Category: Spoonie Lifestyle

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Dealing with loss

ByBySusan Pearson7 Jul 2023
An image of candles in the darkness representing dealing with loss

So, it has been a while since my last update, in a very fortunate fall when I talked about both of my parents landing in hospital. A week after this, two events happened on the…

A very fortunate fall

ByBySusan Pearson19 May 2023
A very fortunate fall

Anyone with parents of advanced age knows that it can be a bumpy ride. This week we had a very turbulent time, it all began with a fall, which I am actually grateful for. On…

Spoonie winter blues – 4 Ways to crush them

ByBySusan Pearson2 Mar 2023
An image of a winter scene and a woman wrapped up warm.

For Spoonies (those dealing with chronic illnesses and disabilities or medical conditions that cause pain and fatigue) winter can be an especially difficult season, from the physically and emotionally draining weather to the tasks you…

Adaptable Working When you have Fibromyalgia

ByBySusan Pearson22 Sep 2022
Adaptable Working When you have Fibromyalgia

Do you have Fibro and are concerned about working when you have Fibromyalgia? Are you doing your best to push through Fibro symptoms and nothing is getting any easier? Believe me, I have been there.…

Exciting Visit to Crafting Live at Doncaster

ByBySusan Pearson3 Feb 2022
A photo of Pollyanna Pickering and I at Crafting Live in Doncaster

I was so thrilled to be able to visit Crafting Live at Doncaster in July 2016. Even more so because this was the first full-scale craft exhibition I have been to. Of course, I did…

Recovering from busywork

ByBySusan Pearson26 Jan 2022
Recovering from busywork

One of the things I talk about regularly is pacing yourself and this is something I try very hard to do. Sometimes though there are things you have to do and allow yourself the time…