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!
My recent trip to Barcelona was my first holiday since I started using walking aids every day. In the run up to it I was equal parts thrilled (I’d been wanting to go to Barcelona for ten years!) and terrified. Would I manage to actually do any of the stuff I had been dreaming of? Would I be stuck in a hotel all day? Or would it, somehow, be the holiday of my dreams? … More Spoonie Travels: Barcelona on Crutches (1)
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
Travelling is stressful at the best of times. But it doesn’t have to be – here are my top tips to help your holiday start and end with ease. … More Spoonie On The Move
Jeremy Hunt has imposed a new contract on junior doctors that will destroy morale, drive away doctors, disenchant those who stay and risk patient safety. What can we do about it? … More Giving Em What They’re Worth: Why The New Junior Doctors Contracts Suck Balls
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
Are there any things you do that seem perfectly normal to you but non-spoonies may not understand? … More Strange Spoonie Strategies