Category: Dysautonomia

Why We Need To Talk About Endometriosis

Endometriosis Awareness Month is now coming to a close but how could I let it end without sharing a post on my blog? If you follow me on instagram @findyourownhope, you’ve probably seen awareness posts throughout this month … but I have also been busy advocating for endo in other Continue Reading

How to stay calm in a crazy world: dealing with uncertainty

Just a small post today to address the craziness that is going on lately.  Life is uncertain. Nothing is guaranteed and things don’t always go to plan. It’s an anxious time.  What has helped me … However, one thing that has helped me throughout my life is trying to live Continue Reading

News flash: you can do everything right, and still be stuck

Starting the new year is a hopeful time, we make new resolutions, goals and there is an overwhelming ‘new year, new me’ culture. However, the new year is also very emotional as we reflect upon the year before. It is undoubtedly true to say that we can try our best Continue Reading

Good from the bad – hobbies and habits we gained since becoming sick

A few weeks ago I was reflecting on how much my life has changed since becoming sick. Of course it has changed for the worse… but in many ways I have branched out, tried new things and gained new skills. So I decided to reach out to my fellow chronic Continue Reading

‘Uncommon’ illness and misdiagnosis: Dysautonomia Awareness Month

I am sick of medical professionals not understanding my condition, actually scratch that… I am sick of medical professionals not even knowing what my condition is. I am sick of having to explain it, and then justify it. So I will continue to raise awareness until there is education, until Continue Reading

Bad times don’t last forever – growing through pain: Keeping Up Courage Part 3

At the change of every season, we are always reminded that like the seasons there is a time for everything.  Moving into spring means warm sun, bright flowers and birds singing which for me is a nice change from the dreary winter.  The last few weeks I have had a Continue Reading

Processing diagnosis and the importance of experiencing the emotions that come with it – ‘Keeping Up Courage’ Part 2

Yesterday I came across an old message I sent to a friend when she was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I kind of wish I read it as I was going through this last diagnosis over these few weeks. You know how sometimes we are just more kind to others Continue Reading

‘Keeping Up Courage’ – Part 1: Facing reality after surgery

Opening up about my recent surgery hasn’t been the easiest for me. I feel like… I am still processing it myself. At some point when I am ready to go into depth about it, I will. But right now I am struggling with horrible anxiety stemming from years misdiagnosis and Continue Reading

Welcome to my new website & Exciting News!

Hey Everyone!  Firstly… If you didn’t know my address and website has changed to findyourownhope.com!!  The website isn’t exactly how I want it yet – there are a few things I want to add and change, and I will probably adjust it all again soon (when I have more time Continue Reading

Giveaway — Watch yourself: what thoughts have you been giving time to lately?

Watch yourself. How have you been spending your time lately? What thoughts have you been giving time to lately?                                          www.woodwatches.com/g/findyourownhope   What thoughts have you been giving time to lately – Continue Reading