Addiction : Spring Cleaning / Attempts : Countless

So, what do I do when I’m stressy and feeling I have little control over things? Yep, I clean (lacklustre given the lack of energy but I do try) and tidy (rearranging things from one…

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Easing Chronic Pain With Complementary Therapies

I’m one of those people who, many years ago, bought a yoga mat and a few DVDs for yoga and pilates, and vowed to start a regimen. Years later, the mat long gone to charity…

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“You’ve Got So Much Potential!” So Where Did It All Go?

“You’ve Got So Much Potential”. I remember being told that by people, my teachers telling my parents that about me too, when I was younger. What does that even mean? “You can do anything you…

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Free Mini Pain Relief Guide

Joint pain & arthritis? Claim a free mini pain relief guide from Arthritis UK here! 

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You Are More Than Your Illness

You are more than parts or symptoms or a broken body. Sometimes it feels as though my life is dictated and consumed by my health problems. The day to day is dictated by my body,…

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This Is What I Really Mean When I Say ‘No’ To Going Out

It’s not a personal affront. It’s not me simply being boring and miserable (though it may be a bit of the latter). Turning down an invitation to go out, or me staying home rather than…

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Reviewed : Thumbs Up For Voltarol For Muscle & Joint Pain Relief

For those of us with aches and pains, taking prescription or over the counter medications aren’t always the best option, for various reasons. I wanted to stay away from popping pills wherever possible so I…

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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…

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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 –…

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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…

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