Category Archives: Healing

Lessons from 2018

Happy new year! I started 2019 with a trip to the Galapagos Islands that I’ve been dreaming about for over 10 years. While swimming with sea turtles and lazing on the beach with water iguanas, I took some time to reflect on what went well, and what went not so well, over the last year.…
Read more

Last-minute Chronic Illness Holiday Gift Guide

I know that some people throw up their Christmas lights and start listening to holiday playlists as soon as Halloween is over. Others…barely remember the holidays are coming just a week before. When you only have a few days left and still haven’t found the perfect gift for your loved one with a chronic illness,…
Read more

What I wish I had known about having a chronic illness [VLOG]

Getting diagnosed with a chronic illness is a life-changing event. There was getting my diagnosis. A diagnosis I have never heard of before. There was the realization that my doctor couldn't really do anything to help me. There was years of trying to manage my illness on my own without having access to the resources…
Read more

Wellness Bundle Giveaway!

Are you ready to spring clean your healthy habits in 2018?  I’ve teamed up with five other chronic illness writers to giveaway away some post-holiday goodies! All the authors are passionate about helping you live your best life with a chronic illness. Since we know having a chronic illness can often impact your ability to…
Read more

Surviving the holiday’s with a Chronic Illness

The holidays are meant to be a time filled with joy, love, family, and friends. But in reality, the holidays can be a stressful time for those living with a chronic illness. If you have a chronic illness, the holidays might be a time where you feel pressure to perform, to cook or host meals,…
Read more

The Gupta Programme: A Review

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.  I heard about the Gupta program a few years ago. I was intrigued by…
Read more

Gentle Strength Training Exercises

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post on how I built strength when living with a chronic illness. I talked about building both physical strength and emotional strength, or resilience. I think both were very important in my recovery, and I truly believe that yoga can help build both kinds of strength. In…
Read more

How to stay motivated when you’re not seeing any results

“The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter.” ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die Getting healthy is not a linear path. With a chronic illness, there are good days and bad days. Recovery happens when…
Read more

Yoga for Endometriosis: How to Reduce Pain & Balance Hormones

Endometriosis, and other disorders like it, are becoming increasingly common. With up to 10 percent of women worldwide now thought to be suffering and very little in terms of successful treatment available, it's easy for those with the condition to feel backed into a corner. However, like other chronic illness sufferers, many have found significant…
Read more

How I built strength with a chronic illness

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou When most people think of being strong and fit, they see marathon runners, hikers, and pro athletes. When I was ill and thought about being strong and fit, I dreamed of being able to walk to the shop without feeling like I was…
Read more