I can’t tell you why I’ve been feeling anxious lately, not really. I could guess a few contributing factors but I don't know why it feels so bad, or why when I’m led in bed at night things I did 15 even 20 years ago pop into my head and I can’t get them out. Or the fact that I…

That is the impression I get when scrolling through social media or driving to one of many hospital appointments and seeing our once empty beaches filled to the brim with day trippers. Parks heaving with families soaking up the sun with not a care in the world. See life for us is very different. Throughout the whole pandemic, my son…

It’s been 3 months since lockdown began and for many of us, this new way of life is taking its toll. Our usual freedoms are gone and won’t be returning for a while, leaving many people feeling a bit down and anxious. Today, I’m going to share my self-care tips to give us all a bit of a boost in…

Hydrated

As the warmer weather comes (and goes if you live in Scotland like me) it’s important to keep yourself hydrated. Not only does it have several benefits such as clearer and more nourished skin, it’s also essential for our bodies to function on a daily basis. Making sure you stay hydrated is essential for our bodies to work the way…

hydrated

Drinking water is probably one of the most underrated health hacks in the world, which is confusing because it’s one of the only health hacks that are actually free. There are hundreds of reasons why staying hydrated is a good idea from the fact that it increases your energy levels and brainpower, to the prevention of headaches or migraines, and…

Dear CF, I'm not sure if that's how I should start this letter. It's not like I'm writing to Sandra who lives in Australia (disclaimer - just a hypothetical Sandra, I don't happen to know anyone called Sandra) I'm writing to a disease, it's weird as it's not like you can write back to me. Where do I begin? You…

With Summer arriving, it's time to keep ourselves hydrated even more than we have been doing. Now I know, drinking water endlessly can be a little boring, water is tasteless and is not as good as vodka or gin. Keeping ourselves hydrated is very important for our bodies as it helps regulate our temperature, it can help you lose weight…

I have never been one for physical activity. I absolutely hated playing sports as a child - my family will happily regale you with the countless times in primary school I refused to partake in sports day, complete with stomping feet and hands on hips; this gal gets dirty and sweaty for no one! I have never excelled as being…

‘One You Couch to 5k’ is a free app from Public Health England which helps absolute beginners to start their running journey. Over the course of nine weeks, you go from running for 60 seconds and walking for 90 to being able to run 5 kilometres (or 3.1miles). When I first started running in 2014, I used the initial Couch…

The Silver Lining to Living with Epilepsy The silver lining to living with epilepsy might sound like a mystical creature, but it does exist! Finding this silver lining and getting to the point of sharing my epilepsy journey has taken a long time. Not forgetting a hell of a lot of courage. I have gone through a lot both mentally…