You Are Strong Enough For The Tough Times

Life can throw a lot at us. Just when you think you’ve got past a tough time, it gets tougher. Everyone deals and copes differently. We’re not all built with the same tolerances, the same outlook, or the same level of perseverance or positivity. Our ability to face and overcome difficult times and challenges is…

My First Foray Into Non-Beige Foods Post-Ileostomy

Talking with stoma nurses can put the fear of God in to you. The scare stories of people who have ended up in hospital after daring to eat a carrot, or, heaven forbid, a hotdog, lettuce, an apple, strawberries… anything ‘healthy’ or with colour that’s not beige basically! Naturally, I was rather hesitant at the…

Focus On What You CAN Do, Not What You CAN’T

In my job as a support worker, I said these words to a client and was quite surprised when, a few weeks later, she told me that her outlook had changed; she was focusing more on the positives and things she was grateful for, the aspects of her life she had some control over, and…

Baring All – Who To Tell About Your Invisible Illness

On the one hand, what you’re dealing with is personal, private, and uniquely your experience. You don’t want to think that it may affect how you’re treated, but there are no guarantees when it comes to the reaction of others. On the other hand, opening up about what you’re going through can allow for the possibility…

NutriPreme : A High Strength Low Price Probiotic

Shopping around for a decent probiotic was a challenge. The options on the high street are quite limited and the prices seem steep even for those with lower strengths. I took to the Internet and went through a whole bunch of different supplements, and over time I’ve tried a couple of different ones. The latest…

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