Small moments and long-term goals

When you suffer from chronic illness – whether physical or mental – there are small moments to celebrate that which ‘should’ be mundane moments of life. For example, there is seeing the sunrise and being awake before the rest of the world starts its noisy scuffle to get kids to school on time, to be […]

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New Article Published!

My new article has been published on The Mighty! Click here to read “5 ways to treat yourself on a difficult day with chronic illness”.

Confession time, coping time

But first… one of my articles has been published by The Mighty! Click here to read “6 Coping Mechanisms That Help My Mental and Physical Illnesses”. The Mighty The Mighty is a site with information and personal stories about various mental, physical, and chronic illnesses. It’s not a “woe is me” site, but rather a […]

Tips for Coping with Chronic Illness

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to be medical advice, if you are in need of medical assistance or advice, please, please, please contact your closest doctor/clinic/hospital/helpline. Living with a chronic or mental illness (or illnesses) takes its toll every day; there are no two ways about it. But there are some steps you can put […]

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Writing Update – Excitement!

The past week has been quite a productive week (yay!) and I have exciting news! So please excuse the use of exclamation marks! I promise I won’t use more than one at a time! Flash Fiction Anthologies! As of today, my final edits for the Jozi Flash flash fiction anthology are finished. And the best […]

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Chronically or Mentally Ill Does Not Mean Unable

We still have very far to go regarding the eradication of the stigma surrounding mental illness and chronic illness, especially when they are “invisible illnesses”. Perhaps it is, at least in part, because of all the negative stereotyping that still exists in the media. If it is a mentally ill person who committed a crime […]

Bullying – Some Things I Need to Get Off My Chest

Bullying is most often seen as “something that always happens” and “just something that kids do” — it’s “kids being kids”. I know that bullying is present in all schools and also in other spheres of life. But that doesn’t make it right. I don’t see why it should be some kind of rite of passage.

Chronic Illness Sufferers: Don’t Call Us Liars

“People only have chronic illnesses because they’re not passionate enough about life.” This statement is probably one of the the most idiotic and uninformed statements that I’ve heard in a long time. Well, apart from “Have you tried drinking more water?” as if every illness known to man (physical and mental) is caused by dehydration and your DNA plays no role in any of it.