Issue #287: Books Recommended on the Topic of 'Breathing' & Living with Chronic Illness Means You Don't Get Much Choice in Many of the Things You Experience Daily

Friday, 22 October 2021. Issue #287. In This Issue: Some books my psychiatrist recommended on the topic of breathing. Living with chronic illness means that you do not get a choice for many things you experience every day, or how you want to live your life. The stigma of the chronically ill being too lazy […]

Why 'Easy' Part-Time Jobs are Not That Easy for Those with Chronic Illness

“Get an Easy Part-Time Job”, They Said Many people with chronic illness or a disability are unable to work full-time. You don’t see many of them working part-time jobs either. Why? (Unless they’re hiding in plain sight, which they often are. It’s a bit of a superpower.) All their education seems to have come to […]

Issue #286: Marketing Ads for Mobility Aids are Still Perpetuating the Stigma That They're Only Meant for Old People & When You No Longer Remember What It Feels Like to be Pain-Free

Friday, 15 October 2021. Issue #286. In This Issue: Marketing ads for mobility aids are still perpetuating the notion that they’re only meant for older people, and can result in internalised ableism in young people who need and could benefit from using them. There are varying degrees of chronic pain, from mild to excruciating, and […]

Christmas Giveaway Sponsors are Needed Again! (Bring Joy to a Person with Chronic Illness Today)

Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? It feels like it was only yesterday that I was looking for last year’s Christmas Giveaway sponsors! I know it’s only October and there’s still a few more months before Christmas actually draws near. But if I’ve learned something from the past two Christmas Giveaways […]

Issue #285: Realising That Anti-Depressants Aren't 'Happy Pills' or a Sign of Weakness & Children Need Love and Support - Which You Can Still Give as a Parent with Chronic Illness

Friday, 08 October 2021. Issue #285. In This Issue: Realising that the anti-depressants prescribed by your doctor aren’t ‘happy pills’ or a sign of weakness. But medication that will help you live to fight another day with depression. Children don’t need a lot to be happy and fulfilled – it’s your love and support that […]