Health and Disability · Invisible illnesses

Being visible – Hate crimes and invisible disabilitiesĀ 

My invisible illness became visible when I started using my walking stick and I still might not “look sick” but there’s something there that makes people stop and think. To ask why I use it, to move out of my way in the street, open doors and help me carry things. I’ve found people to… Continue reading Being visible – Hate crimes and invisible disabilitiesĀ 

Health and Disability · Invisible illnesses · Personal

My journey with my mental health, and some tips I’ve picked up along the way.

As it’s World Mental Health day on 10th October I thought I’d share my journey with mental illness with you.  I’ve suffered with depression on and off since I was a teenager which has been closely linked to my physical health problems and long periods of high stress. I get to a stage where I’m… Continue reading My journey with my mental health, and some tips I’ve picked up along the way.

Health and Disability · Invisible illnesses

Meal hacks for living with chronic illness

I’m not going to talk about how to eat for your health, to heal yourself through food or supplements. I want to talk about the day to day realities of trying to feed yourself when you have a chronic illness and are limited due to fatigue and pain. Really good days: On really good days… Continue reading Meal hacks for living with chronic illness