Twenty-nine

On the eve of my 29th birthday I find myself alone and feeling reflective.  At what age do birthdays begin to elicit such a response, I wonder?  Certainly in my early twenties getting older was merely an excuse to celebrate. Now though, at the ripe old age of not-even-thirty-yet, at 17.58 on a Wednesday evening,…… Continue reading Twenty-nine

A Farewell To Alcohol

I had been feeling good; really bloody good, by my multiple sclerosis standards.  Following targeted physiotherapy, five weeks into a six week exercise programme, and on a new 2-in-1 nerve-pain-reliever-come-serotonin-supplement (not scientifically accurate) courtesy of a consultant who knows his stuff, I was feeling sublime.  Seriously, the best I have felt for a while; even…… Continue reading A Farewell To Alcohol

The Blasé Balance

Darkness crept in from the outer corner of my eye until I couldn’t see anything but a washed-out blur of foggy haze.  I wasn’t too concerned.  I figured out a way of applying my black eyeliner, despite a lack of vision – a skill that I am still most appreciative of – and everything else…… Continue reading The Blasé Balance

Get Involved, We Need You

Who am I writing for?  While connecting with others who live with multiple sclerosis has brought me a great sense of comforting camaraderie, and I have found a “purpose” in writing relatable pieces for the chronically ill and disabled community, one of my biggest driving motivations is to reach out beyond the collective “us” and…… Continue reading Get Involved, We Need You

Twelve (Non-physical) Ideas For Mental Wellbeing

I’ve seen a lot of advice on how to look after your mental health as we continue to live through this pesky pandemic, advice that more often than not leans heavily on the benefits of physical activity, exercise, movement, and spending time outdoors.  What I have as yet failed to see acknowledged (quelle surprise) is…… Continue reading Twelve (Non-physical) Ideas For Mental Wellbeing