How Blogging has Helped me to Fall in Love with My Chronically Ill Body

Well there is a title for a post I never expected to write! I started this blog only 1 month ago (yes, I know, I said I have a lot of catching up to do), because I yearned for a new adventure. Here I am, only 1 month into the journey and I am declaringContinue reading “How Blogging has Helped me to Fall in Love with My Chronically Ill Body”

3 Lessons the Pandemic has Taught me about Chronic Illness

The global pandemic has caused all manner of disruptions, and has led many of us to reflect upon how we live. While I am not grateful for the traumas that this pandemic has unleashed on people across the world, I am grateful that I have had to stop and think about what is really importantContinue reading “3 Lessons the Pandemic has Taught me about Chronic Illness”

Monthly Gratitude & Chronic Illness – July 2020

I have decided that at the end of each month, I am going to summarise 3 things that I am especially grateful about, so that I stop and really take notice of the good things in my life, no matter how small it may seem. Number 3 – My bed It is the most comfortableContinue reading “Monthly Gratitude & Chronic Illness – July 2020”

Why I no Longer Fight or Battle my Anxiety: Living Healthy and Well

In this post, I am going to share some new personal insights that I have developed about anxiety, after my last major episode. I respect why people frame their own experience with anxiety as a fight or battle, and I certainly do not intend to dismiss or undermine that approach. I am a big believerContinue reading “Why I no Longer Fight or Battle my Anxiety: Living Healthy and Well”

How I Fit Stretching into My Daily Routine to Help Manage my Chronic Condition

As I have mentioned in previous posts, exercise and daily movement are vital for managing my chronic condition, ankylosing spondylitis. A particular risk with this condition is that I could lose movement and range of motion in my spine. In the most extreme cases, some people end up wheelchair bound in excruciating pain. This isContinue reading “How I Fit Stretching into My Daily Routine to Help Manage my Chronic Condition”

My Typical Day Living with a Chronic Illness

Here is a basic rundown of what I usually experience over a course of a day, while I try to manage my chronic condition, ankylosing spondylitis, along with a good dose of anxiety (just to keep things interesting). I am sure there are a few people out there who can relate to the conversation thatContinue reading “My Typical Day Living with a Chronic Illness”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 4/4)

Here I am, at the final question that helped me to gain the healthy life I needed after my chronic illness diagnosis. For those who have not read my previous posts, I am reflecting on the 4 questions that I used to set and achieve a range of health goals, including weight-loss: 1. How doContinue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 4/4)”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 3/4)

Well I am past the halfway point of reflecting on the 4 questions that helped me to gain the healthy life I needed after my autoimmune diagnosis. In my last two posts, I wrote about how I first developed a clear sense of purpose , and then identified the supports that could help me achieveContinue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 3/4)”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 2/4)

This is part 2/4 in a series of posts about my health and wellness journey after my diagnosis of a chronic illness at age 32. Across these posts, I am reflecting upon the following 4 questions that helped me to introduce small achievable changes that amounted to over 140 pounds (60 kg) of weight loss:Continue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 2/4)”

4 Free Health Sites and Podcasts I Recommend for Fellow Spoonies

Being chronically ill is expensive, so I have always prioritised finding free resources that help me to learn about my condition and achieve the chronically fabulous life I really want. Here are the top 4 sites/podcasts that helped me to achieve my weight-loss and healthy living goals: Overall Health Stuff I really like the resourcesContinue reading “4 Free Health Sites and Podcasts I Recommend for Fellow Spoonies”