Reclaim your relationships after illness or injury –  Blog archive

Learn how to renew your relationships after a challenging health issue has entered your or a loved one’s life

Your relationships are important. When you have a supportive network in place, those people can help you get through the difficult moments with more ease. Read on to learn how to manage the impact of your own or a loved one’s health issue on your relationships and create a helpful support network.

The 10 lessons I learned about being a carer

The 10 lessons I learned about being a carer

There was so much I wish I knew about being a carer before I became one. It might have taken the edge off the anxiety I was feeling about my other half’s medical conditions, his recovery, how much ongoing hands on support he would need, what changes it might mean for...

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Managing expectations at work after illness or injury

Managing expectations at work after illness or injury

Managing expectations at work after illness or injury is so important in ensuring your return to work is a good enough transition. And linked to this is what you tell people. You may be wondering what to say to people, if anything, about what happened to you. You may...

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Dear Mum, I may never recover from this illness

Dear Mum, I may never recover from this illness

Dear mum, I may never recover from this illness. It's been a year now since I suddenly got ill. So much has changed. Some days when the fatigue and pain gets too much and I can't do anything else, I feel like my body is broken. Other days, I feel I have come so far in...

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When asking for help doesn’t work – Moving beyond no

When asking for help doesn’t work – Moving beyond no

It can be hard when asking for help doesn't work. It's hard enough to ask for help. So it can feel doubly hard when people refuse to help. You then you ask yourself, 'Now what?' Sometimes the people we expect or hope to readily help us - parents, partners, children,...

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Why asking for help is so hard – The role self-worth plays

Why asking for help is so hard – The role self-worth plays

This month's blog theme is about why asking for help is so hard - the difficulties we experience when asking for help, why that is and what we can do about it. This post is part 2 and focuses on the role self-worth plays when we don't ask for help. Part 1 focused on...

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Why asking for help is so hard – The role guilt plays

Why asking for help is so hard – The role guilt plays

This month's blog theme is about the difficulties we experience when asking for help, why that is and what we can do about it. This post is part 1 and focuses on how guilt can get in the way of us asking for help. Living with health issues can mean that things take...

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How not to sacrifice your health and fun this holiday season

How not to sacrifice your health and fun this holiday season

When living with a chronic illness, the last thing you want to do is sacrifice your health AND fun during the holiday season. It can feel like you have to curb on the fun in order to preserve your health. You may have to watch how much you do to manage fatigue. Or you...

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How not to sacrifice your health and fun at the holiday altar

How not to sacrifice your health and fun at the holiday altar

The question of how not to sacrifice your health and fun at the holiday altar may be one you are debating in your head when the holiday season is in full swing. Decorations, celebrations, late nights, all those mince pies, divine meals, lashings of your favourite wine...

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“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
by Martin Luther King, Jr.

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You need to take the first step in faith to enable good things to happen

The when you take the first step in faith quote is really resonating for me right now. "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." by Martin Luther King, Jr. You know how you really want something to be...

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