Challenging insensitive comments and “who has it worse” competitions

“Life is not a competition. Life is about helping and inspiring others so we can each reach our potential.” Does anyone else feel like they have to bite their tongue a lot? Do you hide a lot of what you are feeling because confrontations are exhausting? I seem to spend so much time suppressing my Read the full article…

A migraine is not just a bad headache

I have suffered from migraines since my late teens. Mine are hormonal and they were first triggered when I started taking the combined contraceptive pill. Oestrogen is my arch enemy. At their worst, I suffer debilitating migraines for two weeks out of my four week menstrual cycle. A migraine can feel like a living hell, Read the full article…

New Year, Same Me; Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t believe setting goals for yourself is constructive – setting realistic, achievable goals can be great motivation and lead to a sense of accomplishment. But setting unrealistic resolutions at a time of year when the majority of us struggle more with ill-health, both mentally and physically, Read the full article…