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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 […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk About: Chronic Fatigue

Let’s Talk About: Chronic Fatigue

My Story I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome following a bout of untreated glandular fever. I most likely had it for most of my final year of high school, which a lot of my doctors attribute my general fuzziness of that period to. However, […]

The Spoon Theory: A Review

The Spoon Theory: A Review

What It Is The Spoon Theory was written by Christine Miserandino from www.butyoudontlooksick.com. I find that the spoons theory is a really great way of explaining to family and friends how you cope with energy. It’s very difficult to express how hard simple things are […]

Let’s Talk About: The Senses

Let’s Talk About: The Senses

It’s something that no one really talks about, but here I am! The first part of my Let’s Talk About Series – The Senses


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