When It Gets Overwhelming… Just Breathe

Sometimes endless to-do lists, chronic pain, illness and general stresses in our lives can be overwhelming. Worries and thoughts can repeat on a loop and take over, creating a vicious cycle of stress while taking…

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Invisible Disabilities Week [ 14th – 20th Oct 2018 ]

Okay, so it seems like there’s a day, week or month for everything lately, but that’s what raising awareness is all about, having these times to make a push for change.  Last year, there was…

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[ Guest Post ] The Relationship Between Coffee & Diabetes

Today I wanted to share an interesting guest post from Karl Adams on the relationship between coffee and diabetes. It’s an eye-opening and intriguing read, for both coffee drinkers & diabetics. ★  ★  ★ What…

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World Ostomy Day [ 6th October 2018 ]

  Today is October 6th and also World Ostomy Day. In raising awareness of stomas and working to reduce some of the stigma, days like this can be vitally important. Last year focused more on…

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Flu Jab 2018 : Time To Get One?

Happy October! Yes, October… someone ate September, because I blinked and missed it. How are you all doing? It’s the flu season again, which has come across far too quickly since I posted about it last…

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Bloody Brilliant : The Importance of Blood & Its Donation

The importance of blood donation cannot be overestimated. Where there are people in this world, there’s a need for donation. A new tool has been developed as part of Medical Travel Compared’s campaign to highlight…

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2 Important Petitions Need Our Signatures

Sometimes we can feel powerless to change things as individuals, but together we can make a difference. That’s why I’m a firm believer in the power of raising awareness, in campaigning in whatever ways possible,…

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September : Pain Awareness Month

  I wanted to do a post in honour of September being Pain Awareness Month, to show that pain is complex and that you’re not alone if you struggle with chronic pain. Pain can affect…

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5 Signs You’re A Spoonie Warrior – An Infographic With A Light Touch

  I don’t tend to use the ‘spoon’ terminology in my blog, but today I thought I would. Just for a lighter touch, I made up an infographic on 5 things those dealing with invisible/chronic…

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Blood Test Results : Know Your Numbers

We put a lot of faith in GPs, specialists and reception staff when we’re given test results. After a blood test, we may be told something is normal, borderline or abnormal. We may be told…

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