Tips for the Lowest of Lows When Depressed.

“Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”- Albus Dumbledore of Harry Potter. If you battle depression, you understand how even the smallest tasks become arduous challenges. These tips are for when you hit that particular low where it seems there’s no light at the endContinue reading “Tips for the Lowest of Lows When Depressed.”

What to do if Your Life Sucks.

Be honest, how happy are you in life right now? Do you often feel cheated by life? Or like it’s completely unfair? Are you stuck? Does life straight up suck? If you feel this way, here’s some things to do. 1. Be accountable. Your life is YOURS. No one else’s; yours. It is your soleContinue reading “What to do if Your Life Sucks.”

Types of People to Weed Out of Your Life.

There’s no denying some weeds that grow in our gardens are pretty; some even serve a purpose beyond aesthetics. Dandelions for example are beneficial to bees. However, this doesn’t grant them all access to our garden. We need to tend to ourself first to ensure we can grow and flourish. Life is far too shortContinue reading “Types of People to Weed Out of Your Life.”

My Favorite Self Care Tips!

As a chronically ill person, self care is vital for me to retain my sense of self. Everyone benefits from self care however and I’d like to share my favorite tips. 1. Write about it. Journal your feelings. I find that this is low impact when my health acts up and often offers me anContinue reading “My Favorite Self Care Tips!”

Being a Friend When You’re Chronically Ill.

As chronically sick people, we often hear about how people should be friends to us or how we have lost friends due to illness. While this is important, I think it’s important to acknowledge the other side of the coin; what is it like to befriend someone who is nearly always sick? I know forContinue reading “Being a Friend When You’re Chronically Ill.”

Confusing Parts of Being Chronically Sick.

Navigating the world when you’re chronically ill is an incomprehensible challenge until you’re met with it personally. I’ve been sick for four and a half years and still struggle with aspects of my illnesses. For some background, I am diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome,) fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, reflux disease with barretts esophagus, hypersomnia,Continue reading “Confusing Parts of Being Chronically Sick.”

How I Cope With Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

A few ways I cope with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

How I Find Myself Amidst a Flare.

When facing chronic illness, there are often periods of times where symptoms are exacerbated. This is referred to as a “flare.” Flares can be brought on by things like stress, weather shifts, new medications, medical procedures, overexertion, and well, sometimes they just happen. As you can see, or may know firsthand, flares are not alwaysContinue reading “How I Find Myself Amidst a Flare.”