My Top Ten Health-Related Book Recommendations

I love to read, it’s always been my way to escape the drudgery of real life, but also a means to learn about subjects, people and places that I’m unlikely to come into contact with in my day-to-day life.  I read a varied selection of books both fiction and nonfiction, but today I wanted to Read the full article…

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…

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…