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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 →

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 →

American experiences…

Well this post was supposed to be live a lot sooner than it has ended up being. Where I thought I had set a time for it to go live on my page, I apparently didn't (silly brain fog!). Sorry... Continue Reading →

Travelling…

I'm currently writing this on the train so I won't promise how well my spelling will be, although I am in the spacious first class carriage so I'm not complaining too much at all. My free cuppa and soft drink,... 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 →

Pills, glorious pills…

  Any of you who have seen the musical "Oliver!" will know that today's post title is a play on words of "food, glorious food". Fortunately for me though,  my tablets are not hot sausage and mustard (I don't like mustard). Despite... Continue Reading →

Physio…

I saw these photos posted on HMSA's facebook page for HMS awareness week, which was last week, and realised how uncanny they related to me. Just as I can imagine a lot of you do, I always hated going to physio so... Continue Reading →

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