Health and Wellbeing Articles

Doctors told me I was 'just fat' - my serious medical condition was missed

As soon as I got my lipoedema diagnosis last year, tears rolled down my cheeks. For years, doctors told me that I was ‘just fat’. But finally a medical professional had confirmed my disproportionately large legs were a medical condition – an extremely painful chronic disease that causes fibrotic fat to accumulate in the lower part of the body, over which the patient has very little to zero control. It was the validation I’d waited nearly 30 years to receive. When I was 12 years old, I began

What’s the Difference Between Delusion and Belief?

How can you know the difference when it’s you in the hot seat? Belief. The one thing that can drive us to achieve our wildest dreams and also shut us inside our houses. Not only am I one of the latter, but I also take it one step further. It feels like my lack of self-belief has me overanalysing — and doubting — my every step. It often stops me from trying new things and regretting my time sitting on the fence and asking “what if I’d just gone for it?”

This Is Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Fail

I’ve managed to source some science — and sage advice — that explains exactly why most of us give up, why it’s totally expected and what we actually need to be doing instead. If somewhere down the line you find yourself wondering “do new year’s resolutions work?” and the discouraging whispers begin to sound like valid reasons to quit, then fear not. For those who can usually make it past January, massive kudos to you. You’ve done what I — and 64% of 18–77-year-olds — have already failed to do.

6 Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Sleep To Relax Better

Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night? Are you often tired during the day with an impaired ability to perform regular tasks? Don’t worry - you’re not alone. In fact, about 70 million people in the United States alone suffer from sleep disorders. Stress and anxiety can often lead to insomnia and sleep problems. Being in a heightened state of alertness can in turn delay the process of falling asleep and cause rapid, anxious thoughts to occur throughout the night. Our culture of sleep-dep

The Complete Guide to Understanding the Secret to the Law of Attraction

Without even realising it, your life is being guided and influenced by forces hidden from plain sight. There are many universal laws in effect at all times, but the Law of Attraction is said to be the most powerful and astonishing of all. It’s based on the theory that every thought you make, whether conscious or subconscious, is creating your own reality. If made use of correctly, it can grant you the ability to attract into your life whatever you choose to focus on. How Does it Work? The law

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I'm a Freelance Writer and Journalist based in East Sussex, UK, passionate about making healthcare, work and society more accessible to people with invisible health conditions.

I currently write features surrounding mental health, disability and well-being for the UK health publication Patient.info and also publish on Medium.

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