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…

No Year’s Resolutions: My 2022 Goals | Rosie Abigail

No Year’s Resolutions: My 2022 Goals | Rosie Abigail

This is not a resolutions post. Not ‘new year, new me’ here! In fact, I am resolved to say I hate the phrase ‘New Year's Resolutions’! The idea of New Year’s Resolutions seem to come with a kind of social stigma; that you are only doing them because it’s a new year and that you’ll…

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…

November Favourites 2021 | Autumn Style, Books, Chronic Illness Aids

With November coming to an end, we are jumping headfirst into the winter months now folks. Goodbye crispy brown leaves, hello freezing your tits off in the car as you wait for the windscreen to defrost. We say adios to pumpkin spice, and hola to peppermint, baubles, and the pure panic of remembering you are…

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…