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Quell Relief review

Quell Relief review

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ Hey everybody! So I was sent the Quell a few weeks ago as I said, and it is a great little product so let’s get into the details of it. The website says that it stimulates sensory nerves, taps into…

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Getting back to daily yoga

Getting back to daily yoga

Hey everyone! So last post I spoke about my recent realisation that depression has crept back into my life and how I have been inspired by a book I read and film I watched to fight it. I think this is something a lot of people get wrong, depression is a mental illness that is incredibly sneaky! You can go for councelling and read books and do the steps but it is, for people who suffer which chronic depression, a…

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When depression creeps back in

When depression creeps back in

Hey everybody! Over the past 5 or so years I have been working hard to overcome my mental health issues and find ways to push through them. I had counselling and they taught me to practice mindfulness, to be in the moment and not live in the past. I turned to Buddhism and started to study how to get well. I also got to a point with my anxiety where I could talk to people I didn’t know and take…

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The connection review

The connection review

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “ Hey everybody! So today I get to talk about a topic close to my heart and that is because I was given the chance to read the book Whole Health Life and watch a film called The Connection. Both…

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Getting a new tattoo with a chronic illness

Getting a new tattoo with a chronic illness

Hey everybody! So I have always loved tattoos, I think they look so beautiful on the skin and really show a part of the person. They can be their favourite books, or TV and movie characters, or something that is just straight up art, but it is always something they love and cherish. I always get the usual comments about what will you look like when you are old, and won’t you regret them…but to me the answers are I…

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How Buffy helped my Chronic Illnesses

How Buffy helped my Chronic Illnesses

Hey everybody! So it is 20years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired, this is my favourite show of all time for so so so many reasons but most of them I will tell you about today! I remember I did not know about Buffy until the second episode, my best friend at the time told me about it and I immediately added it to my list of shows and became addicted. I bought all the episodes on video, I…

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Social anxiety and appointments alone

Social anxiety and appointments alone

Hey everybody! So I do not drive, and my husband has epilepsy so if he has had a seizure within the last year he cannot drive either. Thankfully, I do not leave the house very often and we have a great support system of family and close friends who take us to hospital and doctor appointments. Now I have always had social anxiety when I was a child my parents and the people around me just said I was shy and…

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Making spoonie lists

Making spoonie lists

Hey everybody! So this week my body is trying to kill me plus I am listening non-stop to Ed Sheeran so be thankful I am here and let’s just get into it shall we? So the other day I was in the shower, it was not the best of days so I was listing in my head the things I needed to do…wash my face, shampoo my hair, wash my body…then I realised what I was doing and I wondered…

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Birthday Month Self Love

Birthday Month Self Love

Hey everybody! So on the 16th of this month it is my birthday, and as I thought about the things I wanted out of the year ahead the main one was to look after myself better and to be kinder to myself. These are both things that I struggle with, I think most people do but I want to talk about how we all need to change this! So when I was at school I had problems with eating, I…

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Getting Motivated with Fatigue

Getting Motivated with Fatigue

Hey everybody! I am someone  who finds it easy to be organised and to motivate myself, I love to learn new skills and to get things done. However some days it just feels like an uphill battle to even get out of bed and this is mainly for me because of fatigue and pain! This morning I woke up in pain, a usual day and so I got up and headed downstairs to make myself a tea and have my…

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