Notebooks and Glasses chronic pain blog is here to help you cope with and understand chronic pain. I share my experiences, tips and advice to help you carry on doing the things you enjoy and teach your friends and family to understand more so they can support you.

A bit about me

I’m Alice (Ali). I live in the north west of England with my partner, Miss C, and my two Westies. I am a blogger and author. I recently published my first book, An A-Z of Chronic Pain.

What is my blog about?

My blog posts are my words and observations on how I cope with life with chronic pain and I share ideas on how you can cope too.

I have a sitting disability but no diagnosis. I had my coccyx removed in 2015 but this made no difference.

I decided to start this blog to help others learn to cope with their pain, or better understand chronic pain, and live a happier life doing the things they enjoy.

I also have endometriosis, IBS and a hiatus hernia. The pain from these conditions is much less than my back pain, but I will be writing about these too.

I also write about the bigger picture of chronic pain, which includes other symptoms of chronic pain, pain management, how it affects our overall health, and the importance and affects of our mindset.

I want to help other bloggers learn more about blogging, so I write occasional posts about what I have learnt from creating, developing and writing my blog and website and share my tips and advice.

Who is my blog for?

People with chronic pain and those who want to learn more about someone living with chronic pain, but anyone can read it and hopefully learn from it.

You may agree or disagree with some of the things I write about, and this is ok. Everybody’s chronic pain journey is different. Feel free to comment or get in touch to share some of your own ideas.

Why have I called my blog Notebooks and Glasses?

The title of my blog is a type of metaphor, but it also ties in with my belief that my pain should not be the focus of my life. I didn?t want anything related to the words chronic pain in my blog title.

When are my blog posts published? 

At the moment I am publishing my main posts once a week, on a Sunday.

Some weeks I publish an extra post on a Friday. These topics vary and include my pain challenge of the week and how I cope post. Previously, I wrote a weekly gratitude post.

I may publish other posts ad-hoc.

What should you do next?

Visit my homepage and take a look at my recent and popular posts or search for a specific topic.

Buy my ebook An A-Z of Chronic Pain.

Get in touch if you want to work with me or if you are a blogger and want to write a guest post for my blog.

Subscribe to my blog to get notified when I publish new posts using the box at the bottom of this page.

Notebooks and Glasses photos and logo content

  • All photos taken and copyrighted to Notebooks and Glasses unless stated within the photo details / links.
  • All graphics designed by Alice using Canva or Fontmania.
  • Moleskine pocket notebooks
  • Superdry glasses

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