I recently took up pilates. Not by a DVD or by going down to my local gym for a class. Those aren’t really options when you have mobility problems. No, my mum told me about a woman locally who does what she bills as ‘clinical pilates’ on a one to one basis and despite the … More Pilates and the Art of Slowing Down
A friend very nicely linked me to this hilarious article that pretty much nails how I feel about many areas of how disability is presented. Prepare to laugh and to be shocked!
How can you beat support your loved ones with mental illnesses? … More World Mental Health Day: Allies
All too often as Spoonies we are asked the dreaded question: ‘How much does it hurt on a scale of 1 – 10?’. Pain diaries are a great tool to show medical professionals not only how we feel but that we are actively managing our conditions. … More Pain Rating Effectively
One thing that all spoonies will hear at some point in their journey is the instruction ‘think positive’. There are very mixed feelings about this: some spoonies write whole blogs about how positive thinking makes their lives bearable while others write about how much they hate hearing it. Why is it so controversial? … More Positive Thinking: Powerful or Problematic?
One in three people who experience or witness a traumatic event will develop PTSD at some point afterwards, whether its immediately or years down the line. … More Me, Thee and PTSD