Category: Healthy

What you don’t see

What you don’t see. ⁣⁣They say a picture tells a thousand words… ⁣but a picture only shows so much. ⁣⁣A picture shows what happened in one second of that day, it doesn’t tell of the other 23 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds. ⁣⁣Instagram is a highlight reel, ⁣what you 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

‘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

‘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

My Story – Hair for Hope – Why I am donating 40cm of my hair to charity

My gofundme page – https://www.gofundme.com/7tnqm-hair-for-hope  I filmed my experience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX4qsfinWaI&t=1s On November 20, I’m going to be donating 40cm of my hair for wigs whilst aiming to raise awareness and money for invisible illnesses. I would appreciate any support you can give. If you can’t donate money, please donate your time Continue Reading

Top Tips for Anxiety Attacks from Fellow Anxiety Sufferers

Emotions are a part of life. They come and go – I guess that is the most important thing to remember. Your high of happiness won’t always be (and that is a good thing – otherwise, how would we continue to appreciate it?). Just like your depressive low or an Continue Reading

Trusting our instincts: “when is the right time to share with a friend or partner that you have chronic illness”

The other day Instagram launched “ask me a question” on their stories someone asked me… “when is the right time to share with a friend or partner that you have chronic illness”    And this question really got me thinking. My short response was: “I like to be quite upfront now. Continue Reading

Life is as easy or as hard as we (or our minds) make it – becoming aware of how our thoughts affect us.

This is a little journal entry I wrote of what I have realised about how my thoughts can impact my life…  don’t fight it. try accept things as they come. we make things worse when we think about how something should or shouldn’t be when sometimes we just have to Continue Reading