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Health Benefits of Pets

Logging some time with your furry friends is proven to help you feel happier. So play fetch with your dog/cat or sneak in a few cuddles with your dog/cat. It will make both of you feel happier. Actually, pets are scientifically known... Continue Reading →

Compassion – It’s not just for others

Prior to developing a chronic illness, I refused to let a "bad" version of myself appear. I always wanted to be at my best, at the risk of being too hard with myself. I'm still this way if I'm truly honest... Continue Reading →

You can’t see pain

If only people could see the pain and struggles we face daily. Most healthy individuals will never truly understand what we go through living with a chronic illness day after day. The pain and sickness never go away. We put makeup... Continue Reading →

Living Chronic Illness

Try again tomorrow Things almost never go as planned! This is a wonderful reminder to keep in mind for adapting to all the changes that come with a flare up. Living with chronic illness isn't easy. Some days you are just... Continue Reading →

What I’m not saying about my illness

"Please try not to judge how someone is dealing with a pain you have not experienced." -  Unknown Just because I trudge forward to get things done doesn’t mean I'm okay. In truth, I'm not okay. Do you know how much... Continue Reading →

Science saves lives, not myths

People who do not have a medical license should abstain from giving out medical advice. There is a growing distrust of science and medicine in favour of "natural", "untested", "alternative". This attitude towards receiving treatment and gaining proper diagnosis cannot... Continue Reading →

Dealing with a judgemental pharmacist

Last year I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Cancer. My doctors also suspect I have another auto-immune illness that they have yet to identify. Since then there has a lot of prescriptions changes and adjustment and I'm... Continue Reading →

Testing Chronic Illness Hacks

I read a few articles that gave tips and tricks (a.k.a hacks) to make living with chronic illness easier. I decided to put them to the test and see if they may actually work. Here are my findings:   Bar... Continue Reading →

Do not be fooled by appearances

Did you know that 96% of chronic illnesses are invisible? I may look well and healthy, but beneath the surface is a world of pain and exhaustion. When the battle goes on beneath the skin or within the mind, the... Continue Reading →

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