With gratitude, comes happiness

I was speaking to a friend the other day about gratitude. I was having a moment when I was appreciating how amazing it is to be able to see. I have many moments like this. My friend turned to me … Continue reading

A very exciting announcement…

I am so excited to finally be able to share this with you…it’s been something that I’ve had to keep secret for a little while now and it’s honestly something that I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time… … Continue reading

Reaching Body Acceptance

Before becoming poorly, I was very athletically fit, slim and toned. I absolutely LOVED exercise; boxing, synchronised swimming, athletics, hockey, running, you name it, I’ve done it! Even at uni when my chronic pain started, I was still managing to … Continue reading

Persimmon & Orange Green Smoothie

After a couple of weeks in cornwall, I am ready to detox my body and eat super healthily this week. Although I did eat healthily when I was down there, I was indulging a lot more than I normally would and … Continue reading

Beach Therapy

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau.

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I’m back in Cornwall, woohoo! Only for two weeks but it’s so nice to be home! For those of you who don’t know, I live in Cornwall with my boyfriend but I had to move back in with my family in Gloucestershire earlier this year temporarily as all of my medical care is there. On Friday we made it to the beach which was my aim for the trip down here. It was a little tricky as you can’t push a wheelchair across the sand, so I had to get out and walk (slowly hobble) to the waters edge. I only lasted a few minutes stood right by the sea but those moments were so lovely. We then had a lovely lunch at the beach cafe which overlooks the ocean. The beach is one of the things I miss the most about Cornwall. I love the smell of the salty water, the wind on my face, the gentle roar of the waves – they make me feel so calm and peaceful. Going to the beach is a kind of therapy for me, a chance to stop for a moment and appreciate what I have, to forget my worries and anxieties and be in the present moment.

“The cure for anything is salt water, sweat, tears, or the sea.” Karen von Blixen-Finecke.  

Gluten & Dairy Free Sweetcorn & Chilli Muffins

  Since cutting out gluten at the beginning of the year, I’ve tried countless shop-bought gluten free breads/wraps/rolls etc. Some are better than others but gluten free bread tends to be dry and tasteless so Ive tended to avoid it … Continue reading

Dysautonomia Awareness Month: A Guest Post From Natasha Lipman

I know Dysautonomia Awareness Month has drawn to a close but I have one more post for you in my series of posts to raise awareness (see my previous posts: Dysautonomia Awareness Month 2014 and Dysautonomia Awareness Month: a more detailed … Continue reading