MigraineJun 19, 2020
One of the most vital ways to practice self care is setting boundaries. For me this is also extremely difficult. I am fantastic at encouraging others and supporting them in standing up for themselves… but when it comes time for me to show up for myself in the same way, I feel like I am free falling, and I am terrified of heights.
Mental HealthJun 17, 2020
Orexo and Lyfebulb Announce Call for Digital Solutions to Treat Substance Use Disorder
Winning Entry to Receive $25,000 Grant UPPSALA, SWEDEN, AND NEW YORK, NY, USA, June 17th, 2020: Orexo, …
IBDJun 12, 2020
It’s 2:47 am when I first wake up to rush to the bathroom. As I look in the mirror, under the buzzing glow of the overhead fluorescent lights, I can’t help but feel trapped within my own body. All at once, I feel so confined to my internal reality, yet deep down, I am desperately scratching at the boundaries of my own body.
TransplantationMay 27, 2020
On Wednesday 20th May 2020 the law around organ donation is changing to an opt out system in England. This basically means that all adults will now automatically be put on the list to be an organ donor.
DiabetesMay 22, 2020
I am so sensitive.
The word Diabetic is used to describe a person that has diabetes. It’s used in print all over the place and said by lots of people but I think it’s a label that puts the disease before the person.
Mental HealthMay 19, 2020
Orexo and Lyfebulb Partner During Unprecedented Times to Help Those Struggling with Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders
The first initiative includes in-depth patient research to better understand current patient issues and areas of unmet needs primed for innovation.
IBDMay 17, 2020
7 Things You Shouldn’t Say to Someone with IBD
IBD is a pretty hard thing to deal with. As an invisible illness, people can’t see everything going on inside my body. My body is waging a war against itself and no one can see it when they first look at me. I’ve gotten quite a few reactions when I tell someone about my ulcerative colitis.
TransplantationMay 15, 2020
Hannah’s Story: Heart Failure and Sepsis at Age 28, ‘It’s HER heart that keeps me alive’
I was completely healthy and unaware of what it was like to live with any sort of illness. I was the annoying person who had never been prescribed antibiotics, never went to to the doctor, and never needed any days off from work. I wasn’t sick. Ever.
Chronic IllnessMay 14, 2020
Thoughts on Wine Consumption During Social Isolation with a Chronic Disease
I woke up this morning, eager to read the Wednesday NY times, since it includes the Food section, which I enjoy for its reviews of restaurants, recipes and great interviews. Naturally, this week, restaurants were not the focus, but instead, recipes were as well as what you can do while at home. I was surprised to see the article about drinking wine at home, in isolation.
Mental HealthMay 13, 2020
How to Stay Emotionally Connected During Social Isolation
In just a matter of days the world turned topsy-turvy. Last week I was in the Rhône Valley visiting vineyards for a work assignment with little access to world news.
Chronic IllnessMay 12, 2020
5 Natural Ways to Help Deal with Your Chronic Pain
When you’re suffering from chronic pain, chances are you’ll go to great lengths to relieve the pain. However, there are lots of small, natural steps you can take that can help you manage your pain.
TransplantationMar 13, 2020
Adjusting to Loneliness During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This morning, as I woke up to a grey sky with rain hanging in the air, just waiting to fall, I felt down. I am often affected by weather, the long winters in Sweden were definitely not good for me, darkness scares me and makes me feel cold and vulnerable.