What *Is* PCOS? PCOS Awareness Month | rosie abigail

What *Is* PCOS? | PCOS Awareness Month | rosie abigail

How apt is it that I am welcoming PCOS awareness month with a PCOS flare up? It’s like my body has decided to try method acting. Sorry, I’m speaking in acronyms like some eighties businessman - let me clarify what I’m on about. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. A surprisingly common disorder that not a lot of…

My Experience with the Implant | Birth Control | Rosie Abigail

My Experience with the Implant | Birth Control | Rosie Abigail

We’re not on about breast implants today; I think my double Ds don’t need any extra help. I’m talking about the implant a la birth control! With the discourse surrounding abortion and birth control as rife as ever, including misinformation, I thought it would be good to share some real life experience, and to talk…

Dealing with COVID Health Anxiety | rosie abigail

Dealing with COVID Health Anxiety | rosie abigail

If there is one thing I like to think I am an expert on, it's being anxious. Okay, it wouldn’t be my Mastermind category (that would be on Walt Disney World, in all honesty), and I’m not an expert in the clinical sense. But with over eight years of anxiety under my belt, I like…

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

Talking to Your Boss About Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

I won’t sugar-coat it, living with a chronic illness can be ruddy hard. And I mean beyond the actual chronic or condition part of it. I’m talking about the expectations and understanding of other people.  Speaking from experience, that’s a different kind of struggle. So many people in the world do not understand (or choose…

Exploring the New Wellness Range at The Body Shop | Wellbeing & Self-Care

Exploring the New Wellness Range at The Body Shop | Wellbeing & Self-Care

When it comes to skincare, bath and body, there is only one company that has stolen my heart. Look, Lush may be the queen of bath bombs and Glossier the princess of brows, but if you are looking for an all-round icon, there’s only one. Of course I’m talking about The Body Shop. If you’ve…

What Is a Smear Test *Actually* Like? | Cervical Screening

What Is a Smear Test *Actually* Like? | Cervical Screening

For the under-twenty-fives who haven’t received their letter yet; people with tests booked who are nervous; non-cervix owning curious souls; and folks who are just plain clueless about it all. Don’t you worry, this post is for you. What is a smear test actually like? Well, it’s kind of like Hogwarts. You know, when you…

Making Self-Care a Habit | Wellness & Wellbeing | Rosie Abigail

How I Made Self-Care a Habit | Wellness & Wellbeing

For someone who waxes lyrical about the importance of self-care and how self-care should be more than a bubble bath and watching a TV show, I am terrible at self-care. I will let myself burn out like a fancy Anthropolgie candle, and that’s not good when you’ve got a chronic anxiety disorder. The good thing…

What on Earth is Spoon Theory? And Why You Need to Know About It | Chronic Illness

What on Earth is Spoon Theory? And Why You Need to Know About It | Chronic Illness

A few years ago, Spoon Theory changed my life, and I would be a fool to not let you all know about it. Actually, I reckon if we made a venn diagram of people who read my blog and people who know about this theory, we’d be close to a circle. IYKYK, right? But fear…

Managing Your Anxiety at Christmas (and New Years) | Chronic Illness

Well, it’s officially the festive period and I am feeling thoroughly un-Christmassy. I wonder why? Oh yes, it’s the enormous global pandemic hanging over us, spearheaded by a fully-inept government! That’ll do it. Christmas can be a stressful and anxious time for a lot of folks for a multitude of reasons, including those living with…

Five Disability and Chronic Illness Influencers You Need to Follow Right Now! | Rosie Abigail

Five Disability and Chronic Illness Influencers You Need to Follow Right Now! | Rosie Abigail

I did something game changing this year. I Marie Kondo’d my social media. I got rid of anyone and any brand that made me feel low, jealous, worthless, like I should be spending money, like I’m not good enough, or that I’m not living up to my expectations. You don’t spark joy? Be gone. Any…