15 things to do for a life less physical

It's the weekend and the sun is starting to shine. The nights are getting lighter and it's around this time I start to get that itchy Spring feeling in my bones. The one that says, come out to play! There is fun to be had! When you suffer from a chronic pain condition it can [...]

Traditional v complementary therapy for fibromyalgia

What a dreary start to 2017. It's been cold and wet, and I just want to curl up on the sofa in my Christmas trousers (that's right, I have Christmas trousers), watch films and eat everything in sight. In fact, that's exactly how I've spent most of 2017 so far and I'm starting to wonder how [...]

Fibromyalgia advice column

Long serving and loyal readers will know that once a month I write for New Life Outlook (NLO), a health website that provides advice to readers on coping with chronic pain. I've recently decided to stop writing for them because, after publishing 50 articles in the last two years, I feel like I've achieved my goal and [...]

I’ve got chronic pain and a wedding to dance at

The blog's been a little quiet lately, for which I can only apologise. A long flare-up often leads to periods of quiet because, quite frankly, who wants to write about (or read about, for that matter) pain and sadness for a solid nine weeks? Last week I decided I'd forget about the pain and write about [...]

Floating for fibromyalgia: A review of Floatworks

Have you ever floated before? I hadn't, until last weekend when I made my way to Vauxhall at the ungodly hour of 5:15am to spend an hour in a float tank, courtesy of the new Floatworks centre. For those who haven't come across floating before, it really is as simple as it sounds. You spend [...]

The 3 things to do in a flare up

Day-to-day chronic pain is hard to deal with, so it's comforting to know that a lot of sufferers spend time sharing coping strategies through wellness blogs and social media, which hopefully help to keep some of the pains at bay. But when a flare hits, everything is so different. We don't have the energy or ability to put [...]

The season of self-care for fibromyalgia

There's something so wonderful about October - and it's not just because it's my birthday. It's because it's the start of autumn; the mornings are darker, the air is cooler and I'm finally reunited with all my chunky knits. It's a love like no other. But also, it's because it's my birthday. (High five October [...]