Playing the Waiting Game

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As someone who has never “officially” worked before in their life, getting monetary help from the government proves to be very difficult. I fell ill when I had recently turned 14 in 2011. This illness proved to be chronic and condition after condition piled onto my diagnoses chart. I am housebound and have continued to have gotten worse since the day I began to acquire those illnesses. In the government’s eyes, a person who has never worked, did not go to college, and who is not actively trying to get a job is trying to cheat the system. Continue reading

Panicking, but Where’s the Disco?

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Panic attacks, you either love them or hate them. Who am I kidding, we all dislike panic attacks. The sudden intensity and feeling of your heart racing. You feel like you have been stuck in an epic Marvel fight scene, without the ability to move, breathe, or fight back. Am I having a heart attack, because surely I am dying!? Continue reading

The Link Between Lucid Dreaming and Chronic Illness

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Are you aware of the concept of lucid dreaming? Maybe you’ve heard about the nightmarish fugue states where people are unable to move as a ghostly/demon being looks at them. That’s lucid dreaming in a nutshell, but it goes so much deeper than that. Continue reading

The Chronically Care Project

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I am very excited to be able to do a feature on of my best friends today. Her name is Claire and she created the Chronically Care Project. This is the next company that is going on my ‘Top Related Causes Page’. This project is hosted by the Chronically Beautiful, Claire’s blog. She handmakes fleece blankets and gives them away every other week in a giveaway hosted on her Instagram and Facebook pages. Continue reading

Is Disability A Bad Word?

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In mid April of this year, Clover Moore, the Sydney Lord Mayor, is considering making the word disabled a bad thing. She is being advised by the City Council who is currently trying to modernize their disability policies. The Council advises that the word disability will soon become as bad as the ‘n’ word today. This is offensive to many groups of people and honestly doesn’t relate to the topic. Continue reading

Anxiety and It’s Effects During Pregnancy

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It is widely known that mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression have a genetic base. After writing my article “The Missing Link?”, I began to wonder if anxiety itself has more of a complicated starting, specifically during pregnancy. The goal in doing this research was also founded by the fact that my brother and I were born by an extremely anxious mother. Continue reading

AWARE Necklaces

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I wanted to introduce everyone to the newest company that is going up on ‘My Top Related Causes‘ page. The opportunity was presented to me to work with AWARE causes recently. Pierson Williams, the founder of the company, came up with the idea of creating a necklace to raise awareness for mental health. This was because of the way he was exposed to the topic as a child. His mom battles with depression and as a kid, mental health was something normal to talk about and deal with. However, when he grew up, Pierson was astounded to find out that not many people knew of or talked openly about mental health. Continue reading

Sensory Overload: Is it Chronic Illness?

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Sensory overload. For many people, if asked, they would associate the phrase sensory overload with autism. The condition is much less associated from being chronically ill, specifically by having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. Today, I am going to talk about sensory overload from the viewpoint of chronic illness, since that is why I have it. So, what even is sensory overload? Continue reading

April’s Chronic Illness Linkup

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I found a cool gathering or linkup that happens every month on Twitter for Chronic Illness. It is hosted by ‘A Chronic Voice’ as far as I can tell, and connects chronic illness bloggers to have them write on five different topics for that month. You write about the different topics on your blog and then link the post to the running list. This could also be a great way for you all to get to know more about me. The linkup starts at the beginning of each month and ends at midnight Sidney time on the last day of the month. I thought it would be an interesting thing to try out! So here is April’s Linkup. Continue reading

BearHugs Hug-in-a-Box Gifts

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I wanted to introduce you all to a new company that will be going on the “My Top Related Causes” page. BearHugs is a company that sends out gift boxes for a wide variety of purposes such as movie night, a new baby, pamper yourself, and more. Some common items that you can find in a BearHugs box is fuzzy socks, mugs, tea, and journals. Bearhugs boxes are even personalizable and come in three different sizes. If you choose this option, you will be able to choose what items go in the box as well. Continue reading