This one helped me wake up.

Big time.

The moment I’m thinking of happened back in 2002, when we had our knock down (rather than a lock down).

My husband Chris and I were on a pedestrian crossing – on a green-man-light, when we were hit by a car, and we were literally mowed down.  Chris fractured his skull, bruised his brain and lost his short-term memory for 6 weeks.

I sustained a complex fracture of my shoulder and the impact blew my knee apart, so that I needed to have my knee reconstructed and learn to walk again.

For a while, we were stopped in our tracks.

On reflection, I’ve realised that sometimes it can take this kind of a shake-down for us to reevaluate the lives we’ve been living. After all, when we’re comfortable, why would we change?

More often than not, it’s getting uncomfortable that prompts the new ideas and actions – rather than just going through the motions.

In fact for many of us, the lock down happening throughout the world is forcing us to take this time of stillness and reflection.

It’s a COVID moment that’s creating the opportunity for many of us to wake up. 1

We might even choose to see it as an opportunity to become conscious of our lives and of how we want to live. It took our knock down to prompt our next steps to actually get on with it and begin to craft the lives we’re now living.

For some, like our awesome Essential Workers globally, this time may be busier than ever, without time to even pause.

Whilst for many of us, what would happen – could happen – if we chose this as our golden window to become more conscious in our life choices?

If you found this useful, please do share with those you care about, as it could be a game-changer for someone you know.

‘Til I see you this week for #AliveWithFi  keep sharing your sunshine 😊

1It can take an extreme event to force us to stop long enough to examine our lives. This unprecedented time (as I write this blog!) could be an opportunity to recognise that life is filled with good and bad and everything in between. And it’s only by choosing to wake up that we can really experience it fully” and start choosing our direction.

“Waking Up to Living Fully and Passionately”

    1. Chapman, (n.d.).

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.








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