By Martyn Sibley

“October and November have passed in a flash! I always fall in to the trap of freaking out on why I’m feeling tired, and a little lower mood in autumn. Then I look around at others, see my old posts from this time of year, and remember – it’s all a normal cycle we are heading in to winter.”

“Despite less of that summer buzz, I’ve fortunately been well with my general health. My strength has been OK too, even in the colder conditions. Plus my fear of winter chest problems have been kept aside by my much improved lifestyle.

Of course sleep and exercise always matter. But various foods, supplements and mediation have really helped me at this time of year.

I’ve been dealing with lots of life chores these past weeks too. The usual care management, equipment maintenance, house upkeep and financial accountancy have required many hours of input. But they are always the foundations on everything else I do.”

“Work has been as busy as ever, but so exciting and interesting. The advice from the Future 20 program has really helped us progress. Building on my freelance clients and speaking/presenting, Disability Horizons is impacting more people than ever.

We have some big news for 2020 from our inclusive marketing agency. I can’t say too much now, but it will explain my relative silence online recently.”

“But its not all been health maintenance and life chores and work. We had our first and very epic concert with ‘We Are Sound’. Kaisa and I joined this amazing choir in Spring. All the fun effort of learning 20 brilliant songs culminated with a live band in London and 300 people dancing and singing along in the audience.

I’ve not done something like this since school. It really pushed my comfort levels. However the the other guys are so friendly, it wasn’t as scary as I thought. I’m looking forward to our next one in Cambridge on 19th December with Dame Evelyn Glennie for East Anglian Children’s hospice.”

Dame Evelyn Glennie

“We also hosted Kaisa’s Mum and Dad from Poland. We always have such a great time together. I’ve had some nice catch ups with friendly and family locally. Watching Spurs, eating good food and generally making yet more happy memories together.”

“Not to forget binge watching and listening to lots of Amazon Video, Netflix and Podcasts.

I hope your autumn to winter transition has gone OK. If you ever feel a bit low, always feel free to reach out to me. We can shoot the the breeze and get that all important perspective.”

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