Fly Free

Fly Free

It happened gradually. So gradually, that I didn’t even realise it was happening until I was unwittingly set free. Cages – used to keep animals and people controlled. These days you can find beautiful ornate bird cages, with intricate detailing so beautiful that you forget its original purpose. That’s the kind of cage I imagine [...]

Crossroad

Crossroad

Today, I find myself at a crossroad. A year ago I started this blog with the genuine intention to help others in similar situations - to help them to feel less isolated. But also to help raise awareness for everyone else, to help them better understand the people in their lives suffering from chronic illnesses. [...]

“I felt like I disappeared. Tired – like I wasn’t alive.”

“I felt like I disappeared. Tired – like I wasn’t alive.”

Tonight I watched a movie on Netflix called 'Brain on Fire,' which is a movie based on a true story. A story that was written as a memoir by the girl herself. Now, don't get the wrong idea - this is not a movie review. This is about finding something that both terrified and intrigued [...]

Unexpected Loss

Unexpected Loss

All those years in school, no one really prepares you for what it's going to be like when you have your heart broken. And I don't mean 16 year old, "I just broke up with my boyfriend of 3 months," kind of heartbreak. I mean the kind that leaves a profound impact on your soul. [...]

Pressing Pause

Hi guys, I'm writing to you to let you know that, due to personal circumstances, I will be taking a short break from my blog. I started this blog to genuinely help people who have dealt with similar situations to me, and it breaks my heart to say that this situation is one of the [...]

The Unexpected Side Effect of Chronic Illness

The Unexpected Side Effect of Chronic Illness

We often hear about the symptoms of chronic illness and chronic pain. Muscle fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, nausea, stomach & bowel disturbances, skin issues, chest pain, fatigue, malaise, and many many more. But what's often not mentioned is the emotional toll any chronic illness takes on every person who suffers. In particular, the [...]

Unrelenting Unkindness

Unrelenting Unkindness

What is kindness? According to the online dictionary, kindness is defined as "the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate." But to me, it's a lot more than that. In Australia, we are currently in a state of emergency from the ever growing bush fires that are plaguing many of our states. I would say [...]