BearHugs are a company I’ve been aware of for a few years now. I discovered this personalised gift box company when searching for something to send to a friend in need of a pick me up. And we’ve partnered up.
Continue reading “BearHugs Care Boxes”
I’ve been writing for a few different websites lately and wanted to share a post I wrote for InvisiblyME, called Happiness Isn’t a Destination.
It’s an expansion on topics I’ve discussed before – the elusive nature of happiness, the rat race and the need to redefine our own version of what happiness means for us individually.
I was delighted to put together the post for such a brilliant blog and I hope you enjoy the collaboration.
You can head on over to InvisiblyME’s website to read it, by following this link: 🙂
This is something I have to remind myself of from time to time. Continue reading “You Are Not Everyone’s Cup of Tea”
Hypothyroidism. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Anxiety Disorder. Adrenal Fatigue. Depression. All conditions I currently have or, in the case of depression, have had at previous times in my life (depression comes in and out of my life as it pleases).
People tell me however, not to let these conditions, physical and mental, define me.
But why? They do define part of who I am and what my life has become and I’m OK with that.
Continue reading “Why I Don’t Mind Being Defined by Thyroid Disease”
I have a more personal blog for you this week, which, for those of you who have followed me for a while, know I like to include as well as my more informational blogs and articles.
This one isn’t about me and my personal thyroid struggles though. This one is about Adam, my now husband. Continue reading “I Got Married”
For most people, calling in sick to work isn’t a common occurrence. Though, for those of us with chronic illness, mental illness or even disabilities, needing to take time off of work can happen more often than we’d like. Please be aware that this is not a choice either. Continue reading “The Anxiety When Calling in Sick To Work”
Since being diagnosed with multiple physical health conditions as well as depression and anxiety, I have started writing about my experiences. The aim being to not only raise awareness of what we go through as chronic illness warriors and let other people going through the same know they’re not alone, but to also have an outlet for what I go through.
It’s true, I’ve been told that my blog and Mighty articles have helped others to realize that they may have the same physical and/or mental health conditions as me. I’ve also been told that they’ve helped other patients realize they’re not alone. As have I been told that they’ve helped those who know someone with these conditions to understand what we go through.
Just yesterday, following another unpleasant journey on public transport, I said to my fiance that we should create a pin. A functional pin that also creates awareness. And today, we did just that!
To go to my shop, click here.
Continue reading ““Not All Chronic Illnesses Are Visible” Support Pin”
Weight gain and fluctuations are a very common symptom of an underactive thyroid or hypothyroidism. However, many patients taking to dieting, i.e. cutting out calories or certain food groups in an attempt to shift pounds, are likely making their hypothyroidism worse. Continue reading “Is Dieting Making You More Hypothyroid?”