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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 [...]

“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 [...]

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 [...]

Thirty-one Needles

Thirty-one Needles

Are you afraid of needles? Well, so am I. Not so much afraid of the needles themselves, but more of the pain they inflict when they're stabbed into your skin. Yes, I am a wuss when it comes to anything sharp and prickly. Especially when what's being injected happens to have it's own painful effect. [...]

How Do You Feel?

How Do You Feel?

"Are your migraines gone yet? Maybe you're just tense. "Oh your struggling with fatigue? Man I'm tired too, it's been a busy week!""Muscle pain? Probably from lack of exercise." "Have you tried NOT taking all those medications? Maybe they're the issue." "How are you... Are you better yet?""Are you depressed?" I hear a lot of [...]