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…

Top Five Comfort Films (and Why You Need Some!) | Cinema & Culture | Rosie Abigail

I’m an introvert. A big ol’ introvert in fact. The kind that feels a wave of relief wash over me when night out plans are cancelled. Look, I love hanging out with people but there’s something about staying in that is heavenly. Curling up on the sofa with the double duvet pulled from upstairs; candles…

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…

An image of a green and brown field. Rosie is in the forefront holding a pumpkin.

End of Year Favourites 2021! | Skincare, Style, Books and More…

How is it now 2022 when my brain is still in March of 2020? To answer that, time is strange and living through a pandemic is simultaneously the quickest and longest experience of my life.  If I am acknowledging that we have reached the end of 2021 (and the dawning of a new year), then…

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…

A series of medical equipment. To the left, there is a silver pill packet with pink pills. Next to that is some white medical tape and a roll of blue medical tape. Towards the right is a green and silver stethoscope.

How to Advocate for Yourself at the Doctor | Chronic Illness | rosie abigail

Every person I know who has a chronic illness or a disability has not been listened to by their doctors. Hell, every female-identifying person I know has had their experiences ignored by someone in a medical field. “The tests have come back negative, there’s nothing wrong with you”. “Just keep taking paracetamol”. “Maybe you should…

PLANT PARENTING 101: BEST PLANTS FOR BEGINNERS

Plant Parenting 101: Best Plants for Beginners

Well, it seems everyone and their cousin has become houseplant obsessed during the pandemic. You know I have. What started as a fun little hobby to share with my housemate in the middle of a global lockdown has now turned into at least 72% of my personality, and I have no regrets. I am now…