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 Autism, so life is pretty challenging at times. A Spiral Dance is my place to share the highs and lows of life, and connect with like-minded people.

Here you’ll find posts on things that are most important to me, like faith & spirituality, health & wellbeing, creativity, and family life.

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, and I love New Age teachings.

a selection of health and wellbeing books

Health & Wellbeing

Tim has Small Fibre Neuropathy, and I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Chronic Migraines, and Endometriosis. As such, we have had to learn how to adapt our lives and live well within our limits.

I’m passionate about raising awareness of chronic illness and disability. And I’m a big fan of complementary therapies, and enjoy sharing my experiences of them and the resources that I love.

crochet cotton reusable face pads

Creativity

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 plan to publish a chapter at a time.

The Family Patch Family

Family Life

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.