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When Chronic Illness Gets You Down

A big part of chronic illness is, of course, the physical aspect and what effect these types of illnesses have on our mobility and the other various physical symptoms that come with the territory. However, what most people forget about is... Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness at University

Now this isn't the post I originally planned for today... I was originally going to be sharing my story. However, after a tough week last week I decided to share this instead: living with a chronic illness at university. I feel... Continue Reading →

Blogging with a Chronic Illness

I spend a lot of time blogging about chronic illness, but I've never talked about blogging WITH a chronic illness. It can be frustrating, it can be tough and, as much I love it and enjoy it very much, it's... Continue Reading →

Rare Disease Day 2017

Well we've come to the end of February again. I can't believe how quick it seems to have come around... it only seemed like Christmas 5 minutes ago. With the end of February comes Rare Disease Day and every year... Continue Reading →

Spoonie; what does it mean?

You may have heard, seen or read the word "spoonie" come up before and, no doubt, wondered what on earth it means! I know I talk about spoonies and how many "spoons" I've got left etc. It's something that I have talked about... Continue Reading →

Coping with a Chronic Illness

In my previous post, I talked about the struggles and challenges of living with an invisible illness Those that can't be researched on the internet, or advised by a doctor, because, unless you live with an illness/condition yourself, you'll never know. So,... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 Tips on Loving Yourself

My guest piece on the lovely Dr Arlene’s blog, BitterSweet: Real Talk. Thank you again!❤️

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BitterSweet: Real Talk

Guest Author: Abbie Chandler

Earlier this week, we celebrated Valentine’s Day. I say celebrated but, let’s face it, some of us were probably pretending like it didn’t exist and tried to ignore the hundreds of couples out and about. All too often, we share love with others; whether it be a partner, family or even friends, but what about yourself? Do you show yourself any love?

It’s very common for us to forget to love ourselves but it’s something that we should not dismiss. It’s important to love yourself; for who you are, what you’ve achieved and what you’ve yet to achieve, regardless of how small they are.

A big part of loving yourself is self-care, especially for those of us who live with any sort of condition or illness. People don’t realise the impact that these conditions can have on, not only ourselves, but the people around us. It…

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Living with an Invisible Illness

There are many types of invisible illnesses, and we can all research the different variations, the definitions, the symptoms, the relief remedies (if any). But can we research what it's like living with an invisible illness? Can we research what... Continue Reading →

Winter’s coming.

I have to admit, we've done well with the weather this year. October was pretty warm compared to usual and it didn't get that cold, in my opinion. This week, however, I got a bit of a shock to the... Continue Reading →

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