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Guest Post: Your secret mission (and why you couldn’t accomplish it if you were normal)

This is a guest post by Pace Smith. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. In the Belgariad, my favourite fantasy series as a teen, there's a god named UL who is the god of all the misfits. Monsters, freaks, and outcasts of all kinds come to UL's territory to find a safe haven. The twist (spoiler alert!) is that UL turns out to be the father of all the gods, and the most powerful by far. The misfits are the Chosen Ones. Something freakishly similar is happening in the real world. (more…)


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Guest Post: Meditation and Self Care: Where to Begin

This is a guest post by Holly Ashby. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. The importance of self care has really come to the forefront in recent years, and what self care as a concept means to people can be very personal. For some, the best thing they can do to keep themselves happy is the indulgence of a massive bar of chocolate, duvet and all their favourite films, while for others it’s diligently picking the right foods and getting out for some therapeutic exercise. Often it can be a combination of approaches, and being able to identify what’s best for you at that moment is one of the key principles involved in looking after yourself. (more…)


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4 Yoga Poses You Can Do From Bed [VIDEO]

This is a guest video 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.   Contributor Bio Kayla is a certified yoga instructor and founder of Aroga Yoga. She uses her personal experiences with illness to help others reach their full potential. You can follow Kayla on facebook, twitter, and instagram.


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Guest Post: Chronic Illness & Friendships

This is a guest post by Laura Jade. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. I know for a lot of people who have a chronic illness, losing friendships because of being ill is probably one of the hardest things. Without friends to support you, life can be really lonely. And when you’re fighting a chronic illness and now have to contend with loneliness, life just seems like one big struggle. (more…)


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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

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

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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I’m Positive I’m Ill

This is a guest post by Spencer Quinn of Gray Matters More. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Pillow Fort, you can find more details here. Now, I am not an expert when it comes to self analysis. I attempted it a few times, and it has left me quite empty handed. That being said, when I became ill with Adult Onset Still’s Disease,  self analysis became a crucial part in navigating this rather new world. At the time I felt quite betrayed and very alone. So, like any twenty-something, I retreated to the Internet. (more…)


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Redefining Fun

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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