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Desperation, “Miracle Cures” & Hope in Chronic Illness

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I have been reading an increasing number of articles recently about the role of alternative medicine in the treatment of cancer. The conversation seems to have exploded in the wake of the tragic death of “Wellness Warrior” Jess Ainscough and the outing of supposed cancer survivor Belle Gibson. On both sides, the arguments are passionate: […]

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The Balance Conundrum

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I’ve been increasingly delighted to see more and more bloggers and Instagrammers that I admire moving away from obsessive and faddy ways of talking about diet and lifestyle and towards a more balanced approach. It’s so important that those of us who do choose to share online do so honestly. And while (understandably and for […]

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How Being Honest Changed Everything

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I spent my entire life hiding the fact that I was ill. I probably didn’t do it all that well. But I tried. So so hard. I’m not sure if part of the reason was that I didn’t get diagnosed with EDS until I was 21 and so I never had a name to put […]

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On Body Image & Chronic illness

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I think the only time I ever looked in the mirror and was happy with what I saw was after my body stopped digesting and tolerating food for several months. That probably says more about my own self-image and societally impacted opinion of “how a woman should look”, but bear with me. I’ve been putting […]

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Why I Set Myself Weekly Challenges

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Being ill is hard. Like, really hard. I don’t mean to harp on about it and I don’t want people to feel sorry for me, but that’s just a fact. Just existing can be a struggle, especially when you’ve got symptoms that give you the body of an eighty year old with congestive heart failure […]

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