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Why I Do Yoga For Chronic Illness



This is a guest review by Kayla Kurin of Aroga Yoga. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. Check out last week's post too: Yoga for Chronic Illness by Aroga Yoga: A Review (more…)


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Yoga for Chronic Illness by Aroga Yoga: A Review

Aroga Yoga

This is a guest review of Aroga Yoga's Yoga Classes for those with Chronic Illness, from Sarah Vardon of Nourish Osteopathy and Understanding Interstitial Cystitis. Come back next week for a blog post with all the details on Kayla's post, 'Why I Do Yoga For Chronic Illness'. If you'd like to be the Official Reviewer of The Pillow Fort (of books: printed and digital), click here for more details and to apply! (more…)


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Q+As with 2 health coaches who’ve healed from chronic illness!



Last week we were joined on The Pillow Fort facebook fan page by Ashley Williams and Erin Lindstrom, 2 health coaches who've both healed from chronic illness for a little Q+A session. They've joined forces to create a unique coaching programme, Happy, Healthy + Healing, which tackles chronic health problems with both diet and mindset. Interested? Registration closes 23rd August 2014! If you miss that though, they're both fantastic health coaches in their own right, so check out what they currently offer: Ashley Williams and Erin Lindstrom. Onto the questions... (more…)


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Why don’t you just *know* how to help me?! + free printable!



"Why don't you just know how to help me?!" I used to lament this. I couldn't work out why someone couldn't automatically guess what I needed when I was in pain. Then I realised... I'd never told them. Enter, the table.... (more…)


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An A-to-Z of Self-Care: Part 2

The Pillow Fort Magazine

This post is by Chase, and is the 2nd half of an article available in the Self-Care Issue of The Pillow Fort Magazine. Like it and want to read the rest? Get you hands on the magazine here! (more…)


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Redefining Fun

The Pillow Fort Magazine

This is a guest post by Kimberley. It's a taste of the sort of articles in The Pillow Fort Magazine. The 2nd 'FUN' issue is available now!  Watch any TV show based about young people having fun and, more often that not, you are going to see three things : casual sex, copious amounts of alcohol being consumed and people taking drugs. You might also encounter pressure to behave in this way in order to have fun from a surprising number of sources including elder family members (parents are really good at this. All glory days nostalgia), friends (peer pressure dun dun dun) and other forms of media like magazines, music, books for young adults, etc. Taken all together, it can begin to seem like having fun is something that should be X rated once you reach your latter teens. It can feel like taking part in these things is the only way to ensure you don't waste your youth, that you don't waste the time you have with no responsibilities and few worries. If you are prone to bouts of worry, you can even begin to see yourself as an elderly person sitting fuming at yourself for not making the most of your youth. (more…)


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Crocheting Through Chronic Illnesses



This is a guest post by Alexandra Halsey. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. “What to do? What to do?” Sometimes I ask myself this question over and over, never knowing what will distract me from the pain and fatigue that I am in and maybe have a little bit of fun too. Having fun, smiling, and laughing while you are chronically ill are all very important things to try to experience every day. I have tried numerous things. (more…)


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Being Close to Someone With Chronic Illness

Llinos and her mum

This is a guest post by Llinos Thomas. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. When I was a toddler, my mum was in hospital for quite a while and my dad had to look after me on his own.  I became accustomed to my mother going to visit the doctor or going to hospital for appointments fairly regularly.  I didn't know that not all mothers did this. (more…)


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Why My Mental Illnesses are Really a Blessing In Disguise



This is a guest post by wellness mentor, Kendra Kantor. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. When I was 13, I was diagnosed with clinical depression. That means I have chemicals in my body that don't want to work right and they cause depression. At the time, I remember telling my new therapist that I had been depressed as long as I could remember, even when I was young. At 13, I started my long journey to healing and I'm still not there. In 2013, I was diagnosed with a panic disorder (without agoraphobia). My day to day life is covered in fear and panic and sadness and longing to feel whole and healthy and happy. (more…)


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Why it’s not too late to have a Word of the Year



Do you have a Word of the Year? Or perhaps a better question is 'Did you have a Word of the Year?'? Yes? No? Not sure? You forgot? I'm here to give you permission to either create or review your Word of the Year. (more…)


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