Issue #277: Fatigue Management is Just as Important as Pain Management & The Payback for Faking Being Well is Not Worth It

Friday, 13 August 2021. Issue #277. In This Issue: Sometimes we need to consider fatigue management as much as pain management in order to boost our motivation levels. If you’ve ever tried to fake being well, you’ve probably learned that the payback is not worth it. It’s undeniable that with invisible disabilities, we will need […]

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 263: When Misinformation is Disseminated It Undoes Some of the Advocacy Already Done & Creating a Safe and Inviting Space at Home That You Can Always Enjoy Being in

Friday, 30 April 2021. Issue #263. In This Issue: When misinformation is disseminated it further stigmatises IBD and chronic illnesses, undoing some of the advocacy work done. This can be especially harmful when it comes from within the chronic illness community itself. Creating a safe and inviting space at home in which you can always […]

Issue 153: How to Advocate for Yourself at a Doctor Appointment & Anxiety as a Result of Chronic Illness

Friday, 19 February 2021. Issue #253. In this issue: How to advocate for yourself at the doctor’s by preparing questions, expectations and more before the appointment. Change is the only constant in life, so we need to keep learning and growing at our own pace. When there are too many ‘what ifs’ and ‘maybes’. Sometimes […]