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…

10 Tips To Get You Through Bad Mental Health Days

I wrote this post especially for ProHealth and it first appeared there on the 29th September 2018. I have personally suffered from depression and anxiety most my life. In fact I don’t remember a time when I didn’t feel their presence. I spent a lot of time denying their existence. I think I hoped by Read the full article…