Category Archives: Wellbeing

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,…
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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…
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3 Reasons to Practice Yoga Outside

Today is the first day of summer! And with that comes getting to spend more time outdoors in the sun. I love to practice yoga outside during the summer months. I remember being a kid in school, and whenever spring rolled around and we had a sunny day, we would beg our teachers to let…
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How To Set Goals When Living With A Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness is unpredictable. Some days, you feel well enough to socialize with friends and go to the shop. The next day you can't get out of bed. These ups and downs are all part of the journey to getting well. This is especially challenging if you are trying to increase your…
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Should You Always Feel ‘Good’ After Doing Yoga?

As humans, we like to seek pleasure and avoid pain. So we should want to do things that make us feel good, right?  Most people start practicing yoga because they hear that yoga can make you feel relaxed, happy, blissed out, healthier, and less stressed. All those things are possible to feel after a yoga class.…
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5 Reasons Why I do Yoga When I’m Well

A few weeks ago I wrote an article on the Pillow Fort blog about Why I Do Yoga For Chronic Illness. If you've read any of my other blog posts, you know that I think yoga for chronic illness is a pretty awesome idea for unlocking your potential and living better with illness. But what about…
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Improve Your Health With Green Spaces

What could make you happier than winning £500,000 in the lottery? Living near a park, it turns out. Spring is here and for those of us without pollen allergies the air is filled with fresh smells and our eyes are enchanted by the beautiful flowers and plants growing all around us. Living in London, a…
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Does Location Affect Your Health

Does where you live affect your chances at living a long and healthy life? Scientists are beginning to see evidence that yes, it does. There is an island in Greece where inhabitants are known to live well into their 90's, and Eric Weiner's Geography of Bliss explores the subject in an entertaining travel memoir. What…
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The Elements of Wellbeing

“[There are five] universal elements of wellbeing that differentiate a thriving life from one spent suffering” -Rath and Harter, Well Being: The Five Essential Elements. spending 6 hours a day socializing increases your health and wellbeing. Photo Credit: Photosightfaces via Compfight cc   In preparation for my Yoga Teacher Training (YTT) I have been doing…
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