Have you ever had those whispers telling you that you will never amount to anything? Or that the world is a much better place without you? Sometimes I feel like that. I don’t feel as if I deserve my qualification, […]
If you’ve been following my journey, you’d know that I am a medical intern in South Africa. Working in a health system that’s so overloaded is incredibly strenuous, but more so when you come in with impairments you have no control over. I was diagnosed with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis a little over a year ago […]
“Maybe I really could push through without them and employ the famous ‘mind over matter strategy’ and to ‘just be more positive’.
Please, don’t do that to yourself. You deserve better – and I’m saying that as someone who has been down that road and heard it all before.”
Your struggles are so real and valid but it doesn’t mean you need to face them alone.
Today is one of the bad days. All I’ve been able to do today is eat. I have seemingly developed the mother of all appetites. Just what I need, another problem. But this one is for another day. I’ll deal with it when all my clothes no longer fit me… My brain registers that I’m […]
On days like today l feel betrayed by my own body and mind.
“You’re never as alone as you feel”
Welcome to our FIRST personal blogger. I’d like to take a moment to introduce you all to Shirley. Shirley is like many of you, a young woman who is just trying to figure out life in the midst of some messed up thought patterns, physical pain and mental anguish. Given the option to remain anonymous […]
How do we cope with COVID, and why resilience is so important? More than a year we had been living under COVID 19, you be friend with it already? Or you are still struggling in coping with it? And find yourself very stressful and hyper-vigilant. Here are some tips and skills on how you could […]