Guest blog post – BellesWheels

I’ve explored lots of Blogs which share my passion for exercise, travel, healthy food…. and when I came across BellesWheels, a Blog which has all of these, plus whose author has a disability – well!  I had to subscribe to it.

The thing I loved straight away was the very positive nature of the posts.  Every post really oozes energy, vitality and positivity.

I contacted Annabelle, the Blog’s editor and asked whether she’d be prepared to assist me in writing a Guest Blog – in return I’d write one for her.

So today, my guest post will be published on her Blog and hers here.

Tell me a little about yourself?

My name is Annabelle, I live with my hubby and fur babies in a village in Buckinghamshire.

I fell ill with a rare illness called NMO in 2007, this left me visually impaired and paralysed. Since then I have been on my healing journey and have experienced great transformation over the years in all aspects of my life.

I wanted to use my journey to help others and that’s why I have become a Coach and Energy Therapist.

Life-coaching is something that I’m really interested in – can you explain what it is and how it works?

I have used many forms of coaching on my own healing journey and want to help others do the same.

With coaching I want to support those that have experienced dramatic life change through illness, toxic relationships, self doubt to find who they are, support them on their healing journey to great health and wellbeing spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Coaching can support the journey from where people are now to where they want yo be, opening their world to all opportunities & achieving their goals and drams, for a happier more fulfilled life.

What inspired you to start your Blog?

I like a chat and have a lot to say!!

I wanted to show others that anything is possible, even when life has changed and can be challenging.

If my blog helps just one person then I know I’m doing the right thing.

I just want and hope it makes people smile.

Who are your audience?

I have a range of people from other people with rare illness, others with spinal cord injury and in wheelchairs through to those who like to eat and travel.

It’s about enjoying life as much as possible.

I see that we appear to have a lot in common – a love of food, travel and well being!  Tell me about your favourite travel destination / food.

Oh goodness there are just so many.

Europe – I just LOVE Italy, it’s so beautiful, the people are so welcoming and the food is amazing. Sorrento is one of my favourite places, not necessarily that wheelchair friendly but when there’s good food, great people and wine to be drunk – I’m there!!

My husband and I love Australia, especially Sydney. I just love the contrast of being in the big city then a few minutes later you can be by the beach. Over the past few years it has turned into a real foodies Mecca.

Another wonderful place was Hawaii, the sea, the sun, just everything about this place made me smile.  Accessible, great food, it was such a wonderful experience.

Oh – and not forgetting South Africa. We went on safari which was out of this world. Cape Town and Franschhoek and if you like food and wine like me it’s THE place to go. But beware you will come home heavier than you went.

Seriously my list could go on…. but we base our travels around food and places to eat!!

The hubby and I just love to travel and experience new and wonderful places.

How are you managing with the whole Covid-19 situation where you live?

It’s been a strange old time for everyone.

I’ve been pretty good for the most part to be honest, enjoying this wonderful weather in the UK, exercising, meditating, making the most of some me time and looking after myself and my health.

There have been some down days, where the worry or fear creeps in, but through all the work I have done on myself over the years I have a lot of tools to help get me back on track.

As said it’s a strange time but I have aimed to look at it as being given the gift of time to look after ourselves.


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Annabelle, BellesWheels


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