Hi there, my name’s Amanda, and I’m delighted to welcome you here.
I’m a 30-something mum to Little Man and wife to Tim. Both Tim and myself are chronically ill, and Little Man has ASD & ADHD, so life is pretty challenging at times. However I believe that recovery from my illnesses is possible, and A Spiral Dance is my place to share my own personal road to recovery.
Here you’ll find posts on things that are most important to me, and which make up a huge part of my healing journey.
Faith & Spirituality
My Faith is incredibly fluid, and can be summed up as: I believe that “God” is the creative force behind all life, which is a limitless energy and presence that can be found in all religious paths and none. I’m a Christian, I celebrate the Pagan Sabbats, I love New Age teachings, and I often write about how these influence my life.
Health & Wellbeing
As mentioned previously, Tim and I have a whole list of chronic illness diagnoses between us, and the past 5 years have been a steady decline into increasing debilitation for me in particular.
2020 brought with it some of my worst experiences physically, and I began to lose hope of ever recovering. And yet within the darkest moments I found the tools that I needed to really step onto the road to recovery. These include Neuroplasticity, complementary therapies, and meditation. I’ll be sharing lots about these.
I have always loved creating things, and when I am feeling well this is my favourite way to pass the time. My favourite ways to get creative these days are crochet and writing. You can find a list of all my writing here, including my Young Adult novel, which I am excited to be working on again after ten years of leaving it sitting on a dusty shelf.
I always dreamed of having a large family, but life had different plans for me. Following my pregnancy with Hypermesis, we made the hardest decision to remain a One Child Family. Sometimes the grief of lost dreams still catches me, but I love this little family of mine and wouldn’t change it for the world. I don’t tend to write specifically about family life, but everything I do revolves around these two.