Reach Out, But In The Right Ways: Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Want Our Help

Reach Out, But In The Right Ways: Helping Someone Who Doesn’t Want Our Help

It can feel like banging your head against a brick wall, whether you are helping a family member, or you are trying to get through to a friend, if you are doing your best to help someone, but they don’t want our help, the stresses and anxieties of the situation Continue Reading

Isolation

Isolation of chronic illness

Isolation is what I felt last week. I was writing in my journal after finishing my meditation and a wave of sadness enveloped me. I wrote it down. ISOLATION. Since that day I have been thinking about this. Wondering why I felt that way. What causes this, and what can Continue Reading

Long-Term Health Issues: How To Live With Them

Long-Term Health Issues: How To Live With Them

Living With Long-Term Health Issues There are many kinds of long-term chronic health issues which can arise for anyone, and if you are in such a position then it can of course be incredibly concerning. Nonetheless, no matter how bad of a position you may be in, you will still Continue Reading

Addiction: How To Help A Family Member With Problems

How To Help A Family Member With Addiction Problems

Addiction is so difficult for the person that is suffering, but it’s also an incredibly hard situation for the family and friends of that person. Seeing a loved one going through a hard time like that can be very emotionally draining, especially if they’re going back and forth without ever Continue Reading

5 tips to help stop being overwhelmed by chronic illness

5 tips to help stop being overwhelmed by chronic illness

Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and I see normality. I don’t appear to have anything wrong with me, and occasionally I even fool myself. For a little while. When this happens, I wonder is this all happening inside my head. Is it a fiction I have immersed Continue Reading

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!

Chronic illness and pain have become too much!   Last Saturday was a terrible day, and it was inevitable that this would happen. In 3 months life has transformed. My job had become a problem as my walk had now reduced to a hobble, with my left leg doing all the hard Continue Reading

Tears

Tears

Tears caused by my changing abilities have caused me to reflect on what is happening now. How will I adjust to these losses? Tears Tears. Driving home on Thursday I could feel my eyes starting to flood. Listening to a podcast about how you had to face your fears I Continue Reading

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

What am I learning from MS and chronic pain?

Learning from adversity Learning from my chronic illnesses has been a goal of mine. Ever since I was diagnosed decades ago. I am firm in the belief that the adversity that arrives at your door is for a reason. How you choose to react to this, apparently, negative event in Continue Reading

Living with chronic illness – Bad Day

Bad Day

Bad Day Last Sunday was a really bad day for me. If you follow me on Twitter you would have seen my post on Monday about how I was dealing with these doldrums by using meditation, and journaling. The previous week I had been having troubles with work. My fatigue Continue Reading

Living with Chronic Illness – Storms in my head

Living with chronic illness

Living with Chronic Illness – Storm in my head Ophelia passed through Ireland on Monday, and we were expecting fierce winds and rain. Most of the country felt the wrath of the hurricane, but in Connemara, we seemed to remain in the eye of the storm. Having a chronic illness Continue Reading