How to Use the 7 Dimensions of Wellness to Thrive with Chronic Pain

This article explores the seven dimensions of wellness and how we can use them to improve our quality of life despite chronic pain. Those who live with chronic pain know all too well that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pain management. Even those who live with the same chronic illness often need a mix […]

Issue 269: The Need to Prioritise Ruthlessly as a Chronically Ill Caregiver & The Life of Frida Kahlo in the Disabled Women in History Series

Friday, 11 June 2021. Issue #269. In This Issue: The need for ruthless prioritisation when you’re chronically ill but need to be a caregiver, too. Draw up a list of what needs to be done, do whats to be done first, and accept that it will not be perfect but okay. When Frida Kahlo was […]

Issue 268: There is No One-Size-Fits-All Pain Management Solution & Tips from 15 Fibromyalgia Bloggers on Their Best Coping Strategies

Friday, 04 June 2021. Issue #268. In This Issue: Mayv is a holistic pain management resource that trusts that patients know their bodies best, and are here to provide guidance and the tools for individualised pain management. Those who live with chronic illness and chronic pain know that there is no one-size-fits-all pain management solution, […]

June Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

Hello and welcome to the June writing prompts (and summer… and the middle of the year…). Time sure has whizzed by in 2021, wouldn’t you agree? Admittedly, I haven’t been organising my time very efficiently and need to work on that. I’d love to hear about how you’ve been coping so far this year, and […]

Issue 267: Pacing with Chronic Illness Can be Frustrating Yet Necessary & Sometimes the Power of Holding Space for Someone Who’s Suffering is All They Need

Friday, 28 May 2021. Issue #267. In This Issue: Pacing with chronic illness is something spoonies know we should do, yet can be frustrating and not all that straightforward. Sometimes the power of holding space for someone who’s hurting is all they need, not fixes, solutions or answers. Self-regulation is hard compared to habits, thus […]