Book Review – Life Beyond Chronic Pain by Jaime Heidel

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I am not a big reader but when I was given the opportunity to read this book I jumped at the chance. Anything to do with chronic illness and pain is of interest to me. I found this book so interesting I literally read it all in one sitting! By reading this book Jaime made me feel like I wasn’t alone and it was lovely of her to tell her personal story to show others that they aren’t alone. She portrays herself as a very personable and relatable individual whose book I thoroughly enjoyed reading and will keep to one side to refer back to. Share This:

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N:Rem foam mattress topper review

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. I was so excited to hear I had the opportunity to review the N:Rem foam mattress topper. I suffer from neck and back pain majority of the time. Several of the nights my legs also ache, I can only describe it similar to growing pains when I was a child but more severe. I was thrilled to read that this mattress topper was “designed specifically for pain sufferers, all N:rem products are customisable to your exact needs.” (N:rem Website) This sounded like the perfect product for me. Share This:

Stress Free App - Review

Stress Free Thrive App – Review

When I was offered the opportunity to review the Stress Free application from Thrive free of charge for a month I jumped at the chance. I was asked for a review for their website in exchange for the free trial but because I have enjoyed using this app I thought I would also post about it on here. The ‘Stress Free’ app consists of several sections including breathing, meditation, deep muscle relaxation, self-hypnosis and the zen garden. I thought this would be beneficial for my mental health mainly my Anxiety by being able to relax myself. I also thought the deep muscle relaxation may be beneficial for the general pains I get in my limbs. Share This:

CBT for Anxiety - Part Two

CBT for Anxiety – Part Two

If you read my last blog post you would know I started CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for my Anxiety and issues around this. If you haven’t you can catch up with that here. I have recently had my first proper session of CBT, the previous sessions were discussing how my Anxiety affects my daily life. Whereas I have now started the actual therapy. We started by discussing what the session would entail and how long I felt I would need for each section. Now i totally understand why this is done so that we don’t go over the time limit but at the beginning it’s hard to imagine how long each conversation will need. Share This:

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CBT for Anxiety

I have recently started Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for my Anxiety and other related Psychological issues. I was referred for this by my Psychologist who believes it will be a good form of treatment for me. I am having the therapy with somebody who I haven’t met before which I aren’t too impressed about. I like to stay with the people who already know me and I feel comfortable with as it always takes a while to settle down with somebody new. I totally understand though that he was probably the first available therapist and the man I already know may be booked up for longer. Share This:

The Fay Farm Healing CBD Hemp Lotion Review

Disclaimer: I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. The Fay Farm was started by Stacy Anderson & Michael Yocco and the products are handmade on Whidbey Island. They make natural products to improve several ailments. The Healing CBD Hemp Lotion is effective for nerve pain, Eczema, Psoriasis, Ringworm, Athletes Foot, bug bites, Anxiety as well as other similar conditions. I was interested in reviewing this product mainly for my severe Anxiety but I do also have skin issues sometimes which I thought this may also help with. Share This: