It’s very easy for those of us who suffer from chronic illness to crawl into our respective caves and hide from the world. Especially as we navigate just what our personal symptoms mean. Let’s face it, when you’re deeply fatigued, in pain, experiencing the stress of diagnosis (or yet to be diagnosed) and doing your best to live an AIP way of life – the thought of facing people can just seem too damn much.
You know me – always on the lookout for a new way to mitigate stress and calm the fajizzle down…
Did you know that in creative visualisation, your brain is training for actual real-life experience? It can’t tell the difference between imagination and reality. Kind of a perfect reason to focus on positive, aspirational ‘stuff’, then.
First published back in mid-2016, this Turmeric Latte number is having a revival at my place as I try to calm a recent flare.
It will have you feeling like you’re indulging. Especially if you’re off coffee and keen to give your wee adrenals a break. And, it’s one of the consistently most popular recipes on my site!
The ginger is warming and the turmeric has oodles of anti-inflammatory benefits. Just perfect for when you need a little pause in your day…
I’ve got an exciting bit of news today!
This struggle to navigate our stuff is real. What exactly is this stress thing that everyone bangs on about and how do we combat it?
We all know we should be exercising and moving our bodies for our health. No news there. But, this can be a bit tricky when you suffer from chronic illness.
My morning stretching ritual has quickly become an integral part of my morning ritual. It’s a great way to start the day with some dedicated self-care that counts towards my weekly exercise quota.
Do you have a morning ritual?
The most important thing about a morning ritual is that it isn’t about mindlessly just going about your routine of choice. Rather, it’s a way of building something good into your life. It’s a very deliberate and conscious process that helps to set your course for the day.
It’s hugely counter-intuitive, I know, but the very first thing we can do when we’re feeling overwhelmed is STOP. And, by stop, I mean stop the feeling of your terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
There are a number of ways you can achieve this.
Hello Possum! With all the talk of ‘chickens’ and brain farts and shizzle shovelling – Do you sometimes wonder what I’m talking about? I have you covered!
I’ve put together the AIP Mentor dictionary! A sort of compendium of ‘Jo-isms for when you need a hands deciphering my turn of phrase. Do let me know what you think (or if I’ve forgotten anything!)
How’s your stress level? If I asked you to rate your stress on a scale of 1 to 10, where would you be, I wonder?
In this week’s post, I’m sharing a prospective technique to add to your health toolbox. And this one is my new favourite because it’s so easy – both to remember and to do. I do it while walking with Bella in the morning. And, walking to the bus. And, in the car…
It’s like a portable secret weapon!
What happens when you experience the inevitable overwhelm that hits (often when you least expect…