The many shades of depression

Depression is such a difficult topic to talk about whether you are suffering with it yourself or know someone who is. Everyone’s experience with mental health is completely personal to the individual making no case the same. To me, this poses the question ‘why is depression used as a blanket term to describe a set…

Floatation Tank

What is a flotation tank? The water in the tank is heated to skin temperature and almost saturated with Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate) providing buoyancy so that you can float more easily. You enter the tank and are cut off from all outside stimulation. Benefits Elevates Mood (decreases depression and anxiety) Increases energy releases endorphins…

Sometimes the things we can’t change end up changing us

“There is no greater disability in society, than the inability to see a person as more” I recently received a lovely message from a lady who had come across an old post of mine that I had written about using a walking stick and it inspired me to write an up-to-date post on how I…

Paint with all the colours

When I started this blog back in May 2016, my aim was to share my honest experiences about living my life with a chronic condition. I wanted to write as a way of expressing how I was feeling in order to help myself digest what had been going on. Also as a way to pull…

Universal Credit – Us VS Them

In light of the recent rollout of Universal Credit, I thought I would talk a little bit about it. As I claim Universal Credit myself, I often get asked what it is and how it differs from previous benefits. Now I am no expert but, I can speak from personal experience and I have to admit…

Who am I?

I found this article really interesting. It really explained how I have been feeling and made me look at things from a different perspective. However, it still brought me back to the fact that there are things I can’t do but, no guidance as to what I possibly can do. I feel like I have…