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…

An interview with Tom

Name: Tom Age: 32 Interests/hobbies: poker, live music, sport What is your disABILITY? Super Ventricular Tacchiochardia (SVT), Type 1 Diabetes Do you think having a disABILITY can be seen as a positive thing? Strangely, I have never seen myself as having a disability. I have had diabetes since I was 18 months’ old and SVT…

Managing your Mind whilst Battling your Body

In a nod to Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 I thought I would write a post on mental health. Mental and physical health are intrinsically linked. It is thought that as many as 1 in 3 people with chronic illness also have mental ill health. I wouldn’t want to do disservice to those individuals that…

The Positives of Pain

Most people will have experienced pain at some point in their life; toothache, a headache, blisters maybe? But do most people know what it is like living with pain? I can’t remember living without pain. This might sound dramatic, far fetched even but it is true and is a reality for the 1% of the…

Unconscious Bias

What is unconscious bias? Every day all of us make countless decisions without even realising we are doing it. At any given moment, we can be assaulted with 11 million pieces of information. Because our brains can only process about 40 items efficiently, we need to rely on shortcuts and past knowledge or experiences to…