I get why people like Christmas. I really do.
People celebrate family, love, and togetherness. It's supposedly the 'happiest time of the year.'
But for many people, Christmas can be a difficult time. An emotional roller-coaster that takes off whether or not we want it to. The media inundates us with images of
*Warning* this post may contain triggers.
It was three years ago but I remember it like it was yesterday.
The year I persistently tried to end my life.
I always say, it’s strange the things one remembers. I live with fibromyalgia which causes a range of cognitive impairments including problems remembering. I forget
Life with chronic illness can be lonely. Not surprising, researchers have found that socially isolated individuals are more at risk of illness and death.
I’ll be upfront with you. I’m not 100% sure if it’s because of fibromyalgia or because I have ogre feet.
But finding pretty, comfortable shoes is a pain for me. A real, real pain. Literally.
Today I wore my shiny new shoes to work for my new job. New job=new shoes, right?
…in the throes of life’s seemingly unforgiving storms we often struggle to see past our tunnel vision.
The lack of information was in fact one of the biggest challenges I had to confront. I was at war with an enemy I didn’t know.
A ‘wink’ had come in from a popular dating website.
For the uninitiated in online dating, this is an indication of interest from someone. I clicked on the profile and within seconds of reading, found myself perturbed.
Dating websites can upset people for all sorts of reasons, but this was the first
“…the sound of silence on mental health problems hurts. It devastates, and sadly, in some cases it kills.”
The world of invisible disabilities is damn hard place to live in.
Aside from being fraught with all the usual problems people with visible disabilities face, we have added issues that often centre on a lack of understanding and societal disbelief towards illness that can’t be seen.
I’d just rushed into the lift with a heavy sigh. Yes! (I wanted to do a fist-pump). No climbing three flights of stairs, otherwise known as Mount Kilimanjaro if like me you live with a painful chronic condition like fibromyalgia. 86677