Emotional well being, mental health & personal development

Tag: ill health

Self maintenance

Self maintenance

I am writing this blog post with teeth whitening strips on my teeth. I reckon if my inner body parts won’t play ball, I may as well make the most of the parts I can control. Psychological warfare against an ill body is incredibly important, […]

Living with chronic illness

Living with chronic illness

Living with chronic illness is a huge challenge for anyone. Not only are there physical symptoms to deal with, it is also mentally challenging to stay on top of the pressures and anxiety ill health brings. I have lived with cystic fibrosis since birth and […]

Cystic Fibrosis and hospital stays

Cystic Fibrosis and hospital stays

Every 18 months or so, I need to go into hospital for a ‘tune up’. Having Cystic Fibrosis mean that my lungs are not as resilient as the average person’s lungs and they are unable to withstand general bugs and bacteria. I have also recently […]

4 Brilliant tips for tackling any problem

4 Brilliant tips for tackling any problem

  We all have problems to deal with in life. From a broken washing machine and the bank deducting money incorrectly to arguments with a loved one, bereavement and ill health. Most problems have many similarities and there is a formula that you can use […]

Good little body

Good little body

I decided to write this post to show you a good example of reframing. The clinical term for this is “cognitive restructuring” and it involves adapting our thoughts in order to make them work for us rather than against us. We can choose what we […]

6 Remarkable Things to Know About People Living With a Chronic Illness

6 Remarkable Things to Know About People Living With a Chronic Illness

  6 Remarkable Things to Know About People Living With a Chronic Illness Life is tough for people with a chronic illness, but through the pain and the fatigue and all the other symptoms and side effects, they show an extraordinary¬†passion for life and try […]

Are you a hypochondriac?

Are you a hypochondriac?

  Are you a hypochondriac? I’ve become more of a hypochondriac in the last few years. I guess it makes sense after all the various health scares I have encountered. Despite this, I know that it is still very important for me to keep my […]

Coping with chronic illness

Coping with chronic illness

Mandy – 1997. Cape Town – South Africa   Coping with chronic illness Chronic illness has been a part of my life since I was born. At first I was unaffected by any health issues and my diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at the age […]