Issue 272: The Steep Stigma of Taking Painkillers Only as a 'Last Resort' & Can One be 'Brave' in the Face of Chronic Pain, When There Isn't a Choice?

Friday, 02 July 2021. Issue #272. In This Issue: The steep stigma of taking painkillers only as a ‘last resort’, that sometimes even those who suffer from intense chronic pain try to ride it out. Can one be brave in the face of chronic pain and chronic illness, when there isn’t a choice to begin […]

July Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s time for the July writing prompts! If you’ve never joined us, it’s specially for people who live with chronic illness, chronic pain and/or a disability. If you’re hesitating to join us, please don’t! I personally love to read what every single person has to share about their parallel lives with chronic illness, and it’s […]

Issue 271: Writing and Journaling for Stress Relief & Enjoying Art with a Disability

Friday, 25 June 2021. Issue #271. In This Issue: The act of writing and journaling can help with stress relief, as it activates the creative part of your brain, and may even raise dopamine levels, depending on the type of journaling done. Reconsidering and enjoying art through stone painting, as a person with limited mobility. […]

Issue 270: People with Chronic Illness are Hypersensitive to Stress as It Manifests as Physical Pain & Self-Compassion During a Pain Flare Can be Tough as Your Mental Health is Suffering, Too

Friday, 18 June 2021. Issue #270. In This Issue: The toxicity of stress may not be apparent to a healthy person, but people with chronic illness are hypersensitive to it, as it can cause physical pain. When you’re in a pain flare, your mental health suffers too, and you can enter into a joyless state. […]

Vitamin D and Vitamin K2: How They Boost Each Other in the Body

When we mention vitamin D, we tend to think of sunshine and milk. When we mention vitamin K, many people often go, ‘what does that vitamin do again?’. This article explains the role that these two vitamins play in the body, and how they work together synergistically for optimal health and well-being. We will also […]