This week, I would like you to meet Charlotte Wells from charlottedebs.com. Charlotte has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic pain. ME/CFS and Myoclonic Seizures. She talks here about how she does her best to live as well as she can with her chronic illnesses.
Finding freedom in my life is a relatively new discovery for me and something I’ve become very passionate about. Ever since getting sick, I’ve somehow managed to continue pursuing my passions and I’ve found unexpected freedom as a result.
So to mark the end of a very different year for me workwise and lifestyle wise, I thought I would share the 3 big things I’ve done that have led me to finding freedom in my life.
This week I’d like to introduce Candice Mes. Candice lives in South Africa and currently works as an Occupational Therapist (OT). She’s walked a long and, at times, very trying road with her health and tells us how she lives well with chronic illness here.
That. Is. It. I’m out.
In April 2016, I had been sitting, pondering about officially launching this blog for months. A contact of mine encouraged me to just do it… “dude, press go, what have you got to lose?” The truth was I had very very little to lose. I had been holding off going public with reams of diary entries I had written over the preceding 6 months worrying about how it would affect the work I’d been doing. Thinking by some miracle my condition would pass. I didn’t want to look like a fraud (you know I might roll over one day and be restored back to the manufacturer’s settings??) but realistically I had been fooling myself thinking, at that point, that I could resume a “normal” working life. Whatever that was anymore. Dream on. My work had been suffering anyway. In fact, I had to completely rethink it.
A new normal was required. Continue reading How I accepted my new normal
Introducing you to Kami Lingren from Living Grace who is a truly beautiful soul. Kami has been diagnosed with Lyme and a handful of other diagnoses, with dizziness, head pain, bone and joint pain as the most debilitating symptoms. At its worst, her list of symptoms from her illness had grown to nearly 80, which she know so many others can relate to. Thankfully she’s been finally improving this year and her symptom list has become much smaller! Find out how she is living well with chronic illness by reading more…
I have written the following post in collaboration with Sam Moss of My Medical Musings and I have referenced some of the posts that Sam has written there. It makes for powerful reading in terms of what you can do to better manage your personal circumstances when you find yourself in a place of despair. Her learnings will also help anyone undergoing change when that change is occurring through choice.
Here’s some of her story.
This week I would like to introduce you to Kamilah Howard from Anchoredinhealth.com.
Kamilah has asthma and gluten intolerance. Her asthma symptoms are mostly exercise-induced, which is something she does almost every day. Her gluten intolerance really affects what she eats day to day, but it’s very manageable through a gluten free diet.