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 #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 #276: Interesting Myths About the Brain That We Believe & An Interview with a Doctor on Heart Rate Viability (HRV)

Friday, 06 August 2021. Issue #276. In This Issue: One of the many myths about the brain is that there is a clear divider between diseases of the mind and body, such as depression and cardiovascular disease. When your medical tests don’t show that there’s anything wrong, yet the symptoms experienced are very real and […]

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. […]