Reblog – Choosing to Prioritize Life

This is such beautiful and honest post on just how important it is to not only manage your illness but your life as well. I can certainly relate to much of what Julie shares, and I can learn from it as well. Lydia! For a long time, I’ve seen it as necessary to prioritize my …

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Reblog – It’s Time to Talk Mental Health

A great follow-up to Bell Let’s Talk day! The UK had “It’s Time To Talk” day as well. There are some great resources here as well.

Lydia!

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A Chronic Spoonful

This week in Canada was #BellLetsTalk day, and Time to Talk day in the UK. Both days are focused on mental health awareness, and encouraging people to openly talk about mental health.

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Being transparent and discussing mental health experiences and issues is extremely important. It does a number of things:

  •  It can be empowering to share your story.
  • Hearing about others’ stories can let you know that you aren’t alone.
  • Sharing information and talking about mental health normalises it. It helps erase the stigma.
  • Sharing stories and information helps raise awareness and understanding.
  • It’s good to encourage people to talk about their mental health. Bottling things up is no good and can make us feel worse in the long run.

I became interested in Psychology and mental health when I did my BEd (teaching degree). As part of our degree, we had to take a course in Educational Psychology. I…

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The Season of Advent – Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

Sam gives us a wonderful reminder of advent and what Christmas is really about, whether you have a chronic illness or not!

Lydia!

My Medical Musings

In the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas I love the Advent season. This is the season the Christian church celebrate in the lead up to Christmas. It’s the start of the Church year and Advent Sunday marks the four Sunday’s before Christmas Day.

It’s a season of reflection and expectation. Advent is latin for Coming. Christmas celebrates the coming of Jesus as a new born baby in the most miraculous circumstances. A baby was to be born who was the Son of God and who brought the hope of salvation and everlasting life to a dark and cruel world.

On each of the four Sundays of Advent a candle on the advent wreath is lit. The first candle symbolises Hope. 💗

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On the second Sunday of Advent Christians around the world continue to prepare for the joy ahead of celebrating the birth of Jesus on Christmas Day. On…

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