Burning the candle at both ends

In today's society which values a busy lifestyle it is easy to loose sight of our physical and mental health. Everyone you speak to complains about being tired and having too much to do. How do you know when what you are feeling is more than the "normal" exhaustion? How do you know when you... Continue Reading →

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Don’t quit

No matter what is your situation in life, whether you are fighting a chronic illness or mental illness or both, life can sometime feel like a burden and each day can feel like a challenge. My struggle often makes it a challenge just to get myself to work in the morning and it can feel... Continue Reading →

Stop asking me if I’m cured

Having conversation with many family members and friends have become difficult because all the same questions are being asked over and over again. It has become clear that some people are unable to accept that I have multiple incurable chronic illness. Everyone thinks optimism is great, but did people ever ponder that maybe too much... Continue Reading →

For those who stay

Anyone who has been through illness (physical or/and mental) know that people tend to drift away. I've been living with multiple chronic illness and mental illness for a few years now. There has been many ups and downs. I am still walking along the journey, trying to figure it out, testing different treatment to see... Continue Reading →

The joys of changing medication

In an attempt to treat my Fibromyalgia, it was suggested that I change my current mental health medication for one that has a pain treatment aspect to it. First I had to ween off my current medication and then start the new medication gradually. It was only for a short period, but it still affected... Continue Reading →

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day. Too many chose not to speak publicly and openly because they are afraid of fallout and consequences in their immediate surroundings, both personal and professional. No one should have to fear reprisal for suffering from mental illness. They prefer to remain anonymous for fear of judgment. Unfortunately, we can... Continue Reading →

Why I spend so much time on my smartphone

I spend a lot of time on my smartphone. I spend time on Facebook and games. Half the time it’s because I enjoy it, but half the time it’s because I’m too tired to do anything else, and I need a distraction from the pain. Sometimes I  binge watch Netflix, YouTube, or mindless videos over... Continue Reading →

Depression is much more than simple unhappiness

Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It is much more than simple unhappiness. It hurts. Not just emotionally, but physically too. If you think you have depression, talk to someone you trust & seek professional help. I was barely functional when I went to see my doctor. Ever since I take depression medication,... Continue Reading →

Alcohol is a bigger killer than we thought

For many people, there's nothing wrong with drinking in moderation. Many drink to numb their pain. It's a way a lot of people mask what is really going on. I know that being someone who lives with physical pain 24/7, I've been actually suggested that I should drink more often as it numbs the pain.... Continue Reading →

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