Ten tips to help students with chronic illness survive university

No one can deny the fact that university is a whole new adventure. It is like the stage between your teenage self and becoming an adult. You have a glimpse of what it is like to be free, to have that freedom you have always craved since secondary school. The freedom might feel like something …

Having a productive day with chronic illness

Seven ways to have a productive day with chronic illness

What does a productive day look like? Someone might say sleeping throughout the day or another says being able to complete that university assignment. You must have started to see where I’m moving towards but if you haven’t it is fine. What I am trying to say is that saying a day is productive is …

Fictional books that teach about sickle cell

Five fictional books that will teach you about chronic illness

This post contains affiliate links. That means when you click and purchase a product I get paid a commission at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products that I have used and served me well. Remember the last time you told someone that you have a chronic illness? Did you tell them about …

Five 2019 movies that made my year (Number 1 is a must watch for everyone)

Movies are a way for me to escape into another world and experience reality in another perspective. Watching movies does not only help you get out of boredom. A good movie will make you feel not alone. Read 15 other things you can do when bored here. I can’t get over my love for watching …

How to set goals for 2020

Do you have goals for the year 2020? These tips will help you set goals towards a wonderful year.

Set goals, plan ahead. In the words of Sir Winston Churchill “He who fails to plan is planning to fail” Let me remind you that the year 2020 is in less than 30 days. If you don’t have you goals yet, now is the time to sit, plan and set goals for the new year. …

Getting bored at home? Here are 15 fun things to do at home to stay sane

Have you wondered how to kill boredom? or ever ran out of things to do at home when you are alone? Living with an unpredictable illness like sickle cell can be so frustrating. This minute you are doing well, the next you find yourself so weak that you can’t get out of bed or in …

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Living with chronic illness – How to improve your health

How do you improve your health despite living with chronic illness? Usually chronic illnesses lasts a very long time, some for a lifetime and are mostly not curable. When you know you have to live the rest of your life with an illness that causes pain and other worrisome complications, then you are left with …

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Can’t fall asleep? Here are simple ways to find sleep in less than 30 minutes

Sleep can be a great source of escape from the loneliness of our world and also from the pain and struggles of chronic illness. For some, getting just an hour of sleep is so challenging. Although I can’t relate to daily sleepless night some complain but I do have my own days where sleep hides …

Chronically ill

10 things to never say to a chronically ill

Chronic illness, to begin with is so misunderstood in the society. Many do not understand what it takes to be chronically ill. And the level of ignorance even becomes worrisome when you live with an invisible illness like me. With an illness people don’t see, you face daily discrimination among peers, strangers even from people …

social anxiety with chronic illness

Dealing with social anxiety with chronic illness

Social anxiety is the fear of social situations that involve interaction with other people. In this article by Webmd, social anxiety could be triggered when you develop a health condition that draws attention to your appearance or voice. I referred more to sickle cell disorder and people living with the disorder in this post but …