Enhancing a chronic life through creativity

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before” – Neil Gaiman When I became ill, my life as I knew it no longer existed. All the things that defined me and gave me purpose were taken away. I had to give up my career and my love of travel, Read the full article…

Self compassion: the gift of kindness

Each month a fellow blogger (A Chronic Voice) hosts a ‘Link-up party’. I have wanted to take part for a long time but ill health restricts how much I am able to do. This month I was determined to get involved. Let me explain what a ‘link-up party’ is: It is a monthly get-together for Read the full article…

Whatever you do today, let it be enough

I wrote this post especially for ProHealth Inspirational Corner and it first appeared there on the 11th March 2019. “Your worth is not measured by your productivity” We live in a society that teaches us that unless we are pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone, constantly striving to do more, we are not embracing life Read the full article…

Could you benefit from taking a social media break?

‘An ode to social media’ by Matt Haig “When anger travels the internet, looking for a hook, it’s time to disconnect, and go and read a book.” Matt Haig, author of ‘Reasons to stay alive’ and ‘Notes on a nervous planet’, announced this week that he’s backing away from Twitter for the sake of his Read the full article…