Don’t let anyone discourage you from sharing your story

“Please don’t be afraid to tell your story – it will inspire others”  As you all know, I’m very open about my health struggles, and I’m not afraid to show the reality of living with chronic illness and mental ill-health. I believe it’s so important to have this open discussion, and the majority of the Read the full article…

35 Getting to Know You Questions – Please Join In

I have decided to do something a bit different for this week’s blog post. Often my posts discuss quite heavy topics, and are not always an easy read. So this post is designed to be a light hearted break from the usual, and a way for us to get to know each other a bit Read the full article…

Unsolicited health advice is intrusive & invalidating – Please stop

Everyone living with a chronic illness has had to deal with unsolicited advice about their health. Whether it’s from strangers on social media or from well-meaning friends and family, uninvited advice is a frustrating part of living with an incurable chronic illness. It’s so common that we often face these comments daily. I’m sure you Read the full article…

I’m disabled & I rely on single-use plastics – Please don’t judge me

Each month a fellow blogger (A Chronic Voice) hosts a ‘Link-up party’. It is a monthly get-together for anyone with a chronic illness. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another. A Chronic Voice provides 5 writing prompts each month, and we use these prompts as inspiration.  September’s prompts are: Reusing, Read the full article…

Why is it so hard to ask for help?

“Asking for help is not a burden nor a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of humanness.”  If you’ve ever shied away from asking for help because you fear that you may seem weak, you are not alone. I often battle with this misconception myself, and no matter how many times I reinforce the message Read the full article…