The Surprising Benefits Of Cycling For People With Disabilities

The Surprising Benefits Of Cycling For People With Disabilities

Living with a disability is often a frustrating experience, especially if your disability makes your lifestyle far more sedentary than you’d ideally like it to be. While your able bodied counterparts may have opportunities to vent the quotidian frustrations and annoyances of the day by going for a run, pumping some iron or punching the Hell out of a bag, …

The particular problems of freelancers with disabilities

The Particular Problems Of Freelancers With Disabilities

Living with a disability, any disability can be an extremely lonely and isolating experience. Everyone around you desperately wants to understand. Everyone around you wants you to know that they’re there for you. But nobody truly knows what it’s like. How could they? They don’t know what it feels like to feel imprisoned within their bodies the way you do. …

5 tips I learned from managing businesses that have helped me with chronic illness.

5 management tips that help manage chronic illness

5 tips I learned from managing businesses that have helped me with chronic illness. Living with chronic illness is difficult, but my experiences as a manager have given me essential skills that help me live with multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, sarcoidosis and asthma. Living with chronic illness is lonely. The symptoms that you have, and the future that you will …

Pumpkin seed flour cake - Autoimmune Diet

Recipes: Treats for the Autoimmune Community

In the last few months I have been looking at changing my diet (see my post about diet). Up to now I  follow the Swank diet. This diet removes all processed food, and anything from the cow. It also doesn’t like frying. As an Irishman not being able to eat a traditional Irish breakfast (eggs, rashers, sausages, black & white …

Pain Management Doesn't Have To Be All About Pills

Pain Management Doesn’t Have To Be All About Pills

When you are dealing with pain that is long-term, the last thing you need is yet another prescription for medications. Medicines can be expensive, and the cocktail of drugs that a doctor can put you on to manage pain can all be ineffective as they work against each other instead of together. It’s very much trial and error, balancing this …

Spoon Theory - Energy Measurement

Energy: Ways To Preserve Energy When You Have A Chronic Illness

Preserving energy when you have a chronic illness For those of us with a chronic illness, even the most basic of tasks such as showering, cooking, and cleaning is exhausting and overwhelming at times, depleting our energy. In fact, they can take up so much energy that it almost seems impossible to complete them and any other activities as well. …