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Update Version 2

Update Version 2

Hello everyone! As many of you have noticed, I’ve been a little lax on the writing side of things in the last few months. Frankly, I’ve been finding blogging about my illness really difficult – both writing it and living it, has become tiring. I […]

New Year, New You

New Year, New You

I honestly cannot believe it’s been another year. I’ve been absent from the blog for a little while, I know, and for that, I’m so sorry. However, I’m here now, to hopefully convince you to join me in making a few little tweaks in your […]

Update

Update

As many of you have noticed, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted anything. Unfortunately, my illness demoted The Pacific Blonde to the backseat. This time has allowed me to reflect on what I want from this blog, and from myself. As, of course, […]

General Health for Women

General Health for Women

General Health for Women From periods and babies to rolled ankles and girl logic, the way a woman’s body works is an incredibly confusing miracle. As the lovely comedian, Iliza Shlesinger stated, ‘we’re like a contradiction wrapped in a bow’. She’s not wrong guys. Though […]

Health Guidelines

Health Guidelines

Recently, I was watching Australia’s ‘The Project’ and saw a segment on weight loss and gain. Turns out, a whole lot of people in Australia who classify as ‘overweight’ think they’re fairly normal. What struck me was that not many people were completing the recommended […]

Let’s Talk About: Pacing

Let’s Talk About: Pacing

You know I don’t like to tote cures. And this is by no stretch a cure, in fact, pacing is a lot of bloody hard work. However it is a very strategic and mathematical way of handling your energy; and hence, I’m sold. What Pacing […]

Let’s Talk About: Female Hormones

Let’s Talk About: Female Hormones

How much do you actually know about your hormones? Though most women take some form of hormone manipulation (e.g. the pill), many don’t know exactly what they’re manipulating. As a follow up to our ‘Mirena – the experience‘ post, we’re discussing the hormones that are running […]

Free Medical Journal

Free Medical Journal

Hello lovely!  This week, instead of posting some wonderful big, long, wordy post, I’ve got a surprise for you all! In our FREE resource library, all and any subscribers can pick up a copy of our medical journal!   Complete with a symptom journal, immediate […]

The Problem With Better

The Problem With Better

Do you ever find yourself resisting something that you know will make you better in the long run? Ever considered that maybe, just maybe, what you’re avoiding is that concept of getting better? This is something that I grapple with all the time. I like […]

The Mirena | The Experience, Operation and Explanation

The Mirena | The Experience, Operation and Explanation

It’s 11.23pm and I’m sitting in bed, heat pack pressed against my stomach for the eighth time today, typing away on the blog. Luna is sitting in her little corner of my bed, on a super fluffy blanket, and I’m trying to be as still […]

The Parisian Girl

The Parisian Girl

I’ve had a fascination with the French for years, and the world has had a fascination with the great nation for centuries. Once a cultural hub for fashion and trends, often the language of the nobles and always a stunning city, the revolutionary capital of […]

An Australian Summer | Culture Trip

An Australian Summer | Culture Trip

The Australian Climate  Let me make this clear – whatever kind of summer you’ve experienced before, you are nowhere near prepared for the fresh hell that is an Australian summer. See, the morbid death that we call summer isn’t just about the heat; no, it’s […]

Culture Trip Series

Culture Trip Series

I’ve always been fascinated with the Parisian girl. There has always been something chic and alluring about the gamine French culture, and I have countless books to prove it. It’s something that every young girl seems to go through – an obsession with obsessions, a […]

Let’s Talk About: Other Illnesses

Let’s Talk About: Other Illnesses

Other Illnesses It’s an odd concept, and one that’s not widely broadcasted – but heads up, there’s a good chance you have other stuff going on, that’s more than just CPS and CFS. Doctors don’t really like to give you the whole list up front, […]

Let’s Talk About: Doctors

Let’s Talk About: Doctors

Doctors; the No. 1 Tool in Healing Doctors are a really interesting subject, especially in the eyes of something that is considered an invisible illness. Some are particularly progressive and will respect both you and your illness while helping treat it. Others, however, are non-believers, […]

App of the Day: Asana Rebel

App of the Day: Asana Rebel

What It Is I’ll always be a sucker for apps, especially workout ones. Around five years ago, when the healthy living mentality swept the world, pioneered by none other than Kayla Itsines, I tuned in. This, of course, was because of our all-time favourite thing: […]

Top 10 TV Shows to Binge-Watch

Top 10 TV Shows to Binge-Watch

Binge-Watch (verb, informal): to watch multiple episodes of (a television program) in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming. In a recent discussion with a fellow sick person, we came across the very familiar topic of TV. Specifically, TV shows that you can binge-watch, […]

Let’s Talk About: Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Let’s Talk About: Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Syndrome is one of the pinnacles of invisible illnesses, with specialists arguing over whether it is a temporary or permanent illness. What they do agree on, though, is the symptoms. Fibromyalgia (FMS) is characterized by a general, dull ache, in the body that lasts for […]

Self Care: Your Skincare Routine

Self Care: Your Skincare Routine

Skincare with out the 4 hours in the bathroom? Yes please

Why Natural Fabrics Are Better For You

Why Natural Fabrics Are Better For You

I talk a lot about ‘natural fabrics’ in many of my posts, and I thought it would be a really good idea to explain why. Natural fibres, to me, mean an abundance of things. As I sew, they are first and foremost the easiest things to […]


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