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 I Learned that Too Much Positive Thinking can be Harmful for my Chronic Illness

The need to think positive is emphasised in a lot of chronic illness articles, blogs and resources. The field of psychology has dedicated decades of research to the importance of positive thinking and what it can offer our well-being. While I agree that positive thinking has a vital role to play in living well withContinue reading “How I Learned that Too Much Positive Thinking can be Harmful for my Chronic Illness”

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”

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”

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)”

My Unshakeable Rules for Exercise (Part 1/3)

Whenever I exercise, I shake, tremble and wobble quite a lot; however, when it comes to the rules I live by to get me motivated in the first place, I am unshakeable (most of the time)! When living with a chronic illness the last thing you often want to do is exercise or just generallyContinue reading “My Unshakeable Rules for Exercise (Part 1/3)”

My 3 Favourite (Free) Exercise Channels on YouTube

Exercise is a major part of managing my condition of ankylosing spondylitis. It is quite an interesting condition because the more I exercise, the less pain and stiffness I experience, and yet if I move too much, my pain levels skyrocket and it can knock me around for days. It can be quite a balancingContinue reading “My 3 Favourite (Free) Exercise Channels on YouTube”