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…

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…