Life of a Self-Employed Fibro-Warrior

Advice and insight into living with chronic pain.
A New Era of Rolling with the Glen

A New Era of Rolling with the Glen

Team, we’ve only gone and done it! If you're reading this, it's because you've found your way to my brand-new website, and I honestly couldn't be happier to have you here. It's been a long time coming, and a lot of hard work has been going on behind the scenes, but...

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Break up with your pain | Mindful Uncoupling

Break up with your pain | Mindful Uncoupling

Relationships are complex. Some leave you feeling loved and content, while others make you want to run for the hills. Unfortunately, your relationship with chronic pain probably falls into the latter category. And although we wish we could, we can’t just tell our...

BEMER® and the brain: dementia

BEMER® and the brain: dementia

BEMER® therapy is beneficial for the body, but did you know it’s also making waves where the brain is concerned? A recent case study suggests that regular BEMER® Therapy sessions could help improve or delay symptoms of neurological conditions like dementia. Acting as...

How I stay active as a fibro warrior

How I stay active as a fibro warrior

I get it. Physical activity is the last thing on your mind when you're struggling with fibromyalgia-induced pain and fatigue. All you want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep. I've been there. But, as someone who has struggled with fibromyalgia for years, I can't...

I have chronic pain and i’m not afraid to say it!

I have chronic pain and i’m not afraid to say it!

I have Chronic Pain and I’m Not Afraid to Say It: Dealing with Shame and Stigma If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, chances are you’ve had to fend off some pretty judgemental comments at times. ‘You don’t look sick.’  ‘How does that stop you going to work?’ ...

An emotional connection: chronic pain and mental health

An emotional connection: chronic pain and mental health

Chronic pain and mental health are intrinsically linked, and, more often than not, one works to aggravate the other. An unfortunate cycle to find yourself stuck in! Living with constant pain will inevitably impact your mood and overall quality of life, meaning it’s...

Sex, love and…chronic pain?

Sex, love and…chronic pain?

When you have a chronic pain condition, sex takes on a whole new level of emotion. Instead of being something you look forward to and enjoy, intimacy with your partner can become a real source of stress, anxiety and frustration. If you’re a chronic pain sufferer like...

Is CBD safe?

Is CBD safe?

Sometimes when I tell people I use CBD products to help manage my pain and, god forbid, sell them on my website, they look at me like I’ve just announced that I’m the most prolific drug lord of the century. Once they've finished being completely aghast, the first...

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BEMER® sleep study blog

BEMER® sleep study blog

New BEMER® Therapy Study Reveals Sleep Benefits A recent study has revealed that BEMER® Therapy could have a positive impact on sleep, increasing the efficiency of healing, repair and regeneration carried out in the different sleep stages. The study focused on a group...

Is CBD right for me?

Is CBD right for me?

If you’ve been living with chronic pain for a while, CBD is most probably on your radar. It’s fast becoming a popular addition to chronic pain management strategies and some who have tried it report a boost in overall well-being and improvements in chronic pain...

Haemorrhoids – a real pain in the ass!

Haemorrhoids – a real pain in the ass!

I apologise for the title of this piece, but I truly feel there is no better way to describe this delightful little condition. It's painful, it's stressful and a massive inconvenience all round. Walking becomes painful, as does sitting, exercising feels like a no-go...

Does CBD have side effects?

Does CBD have side effects?

Does CBD have Side Effects? You've heard a lot about CBD. It's all the rage when it comes to skincare, and it's making waves in the medical world where conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia and migraines are concerned. You want to give it a go to help you manage...

I have chronic pain and i’m not afraid to say it!

I have chronic pain and i’m not afraid to say it!

I have Chronic Pain and I’m Not Afraid to Say It: Dealing with Shame and Stigma If you suffer from a chronic pain condition, chances are you’ve had to fend off some pretty judgemental comments at times. ‘You don’t look sick.’  ‘How does that stop you going to work?’ ...

Grieving the life that once was

Grieving the life that once was

Grief is a universal experience. We’ve all felt it. We've all been there; it’s an experience shared across humanity. What isn’t shared as often, however, is the way we experience it. Grief can rear its ugly head in a million different guises, making each grieving...

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Managing your mindset: accepting your chronic pain disorder

Managing your mindset: accepting your chronic pain disorder

When it comes to living with chronic pain, managing your mindset is almost as important as managing the pain itself. By now, you’ll be sick of hearing the ‘acceptance is key’ crap, but managing your mindset goes beyond acceptance and can really make a difference to...

Insomnia and its effects on our health

Insomnia and its effects on our health

What better way to observe Festival of Sleep Day than to take a deeper dive into the popular topic of Insomnia. As a pain management practitioner for those in chronic pain, based near the NEC Birmingham, I spend a lot of time with people who spend all day desperately...

How to put an end to pain without pills

How to put an end to pain without pills

Living with chronic pain can quite often feel like living a life sentence, in the prison that sometimes shows up as your body. As more knowledge is gained about the brain including the gut-brain axis, origins of pain, how pain and emotions show up in our lives, the...

What is BEMER® therapy?

What is BEMER® therapy?

As a fibro-warrior with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) I am frequently asked how I manage my pain and fatigue to be able to get so many tasks accomplished and give so much to others. My answer is always “I manage my pain on a daily basis through a combination of...

What is it like to live with fibromyalgia?

What is it like to live with fibromyalgia?

What is it like….to live with Fibromyalgia? Frequently I’m asked this question and just as often I’m thinking what is it like to not live with it? You see when something becomes a part of your everyday life for as long as 'fibro' has been in ours (I include my family...