We've all experienced one thing in our lives that brings everything to a halt. Things that shake you so vehemently that you can't remember how things were ever so 'normal.' This world is brutal, there's so much that can harm us.
Give yourself permission to eat this Christmas, and always. Eat foods that make you happy, make you feel good, and satisfy you. Don't apologise or justify your food choices to anyone. Only you know how hungry you are. Only you know what and how much you should eat.
In this sense, blogging can be purposeful by helping to raise people's awareness of the psychological, emotional and physical effects of cancer. Bloggers can lay out their thoughts and feelings honestly and sincerely.
Worryingly, the report found that more than half of employees admit feeling unable to approach their employer about a stress-related issue; therefore the cycle continues unbroken, and if left un-addressed can lead to significant mental health problems.
If you're looking for a toasty, non-alcoholic, low sugar alternative to enjoy at Christmas, this mulled spice syrup really opens up the options! It can be added to any drinks; to create mulled spirits, festive detox drinks or a warm spiced green tea.
I had an ultrasound, biopsy and mammogram and went back into the waiting room for a while. Then I was called back into see the consultant and this time there was a lady sitting at the back of the room with a concerned look on her face.
These are just some of the many examples of national and local government, charities and people living with HIV working together to tackle stigma. But the evidence shows that we must all do more to make testing more acceptable and accessible, get more people treated early and protect others from acquiring HIV.
For the lucky, access to healthcare is a given. It is there when we need it, just as any basic human requirement should be. The provision of healthcar...
Make it your New Year's Resolution to take a little time each visit to notice the early, subtle signs that your elderly relative may be becoming more frail or ill and act on these quickly to prevent them losing their independence.
One of our main worries was how Sam would cope with hair loss but he proved to be a lot braver than we imagined and would give us handfuls of hair and say that he always wondered what it would be like to have no hair.
Being able to take charge of your life is essential when maintaining your well-being. Tackling the cause of your relapse or down days can be difficult but will aid your Mental Health greatly - remember there is nothing wrong with relapsing or having a few down days, just don't pack your bags and live there, pick yourself up and remember to put yourself first, always. No one knows your Mental Health better than you so learn how to support yourself is key to living a healthier and happier life.
So the madness of Christmas is nearly upon us, and it's hard to believe just how much has happened since this time last year! While everybody else was running around in the usual Christmas mayhem, I was sitting in a hospital gown, having blood tests, x-rays, scans and then a biopsy to find out if the lumps in my neck were in fact Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Tucking into the vast choice of left-overs in the fridge is almost as much part of our Christmas indulgence as the main Christmas Day lunch. The great...
St John Ambulance is committed to keeping people safe at events and teaching the public life saving skills. First aid is such a simple skill, but it has an incredible impact. We want everyone to learn these life saving skills as they can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.
Yes, I just used those two words in the same sentence! I know... I'm as surprised as the next person! In fact, I am the last person I ever would have thought would be asked to write a blog about veganism and Christmas; A year ago, neither of these things were important in my life.
I know that you're worried that this could be your last Christmas on this earth, but you thought that last year, and the year before. Life is a bitter-sweet gift - as Emily Dickinson said, "That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet" - and knowing this brings both sadness and joy.