I feel it in my bones (announcement)

May 9 - "This past weekend has been rough - my body feels like it's falling apart beneath my skin, uncontrollable; fighting against itself - the epitome of connective tissue disorder." Warm weather is a rarity in northern England, so I try my very best to go into the garden whenever my PoTS and ME [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Losing trust in professionals (2/2)

Dear Blooms, Towards the end of December, I published a blog post concerning my experiences with professionals and why I have lost trust in so many of them. Today, I wish to finish this two-part edition to The EDS Chronicles. In part one I mentioned briefly that I shall cover ensuring professional accountability and the [...]

Today’s recommendation – How to help someone with a mental illness – The Do’s and Don’t’s (Heather’s Perspective)

Hello Blooms, In today's 'Bloom recommended' we have a brilliant piece by a fellow blogger by the name of Heather. Her down-to-earth analysis of the way people typically responds to those with mental illness is paralleled with ways to support people who are suffering from it. This is fuelled from personal insight, and in it's [...]