Chronic illness, Lifestyle

My 2 Lists

This post is about bucket lists. It might seem like it's going to be a bit morbid but I think that having a bucket list can be really motivating, especially if you have a progressive illness or your symptoms are becoming more difficult to manage. I often feel down when I think about the things… Continue reading My 2 Lists

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, sex

Let’s talk about sex, baby!

*Adults only*  Since my new direction for this blog is honesty, let's be honest. When you think of having sex, all you can think of is the pleasure and excitement.....unless you have a chronic illness. It kind of removes a chunk of the romance when you have to pause for an inhaler or to put… Continue reading Let’s talk about sex, baby!

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, mental health, new blog

Weight, what?!

Since becoming ill, I've not been able to exercise as much as I'd like to. Exercise was a huge part of my life before and I loved the gym burn and the feel good factor after a hard work out and a lot of sweat! I really enjoyed exercise and thought it could fix most… Continue reading Weight, what?!

Beauty, Chronic illness, Lifestyle, new blog, Social media

A New Direction

I love writing my blog and I'm really happy that people have found it helpful. I've had messages from those who are newly diagnosed, those who have felt alone in their journey and those who have benefitted from some of my suggestions in previous blog posts. However, I tend to write my posts so they… Continue reading A New Direction

Beauty, Chronic illness, Lifestyle, new blog, Social media

One Lovely Blog Award

I'm so happy that I've been nominated for a 'One Lovely Blog' award by Squidgeaboo at The EDS Chronicles. Thank you Squidgeaboo!  As a nominee, I must give you 7 facts about myself, display the award logo on this post and nominate 10 blogs who I think deserve the award.  Seven Random Facts My mum and… Continue reading One Lovely Blog Award

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, Social media

Judgement 

Judgement is something all of us face at one time or another in our lives. We might not always know about it. We have most likely been secretly judged while in a shopping centre, or maybe at the hairdressers or even outside our own homes. Almost every judgement is based on appearances. People we have… Continue reading Judgement 

Chronic illness, Lifestyle

Making life easier

If, like me, you spend a lot of time alone, getting through simple tasks during the day can be difficult when you have an illness. I've got a few tips to make life that little bit easier and more bearable. (Please note: I don't have children, my partner works during the day but I have… Continue reading Making life easier

Chronic illness, Lifestyle

My Personal Fibro Letter

Dear loved one, By now you probably know that I suffer with fibromyalgia and that it impacts my life in such a way that I am no longer able to work or live my life like I used to. You may think that I am just lazy because I don't do simple things, yet I… Continue reading My Personal Fibro Letter

Chronic illness, Lifestyle, mental health

It’s just fatigue!

Why do we need sleep?  It's recommended that adults have between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Our bodies use some of this time to repair tissues, restore energy, store activities and things we've learned throughout the day in our long-term memory, increase blood flow to our muscles to help restore and build strength, renew… Continue reading It’s just fatigue!