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…

Don’t let anyone discourage you from sharing your story

“Please don’t be afraid to tell your story – it will inspire others”  As you all know, I’m very open about my health struggles, and I’m not afraid to show the reality of living with chronic illness and mental ill-health. I believe it’s so important to have this open discussion, and the majority of the Read the full article…

Unsolicited health advice is intrusive & invalidating – Please stop

Everyone living with a chronic illness has had to deal with unsolicited advice about their health. Whether it’s from strangers on social media or from well-meaning friends and family, uninvited advice is a frustrating part of living with an incurable chronic illness. It’s so common that we often face these comments daily. I’m sure you Read the full article…