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 […]

Issue 283: Everyday Life with Fibromyalgia Where ‘Simple’ Tasks Like Showering are Hard & The Challenges of Dating with Chronic Illness

Friday, 24 September 2021. Issue #283. In This Issue: Up to 70% of people with Fibromyalgia experience dizziness, so doing ‘simple’ things such as taking a shower can actually be quite difficult. The challenges of dating with chronic illness – needing to rest, plan and pack before your date. Death by chronic illness is a […]

Issue #280: The Beauty of Online Support Groups & The Benefits of Nature Have Been Known for Centuries, Yet We are Losing Touch with It

Friday, 03 September 2021. Issue #280. In This Issue: The beauty of online support groups is that you can be as visible or invisible as you like, and they really do help with your wellbeing. The benefits of nature have been known for centuries, yet we are losing touch with it in modern society, and […]

Issue #279: Chronic Fatigue Can Feel Defeating When You Want to Do So Much with Your Life & Young Adults with Chronic Illness Often Fake Being Well to Try and Act Their Age

Friday, 27 August 2021. Issue #279. In This Issue: Chronic fatigue is emotionally tough; when you want to do so much, yet you just can’t and feel defeated. Whilst some students pretend to be sick to get the day off school, many young adults with chronic illness fake being well and try to act their […]

Issue #278: Little Self-Love Letters to Help You Cope on Depressive Days & The Maddening Insinuation That the Chronically Ill are 'Lazy'

Friday, 20 August 2021. Issue #278. In This Issue: Little self-love letters and guideposts to help you cope on those dark, depressive days. People often insinuate that the chronically ill are ‘lazy’, and hint that they aren’t doing ‘enough’ or the ‘right stuff’ to heal. If you can simply sit alone in quietness and peacefulness, […]