• Don’t you believe in ME?

    Photos taken in August 2020 by Floirin Chapling Dear Doctor, It’s been three years since you diagnosed me and three years since I had to re-seek medical attention. Three years of managing my lifestyle, adapting my lifestyle and making significant changes to my lifestyle. Changes such as; altering my work location, ensuring work places were

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  • Raising Awareness: In the Press

    Images taken in August 2020 With my current circumstances finding the positives is difficult. With the current lockdown upon us, clocks going back and my on-going relapse it’s difficult; perhaps it’s about finding the positives in small things such as saving money as a result of being unable to drive or leave my house. Or,

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  • GET Out

      Photography: August 2019 + taken by Floirin Chapling.  Three years have now passed since my neurologist diagnosed me with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Three years have passed since I took not being tired for granted and three years since I only got pins and needles when positioned uncomfortably. In those three years, I have flared,

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  • Dear Long Covid

    Since COVID19 caused havoc on our professional, personal and social lives it has affected on average 446,000+ people with the loss of taste/smell, temperature and dry coughs. Yet, what is coming clear now, is that 66,000 of those are being left with what’s being described as ‘long covid’. Those with long covid are suffering with;

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  • Rejecting Diet Culture

    Adele, Jonah Hill & Rebel Wilson; what do the three have in common? The three of them are all talented in music or comedy yet we are still in 2020 defining them by their weight loss. I’ve got on my high horse, higher than 5ft because I feel that we’ve become a society and culture

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  • Exercise doesn’t fix everything

        Last week whilst doing my daily social media scroll, I saw a post written by fitness guru and gorgeous creature Joe Wicks which was then emphasised by every single fitness freak on my personal/blog Instagram. This was a post that read – Exercise gives you energy. It will lift your mood and mental

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  • The New Normal

    DISCLAIMER: Photos were shot 07/03/2020 + Photography: Floirin Chapling You and I are currently living in what seems like one of those series that Netflix produce and we all get hooked on. Shit, has hit and now in 2020 the plot of the series has become reality. I’ve always found that writing about how I

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  • Re-Defining Self Care

    Last year, I wrote a post entitled ‘Self Care Saturdays’ which for the dedicated readers amongst us can read here.   It was a post inspired by the week’ therapy session to have a 1-1 day where i would do things which I enjoyed including; massage, manicures and a wardrobe de-clutter. All of which are normal

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  • Stop New Year, New Me. (On a Step)

    Did you set New Years resolutions? Have you decided to cut the toxic people out of your life? Are you going to eat less and exercise more? Or are you going to spend less money? If you are, groundbreaking. Go you! Why don’t you cut out less meat and you’ll be ticking all the cliche

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