The Benefits of Mindfulness in a Chaotic World

“Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself.”  In my post Learning how to dance in the rain I touched upon the importance of embracing our lives despite chronic illness. I briefly discussed how mindfulness has allowed me to focus on the now, rather than ruminating over past mistakes or obsessing over future Read the full article…

Have you been a victim of medical gaslighting?

Trigger warning; the examples of medical gaslighting highlighted in this post may be distressing to some. There is growing awareness around the prevalence of medical gaslighting, especially amongst female patients. Last week tens of thousands of people took to Twitter to share their horror stories of neglect from medical professionals under the hashtag #PatientsAreNotFaking, following Read the full article…

Learning How to Dance in the Rain

Falling ill can put a halt to our plans. When healthy people become muggle sick this nuisance is only temporary, life soon returns to normal. But a chronic illness diagnosis has a long-term impact on our lives, and we have to make substantial adjustments to accommodate the new limitations. Often our lives are put on Read the full article…

The 20 Best Supplements for Pain & Fatigue

Pain and fatigue are probably the two most common symptoms across a whole host of medical conditions.  It is estimated that around 43% of people in the UK experience chronic pain – this equates to 28 million in the UK alone. In the US this figure is over 100 million, and Worldwide it’s 1.5 billion. Read the full article…