercises, sitting balance and some standing

Duration: 1️⃣hr

Thursday 27th of May

Walk👣

Distance: 2️⃣km and 2️⃣6️⃣m

Friday 28th of May

Walk 👣

Distance: 2️⃣km and 1️⃣1️⃣9️⃣m

Monday 31st of May

Walk 👣

Distance: 2️⃣km and 2️⃣2️⃣m

MY WEEK 4 RESULTS:

👣 = 1️⃣0️⃣k and 1️⃣8️⃣1️⃣m

MY CHALLENGE RESULTS:

Walking Days = 1️⃣6️⃣

Time = ~1️⃣6️⃣hrs

Distance = 3️⃣2️⃣k and 6️⃣9️⃣5️⃣m

👣Steps👣 = 4️⃣7️⃣,5️⃣0️⃣8️⃣

You can still DONATE and/or SHARE on my behalf using the link below 👇🏼. Only a few hours left so let’s give it an extra push‼️ Again a HUGE Thank You 🙏🏼 to everyone who participated, donated, shared, helped… Welldone! 👏🏼💪🏼🤗 The fundraiser reached nearly €20k, to be completely honest I believe it will reach the target by tomorrow 🎯🤞🏼☺️, and that’s a brilliant result for the first Iron Month Challenge organised. Next year we’re going worldwide 😍! Even though it already reached Dominican Republic this week 🇩🇴!!! 😜 (thanks Ala 💜)
#IronMonth

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

A special thanks to my dad (he’s the definition of a HERO🦸🏻‍♂️), who made it possible for me to participate in the challenge. Driving me, cooking for me, taking videos/pictures on top of working! 👩‍❤️‍👨❤️ I Love You!

Fundraiser Link

https://email.gofundme.com/ls/click?upn=McCelgEyxf19hZNOeSlreO6HA-2BSfGiGcMLzCiS-2ByOInlR3OVmb8n-2FOBySR8akqHHkb6sgd3xoKQwRG-2B5nRfPStSDvacfCoHiXiOrefINECqRTAVPtGmudlzl-2F1CTzbiWVroJ-2B0Ddai0dLL1Xbltl7IiAoPPYBaQ0TocCP0eTG4eeoo2n61q8FXMlS6sfBxuaANMN6OQ-2FatPrTjoo3du3lcDzTVjvhJRvnYR-2FwAJRR-2FY65oFiDNOeyB2K8JJ01QmHPnTjI0THcSDJRptbG4PRpH9I72pAFoCwUkm2XV8IaN6xClV1jvDU0d9wq-2B9powssf9EI_i59m8pbsNcgTjb7-2BdwqCI4vBqzl4mCXZcluN4Z7hUJT-2Bz-2F33pAZNBLhkIHIuRYcTTQ3kdFFm36-2BZC0hZ1pA63OUfNGCAih2eokt5Qb1XdSgyJxez1r8teeCfNWVNNM-2BbLGdagtio3AfByCuabaLkv48m0-2BSPV4HHgb3F-2BfQZ3ruwGa2cUlWBW5uGZVPiZOuVCD1b4tLK3zyft0bBLdYN03QKzN94gZupETDWS6onjgktEW93dJ24gytAspkh6AckT8PigjflUOOL5EE-2FX2-2BAjQ-3D-3D