Chronic pain is something that no one ever would choose to have. Millions of people live with it everyday and it affects them more than just with the pain itself. Read this post to understand exactly what is chronic pain and the different ways it can affect you. What is chronic pain - the definition … Continue reading What is chronic pain?
I'm really wanting to get in to running. I think it will really help both my physical and mental health and is something I can do to help manage my sitting pain. I'm a fast runner rather than a long distance runner, so I'm keen to know the basics to help me get going, which … Continue reading Four practical essentials for healthy running
This is a collaborative post and the ideas and opinions expressed are of the author. Sleep is an important part of life and health, and this is all the more true if you are dealing with a specific medical issue, such as chronic pain. It is, after all, while we are asleep that our bodies … Continue reading Insomnia: Why it happens and what to do about it
In this blog post I share my thoughts on Lauren Ephithite's new booklet how to make a bad mental health day a bit brighter. I've followed Lauren ever since I started blogging. She writes about mental health, wellbeing, and gratitude. I purchased the booklet from Etsy and decided to do a short review on my … Continue reading Wellbeing wisdom: how to make a bad mental health day a bit brighter #review
In last week's first post of this new seires, I jumped in the deep end and spoke about stepping out of my comfort zone. I wanted to talk about my events of the week to highlight how this can help us and how it makes us feel when we make that leap and try something … Continue reading Wellbeing wisdom: what is wellbeing?
This week though, I am very proud to have a guest blog post from a blogging friend of mine, Lauren Ephithite, who shares her top tips on how to look after your mental health when you're in pain. Lauren Ephithite is a mental health writer and advocate based in Norfolk, UK. She writes about her … Continue reading 7 ways to look after your mental health when you’re in pain
I thought I'd do something a little different on the blog today and talk about someone who you may find extremely helpful. Dave Cottrell, aka Mindset by Dave, asked his followers to tell one person about his Instagram page, so I wanted to tell you, my readers, about him. This was a few days ago, … Continue reading Do you want to know how awesome you are? Mindset by Dave will help
This is a collaborative post. Source It is estimated that up to 50% of people who experience chronic pain also struggle with a mental health condition, with depression and anxiety disorders being the most common. This is unsurprising. Chronic pain presents a number of challenges that those without chronic pain do not experience. Interestingly, this … Continue reading Understanding The Link: Chronic Pain & Mental Health
I was inspired by the blog Milly's Guide to do a regular #FridayFive gratitude blog post of my own. Focusing on what we are grateful for and the positives of our week can lead to better wellbeing, happiness, and can really change our outlook on things. When you have chronic pain it is extremely important … Continue reading What I’m grateful for this week #FridayFive
Following on from a previous post about anxiety being a symptom of chronic pain, I've stepped outside my comfort zone once again. In this blog post I write a letter to the tradesman who never turned up for an appointment and explain some of my thoughts and how it affected me because of my anxiety. … Continue reading A letter from the girl with anxiety to the tradesman who never showed up