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Dealing with overwhelm

Dealing with overwhelm

The world is in the middle of a pandemic, and yet we are easing lockdown here in the UK, people are asking for radical social change and I am moving house! Right now I am very much dealing with overwhelm; That knot of anxiety in my stomach and knowing there is not enough time to get everything done! Moving house is always stressful, it always tops lists of the most stressful things you can do. Our house has very luckily…

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Unpredictable British weather causing pain

Unpredictable British weather causing pain

Oh yes it is that time of year again, and unpredictable British weather is causing pain! By now I should be used to it, I should be prepared and armed for all occurrences because here we never know what we are going to get! At the start of lockdown against Covid-19, it was hot everyone was moaning because they wanted to go outside and sunbathe and have fun. However, I had hayfever and the bright sun gave me migraines as…

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Tips for insomnia

Tips for insomnia

You know right now so many of us are struggling, able bodied or with chronic illness we are all in the same situation. I have seen a lot of people talking about struggling right now so I thought I would share some tips for insomnia that work for me. I have had insomnia my whole life, I remember as a child being put to bed and then reading, or just laying there. When my parents came to bed I would…

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Mental health during the pandemic

Mental health during the pandemic

I wasn’t sure what to talk about this week, I am not leaving my house at all and I am kind of addicted to Disney+ at the moment. However, I am more and more seeing people posting on social media that they are struggling with isolation and being at home. So I knew I had to talk about mental health during the pandemic. Your mental health is something that should always be a priority, but often when you are working…

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Muggle sick with chronic illness

Muggle sick with chronic illness

A couple of days ago I went on a double date with hubby and some friends, the next morning I woke up with a cold. This time of year when leaving the house is something that you can rarely do, catching a cold is really easy to do! My husband who goes to work is fine, because he has a stronger immune system, I on the other hand am muggle sick with chronic illnesses! When normal people sick comes it…

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Dealing with depression at christmas

Dealing with depression at christmas

Its never easy dealing with depression at Christmas, but for so many it is reality so its important we talk about it. I have been hit with a flare of my own depression this week and I couldn’t let it pass without commenting on it. The thing that triggered my depression was planning to put up our Christmas decorations. It was something that to be honest I had been putting off, but I had wanted to make the place look…

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How I treat my chronic pain

How I treat my chronic pain

Well I have been meaning to do a post showing how I treat my chronic pain for a while. I hope this post will give you some new ways to cope and treat your pain and I think its important we all share our tips and tricks anything is worth a try. I definitely think we all get to that point at some stage and you never know some of them may help you. How I treat my chronic pain…

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So summer has finally arrived

So summer has finally arrived

So, summer has finally arrived in England and for those of us with chronic illnesses who find it hard to regulate our body temperature it’s not great! Honestly, I cannot step outside to enjoy the sunshine because it is so bright and hot, but our houses are insulated so it’s really hot inside too! Currently I am sat on my sofa in the living room, but yesterday I spent the whole day in bed tired, in pain and with a…

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Tips for travel with chronic illness

Tips for travel with chronic illness

I am going away this weekend and I am so excited; I am going to a convention dedicated to the TV show Once upon a time! I have been attending events run by Starfury decades and honestly, I think they are the best. The problem is even though I am going away my fatigue and chronic pain doesn’t take a break. I wanted to share some tips for travel with chronic illness because its important to share what works for…

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