Ever been in a situation where you really want to do something but at the same time you’d rather not? Or make plans for something that you were really up for but when the times come you’ve lost interested? Or made plans on the basis of being perfectly fine, only to feel different on the […]Read More WEEKEND WRITE: Why It’s Important to Sometimes Force Yourself to Do Things
“Yes, my chronic illness interfere with everything – everything,” is something you probably find yourself saying a lot, because let’s face it – unless they are living with chronic illness then no one truly understands. And when it comes to having a social life (or trying to, in my case!) then you may find it gives out mixed […]Read More Your Social Life VS. Your Chronic Illness
Contrary to public opinion, sharing aspects of my health on my personal social media platforms is not for attention. I can’t believe I even have to justify that, but I’m sure we all know that one person who criticizes us, says things behind our back or just give us that impression when we end up bumping into them. The […]Read More Sharing on Social Media – It’s NOT For Attention
My friend Elly is starting a campaign that looks at us being honest, open and truthful. Her Instagram page (@unapologeticallyelly) and her blog (www.unapologeticallyelly.com), talk in more detail about what inspired her and what the campaign is about. Elly’s campaign also coincides with it being World Mental Health day – we are luckyto have 2 […]Read More Unapologetically Speaking the Truth
It may only be 3 days since the September photo challenges ended, but my lovely friend @letsovershare on Instagram has taken the time to create a unique photo challenge for October. Rather than focusing on a specific illness or community, @letsovershare has created an autumn/Halloween themed one, giving us some variety in the recent photo […]Read More Have You Seen This October Photo Challenge?
Happy Monday, followers and readers! Over the weekend, did you turn to a particular online support group for advice? Or did you join in a conversation on a Facebook and Instagram account? And at any time, did you feel like you were not appreciated, or that your advice was not considered, or even face some […]Read More When Online Support Groups Become a Competition
Over on Instagram, there are plenty of things going on to raise awareness for Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis. I’ve seen daily videos, fact posts and taken part in a couple of photo challenges. But I stumbled across a new way of raising awareness from my friend Elle (@thechronicpainlife over on Instagram – you need to check […]Read More CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: My Friends Instagram Positivity Challenge