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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A chronic pain Christmas: managing the festive season

A chronic pain Christmas: managing the festive season

‘Tis the season to… panic about how on earth you’re going to manage Christmas this year while living with chronic pain. There’s the prep to think about, the wrapping, the decorating, the cooking, the slapping a smile on your face and pretending you’re fine so you...

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...

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...

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...

The big question: is CBD addictive?

The big question: is CBD addictive?

The short, simple answer to this question is no. But understanding why CBD isn’t addictive and why it could be useful in alleviating chronic pain symptoms is incredibly important for your peace of mind. So, here’s the complex bit… CBD is often mistaken for its...

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...

How does CBD work?

How does CBD work?

Ah, the million-dollar question! Despite CBD becoming increasingly popular as a supplement for numerous conditions like chronic pain, anxiety and sleep disorders and being the new skincare craze, there's still some debate about how it all actually works. And for good...

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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...

Is working from home aggravating your chronic pain condition?

Is working from home aggravating your chronic pain condition?

Working from home has become the new normal for thousands of people up and down the country. Covid kicked it off – gone were the long commutes and office chats. These were swiftly replaced with makeshift desks and half-muted Teams calls. And now, even with Covid...

Managing sleep with CBD

Managing sleep with CBD

How much sleep are you getting? Chances are, if you suffer from chronic pain or have another condition that impacts sleep, the answer is not enough! We all struggle to fall or stay asleep from time to time, but if you have other conditions that make sleeping...

Managing stress with a chronic pain condition

Managing stress with a chronic pain condition

You’re in pain. You’re stressed because you’re in pain. You’re in more pain because you’re stressed. Sound familiar? The pain-stress cycle is a vicious creature with a bad case of can't live with one another, can't live without. The two come skipping hand in hand,...