My top 7 tips for those newly diagnosed with arthritis

Any new diagnosis requires a period of adjustment, time to come to terms with the implications and a good support network around you – however, arthritis is particularly challenging. The chances are it’s a condition you have to manage for the rest of your life, dealing with pain along with potential mobility issues and any…

What3words – the app that could save your life after a fall

Here in the UK, the police and other emergency services have been promoting the What3words app to enable you to tell them exactly where you are in an emergency. If you haven’t heard of this app, I’m going to tell you why it could be lifesaving, especially if suffering from a chronic autoimmune condition, limited…

It’s ok to be not ok

It’s a tough time of year for a lot of people behind all the celebrations and cheer. Family and financial pressures can be at their highest point of the year and if you are struggling with low mood, depression or anxiety the thought alone of all the social commitments, gatherings, work do’s and getting the…

Everyone sleeps except me

Okay, so I don’t know if this is going to become ‘a thing’ or not but my last post where I wrote a poem (for the first time in about 20 years!) became, within 24hrs, the most popular post I’ve written in the month-old life of this blog! Considering it is still very early days…

My Top 5 personal tips to minimising Arthritis flares

Somebody recently asked me what triggers my condition and what do I do to stay fit and active. Although a lot of the paths our chronic diseases take are beyond our control, it did make me think about those little things we all do to try and avoid additional issues or spikes in symptoms. Therefore,…