A while back I did a review of the book The Things We Don't Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths which contained stories from 42 different authors and bloggers. After my post was published, I was delighted to be contacted by one of those authors, Amy Oestreicher, and asked to do a review of … Continue reading A Beautiful Detour: An Unthinkable Journey from Gutless to Grateful – book review
Puzzles are often seen as a simple hobby and a way to relax and pass the time. They provide a daily challenge that keeps the mind occupied and the opportunity to test our abilities to see if we can complete the puzzle. There are also ways that they can help you cope with chronic pain … Continue reading The surprising ways puzzles can help you cope with pain
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