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Staying Active With A Chronic Illness [VLOG]

Growing up, I was on every single sports team my school had. I was also a competitive swimmer and loved being active and outdoors. When I got ill, it was really tough for me not being able to do the activities that I loved. It wasn't until I found yoga that I was really able…
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Chronic Illness and Sleep: Everything You Need To Know [VLOG]

This week, I return to my bright pink clown room to discuss chronic illness and sleep from my favourite place – bed. If you've been reading this blog, you know that sleep is an important topic for me. It's something that I still struggle with, but my sleep has improved dramatically since I've started implementing the…
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Working from home with chronic fatigue syndrome

How can I work when I can barely get out of bed? This was a question I asked myself many times when I was ill with chronic fatigue syndrome. I was struggling to make it through my first year of university, and for the first time, realizing my illness wasn't going away anytime soon, I…
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How Having a Chronic Illness can Affect Your Mental Health

Having a chronic illness isn’t easy. You will have good days and bad ones. There will be days when you might be managing severe pain levels. There will be days where it might be difficult to even get out of bed. While we can't control the symptoms of our chronic illnesses, we can learn to…
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12 Tips to Improve Sleep Quality

Let’s face it: We all have good days and bad days with our health. Sometimes you just have one of those days where you can't shake your symptoms. Sometimes we do nothing but rest and still feel tired the next day. Sometimes computers break, or there's an emergency at school and when you crawl into…
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Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Illness and Mental Health

Chronic illness takes a toll on your mind and body. Your disease is in your physical body, but it still affects your emotional life. When you're diagnosed with a chronic illness, you are often aware of the symptoms brought on by the condition. That's why you sought out a diagnosis in the first place, right?…
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The Power of Mediation For Anxiety and Depression

In high school, I got into mindfulness meditation. My mom, who was an avid meditator, introduced me to a guided mindfulness meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kabat-Zinn is one of the founders of the mindfulness meditation movement. He runs the stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Listening to the guided mindfulness meditation helped me…
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What is Yoga Nidra?

This article was originally posted on relaxlikeaboss.com Yoga nidra is a deep yoga relaxation technique for sleep. It progressively moves the mind through deeper levels of sleep, so that as you drift off into a slumber, your mind becomes less and less preoccupied by worrying thoughts. This quietens the mind’s brain waves. It’s kind of…
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Yoga and Bedtime Routines: A Recipe for Healthy Sleep

As the evening winds down, are you ready for bed? For many people, going to bed can be a frustrating experience. Physical discomfort and mental stress can make sleep difficult. Those that fall easily to sleep may struggle to wake in the morning. However, getting more than seven hours of sleep per night is central…
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Yoga According to Albus Dumbledore and More

If you want to become a heroine like the characters in your favourite stories without jeopardising your health, join us for a day of yoga, tea, and self-development at the Rebel Heroine retreat on August 4, 2018.  I always loved reading as a child. I think I spent more time reading books than talking to people -…
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