Overcoming FOMO With Invisible Illness

Thanks to the rise of social media and everyone with a mobile being an amateur photographer, we can barely escape seeing what everyone else is up to, whether we want to know or not. Fear of missing out, or FOMO, was recently coined to describe quite literally what it says. We’re now almost always connected,…

When Positivity Becomes Pressure

I often hear positive comments and read inspiring stories, only to find they weigh quite heavily on me and have the opposite effect. Rather than the desired effect – to uplift, inspire and encourage – I sometimes find such positivity to be more like a pressure, an unattainable goal I can’t even hope to achieve.…

A&E – Not Somewhere I Want To Be

I’ve recently returned home from 7 (long!) days in the hospital, having been admitted to A&E in absolute agony. I can honestly say it is a pleasure to be back to home comforts, even though I haven’t returned as a picture of health. It started in the early hours of a Tuesday morning. I couldn’t…

I’m Coming Out!

Since my ‘health issues’ started and everything began going downhill, I’ve tried to keep my mouth shut. There are some things you just don’t talk about, things that are personal and private that make you cringe just at the thought of someone else knowing about, be they mental, physical or both. There are things you…

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