Category: POTS

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

How do we overcome things? How can we successfully make change in our lives?

How do we overcome things? How can we successfully make change in our lives?  I’m writing this piece because I’m continuously on this journey of making change and know how hard it can be. I feel like I need to it write about it to continue the fight and maybe 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

Something I have found helpful for sleep? feat. Exyra

They say we spend about a quarter of our day if not more, using screens. Unfortunately, in this day and age using screens has become pretty much unavoidable. I am constantly on my computer for work or uni and am always on my phone… This has led to problems with Continue Reading

Magazines I have been loving and exciting news

With busy schedules, brain fog and chronic illness sometimes books aren’t the easiest to read or commit to. So I have found magazines to be a calming alternative. The way they are broken down into sections and articles make them much more manageable. I love how the variety of topics Continue Reading