The Cloud That Never Clears

Since starting this blog I’ve talked about my Rheumatoid Arthritis and living with an invisible illness. What I have talked less about is how my RA effects my eye. I thought about why that was and I think it’s because I have had eye problems for so long now, 25 years, that it has become…

You can’t have it all- I disagree.

Who says you can’t have it all? Forget the glass ceiling at work. What about the glass ceiling in life? As women we have been conditioned to believe we can’t have it all. As a women I feel like I am expected at some point in life to make a choice; a career or a…

Your Illness, Your Journey, Your Life

Being diagnosed with an illness is hard, it is the unknown. You go from being healthy to labelled overnight. Okay, so it isn’t exactly overnight. You often live with symptoms for a long time before formal diagnosis, years for some people. Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune illnesses are often misdiagnosed or dismissed in the early…

Learning acceptance through yoga

One of the hardest things I have found when it comes to living with Rheumatoid Arthritis is the disconnection between your mind and body. It has at times felt like my mind and body were pulling in different directions. Some days my mind is raring to go, ready to take on the world but my…

The Retreat Series: Day 2

So, I didn’t write a post yesterday so I am providing an update now. Thankfully the headache from day 1 subsided and I woke up feeling pretty good! I found it easier to relax during my morning yoga and felt a lot more at peace. I had a back massage, a raw food demonstration and…

The Retreat Series: Day 1

Firstly it is a good job that I announced that I would be blogging daily about this detox, if I hadn’t I wouldn’t be blogging today. The headache is sooooo bad! Having done a shorter more gentle detox last year I knew about the headaches and possible side effects to detoxing but I had ‘conveniently’…

The Retreat Series: Arrival Day

You may already know from reading my post Food and flares that since my RA diagnosis I have taken more of an interest in nutrition and how foods can help or hinder us. This year I have taken the decision to go on a week long retreat to improve my understanding of nutrition and to…

Finding my (running) feet with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Life starts at the end of your comfort zone Running is so far past the end of my comfort zone, it isn’t even in the same county! I have, for reasons unbeknown to me, signed up to complete the Birmingham Half Marathon. Having never been a runner, not even before my diagnosis of RA, I…

Smoke and Mirrors

Social media is a fantastic way of reaching millions of people, a way of providing a community and a platform for sharing ideas and experiences. However, we have to take caution when considering our life in comparison to what we see via these platforms. We should view what we see on social media as the…

Ability within DisABILITY Mingle

This event is an informal networking event for those living with autoimmune illness in the West Midlands. I am starting a network for those living with autoimmune illness in the West Midlands. The network is aimed at those of working age living everyday life with autoimmune illness, from Rheumatoid Arthritis to Diabetes and everything in…