Slow Living for Chronic Illness (Part 1/2)

In an earlier post, I wrote about some concerns I have with the world of self-care, and how I have been learning about a philosophy and approach to life that hopefully does away with that term altogether – slow living. Since writing that post, I have been reading more about the slow living movement andContinue reading “Slow Living for Chronic Illness (Part 1/2)”

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”

The Actions that Helped me to Lose Weight and Better Manage my Chronic Condition

In a series of previous posts, I wrote about how I used 4 questions to prioritise and achieve health goals, in light of my chronic condition, ankylosing spondylitis. As a result of that journey, I made a number of behavioural and lifestyle changes that helped me to lose weight, in order to ease my chronicContinue reading “The Actions that Helped me to Lose Weight and Better Manage my Chronic Condition”

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”

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)”