Month: November 2019

Things We’d Love to Tell our Recently-Diagnosed Selves

Recently I started writing about my reflections over the last year. Since falling ill, many things have happened. Starting my blog. Getting my first powerchair. And it’s really got me thinking: if I could give advice to my newly diagnosed self what would it be? Things are so massively different since then, some in really […]

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Isolation and M.E.

This article was written for the disability charity Scope, on the theme of isolation. You can check the published article out here: Scope Online Community – 25th November 2019 – All-encompassing isolation when living with a chronic illness I’m Sophie and I live with several chronic illnesses, the most disabling of which are my M.E. […]

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GUEST POST: Leo | The Anxious Teacher – My Favourite 26 Self-Care Ideas

Leooooo | The Anxious Teacher is a full time teacher and Mental Health and Lifestyle blogger. To read more of her work check out her website: www.theanxiousteachtwo.home.blog Follow her on Twitter: www.twitter.com/theanxiousteac2  Instagram: www.instagram.com/leoooooallen  And to help support her advocacy for Mental Health and BPD buy her a coffee on www.ko-fi.com/theanxiousteacher My Favourite 26 Self-Care Ideas For Those […]

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16 Gift Ideas For People With Chronic Illness

NB: This post contains affiliate links, which means if you choose to purchase something through one of the links below, I will earn a very small commission at no extra cost to you.  Stuck on what to buy your chronically ill loved one this Christmas? Look no further. This is basically a list of both […]

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“Life with M.E.” – Reflections on the last year

( This article was written for my local church’s parish magazine. I don’t often mention church, or God, in my writing as I know not everyone believes. However, joining my local church and attending weekly services, has massively helped me in coming to terms with M.E. I have met some really lovely people there and […]

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Celebrate #FriendshipFriday with Kidscape and Elmer the Elephant

GIFTED: The Elmer the Elephant socks I write about in this post were gifted to me by SockShopUK in exchange for a charity post and review of these socks for Friendship Friday.  Unleash your inner Elmer the Elephant on Friendship Friday with these jazzy charity socks from SockShopUK. Help to raise money and awareness for […]

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Dear PEM

This post is inspired by Pippa Stacey’s book “Dear Chronic Illness”.  “Dear Chronic Illness” features a series of “letters” written by sufferers of various chronic illnesses, including M.E., Fibromyalgia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Each letter is written to each condition, each letter beautifully written.  Click here to buy Dear Chronic Illness, by Pippa Stacey The book […]

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