The Mighty F! Living w/ Fibromyalgia: Part 1

Fibromyalgia noun a rheumatic condition characterised by muscular or musculoskeletal pain with stiffness and localised tenderness at specific points on the body. In 2013 I developed the condition fibromyalgia, which affects the nervous system - causing heightened sensitivity to environmental and biological stressors. It took until 2014 to get a diagnosis, and it was far [...]

The Conflict Between Disorders and Beliefs

belief bɪˈliːf/ noun plural noun: beliefs trust, faith, or confidence in (someone or something)   Mental health is undoubtedly complex, as it's unique to each and every individual, it effects their own unique interpretations, routine and memories. It warps behaviours and seeps into the cracks that are our pre-existing morals and beliefs; cracks created by the [...]

An Indisputable: The Worth of One’s Self

Society is fixated with numerical values, to clearly identify somethings attainability or quality. Our modern day culture has moved away from simplicity and certain aspects of practicality, as materialism and vanity is embedded into societal ideology. As our society has progressed over time, the pressure that is amongst us to be this perfect person is [...]

Finding Balance

In order to stay centred, we're told to find a 'balance' between our different commitments and obligations, and as a student, I find this particularly difficult, as a work routine is not present due to the style of course that I am undertaking. Thus, I find myself disregarding certain areas of my life, for example [...]