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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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…

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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…

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Sick Pay – There To Help When You Need It : The Basics You Should Know.

Taking time off work can be a daunting prospect, far from the lovely notion of pulling a sickie to have a duvet day, or something reminiscent of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Odd days here and…

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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…

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