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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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Something I forgot to mention…

With things being so hectic here and, of course, my brain fog to add to it, I forgot to update you guys on what's actually going on at camp and what I'm now doing. So if you have been following... Continue Reading →

Something about friends…

Not necessarily anything to do with JHS but something that can definitely be relevant for those who struggle with it because friends and family can be the most important thing at times - they always are to me but some... Continue Reading →

Some much needed relaxing…

After a couple of tough months, especially the past 3 or so weeks, I'm off to London tomorrow for a lovely, long weekend. Anyone who's close to me will know that, for the past few weeks, I've had a big,... Continue Reading →

Lucky girl…

I saw this picture last night and it struck a chord with me because I've recently been saying how lucky I am to be surrounded by such wonderful, supportive friends and family. Without them, I wouldn't know where I'd be,... Continue Reading →

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