Chronic illness, Mental Health

Why Mandatory RSE Must Include Disabled Pupils

Why Mandatory RSE Must Include Disabled Students ThisSeptember relationship and sex education became mandatory for all pupils in primary and high school within the UK. When this news was released, and discussions of exclusivity and LGBTQIA+ communities were said to be included many people had something to say about this. The purpose of including tese… Continue reading Why Mandatory RSE Must Include Disabled Pupils

Chronic illness, Guest Blogs, Mental Health

The Importance Of Giving Hope To Chronic Pain Patients | Guest Post |

I am so honoured to share this wonderful guest post with you all on how important hope is in pain management. I have discovered this for myself so this is a very important topic to me. Ann-Marie D’Arcy-Sharpe writes for Pathways Pain Relief, a chronic pain relief app and blog. The app is created by… Continue reading The Importance Of Giving Hope To Chronic Pain Patients | Guest Post |

Chronic illness

Chronic Pain Is Unpredictable

My body is like the weather, you can predict it most of the time. You can plan. Take precautions. Change your plans. But some days there is a sudden downfall of rain causing a heaviness in my soul. Cold that makes me so sore I'm numb. A wind that makes my skin sting. Hail that… Continue reading Chronic Pain Is Unpredictable

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The Power Of Having A Voice

I’m so grateful for my ability to effortlessly share my opinions without prosecution. During my college interviews this week, I have been able to be honest about my mental health and my disability, because I know it does not serve me to bottle it up. By speaking up people know how to help me can… Continue reading The Power Of Having A Voice

Chronic illness, Uncategorized

Relying On Myself

  Yesterday I entered my new home for the next 3 months during self isolation, a large open farmhouse style apartment with dark wooden beams lining the ceiling and open sky lights bringing the outside inside.  It is my cozy sanctuary.  The corner sofa has a mountain of pillows to drown in and a  soft but… Continue reading Relying On Myself

Chronic illness, Guest Blogs, Uncategorized

The Emotional Toll Of Being Chronically Ill

  Today I’m sharing my first ever guest post! Written by a blogger with EDS. Naomi is the author of http://www.diaryofazebra.com where she writes about chronic illness and features guest bloggers. If  you’d be interested in having a guest blog on my site email me niamh.s.wed@gmail.com The emotional toll of being chronically ill is huge.… Continue reading The Emotional Toll Of Being Chronically Ill

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Barriers To Intimacy With Disabilities

In honour of  U.K. Sexual Health Week September 16-22nd, I am writing a few posts discussing the barriers people with disabilities face to intimacy - not just sex but general relationships. There’s many things that complicate intimate relationships as disabled people so here’s some, please check my blog again later in September to see the… Continue reading Barriers To Intimacy With Disabilities