Inheriting the Anxiety

When I was twelve, my dad was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. The first I ever knew of his inner struggle was when he came home from work one day in the midst of what appeared to be a heart attack.

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101 gift ideas for the chronically ill: Part 4

101 Gift Ideas for the Chronically Ill

So here we are on the last leg of our journey to 101 gift ideas for the disabled and chronically ill! I bet you didn’t really think I could come up with 101, did you?
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101 gift ideas for the chronically ill: Part 3

101 Gift Ideas for the Chronically Ill

Are you ready for Part Three of my spifftastic list of gift ideas for the disabled and/or chronically ill?

(Here are Parts One and Two for the first fifty ideas.)
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101 gift ideas for the chronically ill: Part 2

101 Gift Ideas for the Chronically Ill

Part Two of my 101 Gift Ideas for the Chronically Ill series is extremely timely today because it’s my birthday. Yayyyy! ๐Ÿ˜€

You can find the first 25 suggestions here.
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101 gift ideas for the chronically ill: Part 1

101 Gift Ideas for the Chronically Ill

Having trouble deciding what to buy the chronically ill or disabled person in your life?

Here’sย Part One of 101 gift ideas.
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6 tips for eating with a sore throat

Eating with a sore throat

Do you wake up with a sore throat every morning? Do you get cramp in your jaw and cheeks when you salivate? Having difficulty swallowing because you can’t sit up properly in bed?

Me too! It’s an awesome club to be in, am I right?

No?

Yeah, probably not…

Anyway, here areย 6ย ways to eat when it’s the last thing your throat wants you to do.

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7 tips for eating with bad hands

Eating with bad hands

Having to be hand-fed can be embarrassing, even when it’s close family or a professional carer doing the feeding. Sometimes it’s unavoidable, but I eventually learned to design meals that don’t always need a fork or knife. That way, if your hands are cramping so badly that you risk flinging your cutlery everywhere, or you’re feeling too weak to wield the stabby things, you can pick your food up with your fingers instead.

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