You may have noticed that I've not blogged much lately. Nor have I been active across my social media pages and commenting and sharing other blog posts. Initially I planned to have a week off, but this ended up being 8 weeks, with the odd collaborative post in between. In all honesty, I kept putting … Continue reading My honest thoughts about blogging
A huge part of living with a chronic condition is learning to accept yourself for who you are. Having the right mindset can help you understand and manage your illness or pain, and you can even start to see some of the good in where you are in life right now. One way of doing … Continue reading Don’t let your chronic pain stop you being proud of yourself
I've written my first ever ebook. It's called An A-Z of Chronic Pain and I wrote it to help you. Find out more about my ebook below. Click the images below to buy your copy, and get it free if you have Kindle Unlimited - try free for 30 days. Amazon UK Amazon US What … Continue reading EBOOK: An A-Z of Chronic Pain
It’s that time of year when everyone reflects on the last 12 months and starts to plan their goals for the new year. But how do make sure the goals you set are right for you and achievable? Well that’s where SMART goals come in. So what exactly is a SMART goal? Read on and … Continue reading What exactly is a SMART goal?
If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll have noticed that I didn't publish my usual Sunday blog post this week. In all honesty, I hadn't quite finished the post I had planned to publish, and I didn't want to rush it for the sake of it. So I took the pressure off myself … Continue reading Wellbeing Wisdom: appreciating the small things
I've had chronic pain for over 7 years. I've been angry, scared, lost, defeated, frustrated, and worst of all, my relationship nearly ended because of it. I wanted it out my life and to get the 'old' me back. But over the last few years, the more I've accepted that my pain has, and will, … Continue reading Your chronic pain will change you, but it’s not all that bad
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?
I am delighted to have another guest post on the blog this week. Amanda Pratt from www.imaginelifetherapy.com shares her top 5 tips for better self care for anyone with chronic pain or chronic illness. Amanda has lived with Fibromyalgia, Lupus and several other chronic conditions for years, and knows exactly how devastating and difficult it … Continue reading 5 Tips for Better Self Care
Mindset is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. The Google definition of mindset is the established set of attitudes held by someone. I believe that this is a big part of learning to cope with chronic pain. In this post I talk about some of the ways that you can have a chronic pain … Continue reading How to have a chronic pain mindset – Part 2