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”

My Unshakeable Rules for Exercise (Part 3/3)

Well here we are! The countdown has finally arrived at the number 1 rule I try to live by for exercise. Managing my chronic illness (ankylosing spondylitis) is a daily challenge and regular movement (Rule 3) can really help alleviate pain and stiffness levels. There are also a lot of over-hyped trends about the bestContinue reading “My Unshakeable Rules for Exercise (Part 3/3)”

My Unshakeable Rules for Exercise (Part 2/3)

As I transformed my health in recent years to get on top of my chronic condition (ankylosing spondylitis), exercise became an increasingly meaningful part of my big picture. I have been learning how to eat well, and move well, the latter of which is the main focus of these current posts. When it comes toContinue reading “My Unshakeable Rules for Exercise (Part 2/3)”

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)”

How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 1/4)

In my previous post, I introduced 4 questions that helped me achieve better health, wellness and lifestyle outcomes, including a significant amount of weight-loss (over 140 pounds), while managing my chronic illness. These 4 questions are: How do I really want to live my life (the big picture question)? Who and what can support meContinue reading “How I Achieved my Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness (part 1/4)”

4 Questions that Helped Me to Achieve My Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness

In my previous (first ever) post, I wrote about living with a chronic illness and being passionate about supporting others who want to build their motivation and turn it into action to achieve life goals. I love seeing people with a chronic illness achieve goals they never thought they were capable of achieving, which isContinue reading “4 Questions that Helped Me to Achieve My Health Goals While Navigating a Chronic Illness”

This Site is My First Step Toward the Chronically Fabulous Life I Want

Well here I am writing my first ever personal blog post (I know, I have some catching up to do). Why am I doing this? Well, because…I have been yearning to start a new adventure and I am ready to share my experiences and successes with managing a chronic illness while trying to work towardContinue reading “This Site is My First Step Toward the Chronically Fabulous Life I Want”