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    Showing Kindness for Mental health Awareness

    BE KIND, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about~unknown The theme surrounding this year’s mental health awareness week is kindness, so this year I’d like to encourage a sense of kindness to those suffering from mental health conditions. Below are some tips to share with others about helping those with small acts of kindness. Even after years of battling my mental health I’ve fallen into not so helpful words category, I’m always one for wanting to help and give advice, but just because something works for me, does not mean it will help them and sometimes the worse things to say, are ‘this helped me,…

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    Functional neurological disorder

    . Why open up discussions about functional disorders? After a while of pondering over to even post about my condition, I realized I’m here to help others suffering from long term health conditions whether that be physical or mental health. My journey is the reason I’m blogging today, it’s the reason I’ve learned from mistakes, taken action over my condition, and grown into a more self-aware individual. It is the basis for the knowledge I’ve gained about living with chronic illness. I will admit my nerves around discussing functional disorders, as I’m sure a lot of people are aware there is a stigma attached and a lot of us feel…

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    World IBD Day

    May the 19th is world IBD day for more than 10 million people worldwide. Today I’m doing a joint post with my boyfriend Adam giving his first-hand experience what it is like to live with IBD. Today is about gaining awareness and considering stepping into someone’s shoes, with my review on the 24 hours with Crohn’s app. Read more about a real life story with Adams story below.  Our Journey Together Firstly I would like to introduce my boyfriend Adam, we met online and the first thing that we connected about was living with a chronic illness. I knew I wanted to get to know him more as we shared…

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    Being enough as you are

    As we drift into February I find my usual thoughts slipping in of not ‘being enough’ and feel like I’m not doing enough for my vision this year. So as ever I come back to something I’ve always struggled with, never being enough. Years of always being behind and trying to keep up have played a role. On my journey, I’m trying to develop a stronger sense of acceptance. I’m finding more happiness now by looking to the future with open eyes, trying my best to allow life to ebb and flow. After all, we want is to be free from feelings of never being enough. It isn’t about just…