You are so much more beautiful and complex than a number on a scale

“In a society that profits from self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act” ~ Caroline Caldwell I have been bombarded by weight loss and fitness adverts on social media the past couple of weeks, and as someone with a history of disordered eating and body dysmorphia, I have found them particularly triggering – It’s Read the full article…

Why is it so hard to ask for help?

“Asking for help is not a burden nor a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of humanness.”  If you’ve ever shied away from asking for help because you fear that you may seem weak, you are not alone. I often battle with this misconception myself, and no matter how many times I reinforce the message Read the full article…

Self compassion: the gift of kindness

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. April’s prompts are: Tiring, Read the full article…

10 Self-Care and Self-Love Promises

6 years ago my health deteriorated so badly I became virtually bed bound. I was physically and mentally broken, and I felt like I had no reason to live. I could never have imagined that such a catastrophic event could actually (eventually) bring about positive events and changes. Becoming so physically ill has forced me Read the full article…