Effects of social isolation

The fact is, before we began to experience a global COVID19 pandemic, there was an existing epidemic of loneliness. In that post, I mention social media as a form of connection in the replacement of social connection in the world Individuals who are lacking connection in their lives may turn to the digital realm to … Continue reading Effects of social isolation

Chronic illness: Everything is not awesome

Hey, how's it going? It's all good. No, no it isn't all good, man. Not at all. Everything is Not Awesome We deal with a bit of a suckfest healthwise. Add the stresses of everyday life in there and, well, wee bit sucky. Right now I think most people would agree everything is Not awesome. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Everything is not awesome

Coronavirus: Tips on being stuck at home

Hey, people who are self-isolated, stuck at home, and don't know how long it will be for. I've been there for 3 years. I've been social distancing for far longer than that... I call it 'pacing' to conserve energy that I really do not have because I have had chronic pain for over two decades. … Continue reading Coronavirus: Tips on being stuck at home

The cult of positivity

There is nothing wrong with being positive or working of thinking positive. Take a look at Let's look at 'thinking positive' which essentially is this Cognitive Behavioural therapy for mental illness and chronic pain is a good thing. We can be caught in a net of negative thinking and need to adjust ourselves to more … Continue reading The cult of positivity

Chronic stress and the body

Chronic negative stress does not do a body good. We all know this. Because we have pain and illness and so stress from That plus the life consequences of That causes a boatload of negative stress. We all know our mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical wellbeing, but I don't know … Continue reading Chronic stress and the body