Some Exciting News Dr Botanicals Brand Ambassador Cruelty Free Vegan Skincare UK

Some Exciting News!

Hi guys! I’ve been wanting to write this post for a week now but as ever, Mistress M.E and her pal Sir Fibromyalgia had other plans… I have some exciting news to share! ¬†If you’re a regular reader then a) you’re amazing, thanks ūüėÄ and b) you might remember¬†this post¬†about Dr Botanicals. ¬†They are a UK company making high quality, cruelty free skincare. ¬†I tried a couple of their products and loved them!¬†

“What does this have to do with anything?”, I hear you ask! ¬†(OK, I don’t hear you, but I have an active imagination so I’m picturing it)! ¬†Well Dr Botanicals have asked me to be a brand ambassador for them for 2017, which I’ve very happily accepted!¬†

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Exercise With Chronic Illness Achievement for All Exercise with CFS ME Fibromyalgia

Exercise With Chronic Illness? Yes, You Can!

Hey guys! ¬†I know, I know – the title might be a bit provocative. ¬†But you know I suffer from M.E and fibromyalgia, so I understand how hard it is to ‘exercise with chronic illness’ (or even make it out of bed!) ¬†As my M.E is moderate to sometimes severe, physical activity is often very difficult for me. ¬†What this post is going to be about is how all of us with chronic illnesses can do¬†something, it’s about finding what works for your personal level.


My Inspiration/Sponsored Post

One thing that inspired this post was the reaction I had to my recent Spoonie New Years Resolutions post. ¬†Often posts like that are discouraging, as they aim way too high for my level of health and I just can’t relate. Hitting the gym 5 times a week? ¬†I’d be happy to make it out of bed 5 times in a week!! ¬†So many spoonies contacted me to say that they’d enjoyed my post as it was more relevant and relatable to them. ¬†When Mobility Nationwide contacted me about their #AchievementForAll campaign, it was the perfect timing! ¬†

Inspired by the Rio Games last summer, Mobility Nationwide, who specialise in mobility vehicles, launched their campaign to encourage people of all levels into activity.  This times in perfectly with my own NYE resolution of re-starting hydrotherapy.  This post is sponsored by Mobility Nationwide, but all content, ideas and opinions are my own!


Exercise With Chronic Illness Achievement for All Exercise with CFS ME Fibromyalgia

Exercise With Chronic Illness – What is Exercise?

The important part of this is defining what we mean by ‘exercise’. ¬†Of course, most healthy people would class exercise as going for a run, hitting the gym or doing yoga. ¬†That is often completely unachievable for spoonies (obviously depending on your level of fatigue or disability). ¬†What I’m talking about here could more accurately be defined as ‘activity’. ¬†

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New Years Resolutions Spoonie Chronic Illness Motivation

My New Years Resolutions for 2017!

Hi guys – Happy New Year! ¬†2016 has been a difficult year for a lot of people, so I really hope 2017 is much better for you if you’ve had a tough one ūüėÄ ¬†I always used to make new years resolutions but stopped when I got ill, as the typical big challenges I used to set myself seemed completely unachievable. ¬†I don’t know what has changed this time around, but I really felt like setting myself a few resolutions! ¬†I think I’ve adapted to my chronic illnesses enough to know that I need to be realistic with my goals, and not set myself up to fail!

New Years Resolutions Spoonie Chronic Illness Motivation

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