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What everyone should know about the differences between chronic illness & disability

Demelza Marie
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It’s much easier to look at someone who has an obvious disability and imagine how hard life is for them to manage without being able to see, hear, walk, use their arms, etc. There are massive adaptations that are required for these people to function 'normally' and it takes much more effort than it does the healthy individual. While chronic illness is often less visible, it can sometimes be more disabling in the sense of what the person can accomplish.

29 essential tips to avoid regret

Demelza Marie
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You know that feeling when you watch healthy people getting on with life, taking their health for granted, and your mind wonders back to those days when you were healthier, able to do more, and taking your own health for granted? A tinge of regret creeps into your thoughts and you wish you could have let yourself know to make the most of your health before it was taken away.

10 quick tips to cope with an important event

Demelza Marie
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If you're looking to attend, or be part of, a wedding or another special event that requires a lot of energy and time doing activities and being social, then following are a few ideas/suggestions you might want to consider so that you can make the most of the event and feel as well as possible.

The challenges of disabled & chronically ill workers exposed

Victoria Mack
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With all the energy we spend managing the many symptoms of our various illnesses and disabilities, it’s a miracle that so many of us find the strength to pursue our professional goals, either out of necessity or because we refuse to give up on our dreams. So what exactly is different when you’re a disabled worker rather than able-bodied worker?

8 Great things you can do to live well with chronic illness

Rachel Faith Cox
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Living with a chronic illness is tough and often limits what we can do. However, despite the things we may no longer be able to do, there are often many things we can still do and the example of a friend of mine makes me want to be better at living with chronic illness. She has made me think more about all the things that we can try to do, to distract, manage, cope with and transcend chronic illnesses.