Breakfast With Birds: Enjoying Nature From Indoors

Enjoying Nature from Indoors, BWB, ChronicallyHopeful

Welcome to our garden! We have just moved into a lovely new house and this one has a garden! I am beyond excited about being able to see the gorgeous views of nature from different windows around the house. I have always enjoyed bird-watching and nature walks, so this is an incredible joy for me.

We hope to learn more about the inhabitants of our garden, and do our part to support them and protect them year round. I will find and share beautiful photos of them and collect interesting facts about them for future reference.

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The SIPB Summer Blog Tag: My Summertime Favourites

My Summertime Favourites, Blog Tag, ChronicallyHopeful

One of my favourite things about the blogging community are the seasonal tagging events. These blog tags are like a game of "20 Questions" and "Tag - You're It!" rolled into one.

You generally answer a bunch of themed questions or write a post based on a theme or prompt and then tag a few people to take part. It's a wonderful way to get to know each other better and a fun escape from the usual topics we write about. This one is all about Summer favourites!

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Tracy Cooper on Faith Through Illness: Degenerative Disc And Joint Disease

Interview Faith Through Illness, Degenerative disc, ChronicallyHopeful

Welcome to another guest interview in our Faith Through Illness series. In each interview we will meet a new warrior who'll share their faith journey with us. How does chronic illness affect their faith and how does their faith affect their condition?

This week I have the honour of sharing Tracy Cooper's story. Tracy has a beautiful blog where she writes about faith, family and life as she deals with chronic pain. She is also a freelance writer and speaker who is passionate about encouraging others.  I hope you will be as encouraged by her story as I am.

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Eating To Heal IBS, Interview With Gina Caro

Interview Eat To Heal IBS, Gina Caro, Chronically Hopeful

Since falling ill with severe chronic illness, I have discovered that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to managing chronic conditions, especially in regards to healing through diet. We each have to commit to trying anything we can and letting our bodies show us what works and what doesn't.

Welcome to my first guest post in this new interview series, Eat To Heal, where we will explore the effects of diet on chronic illness. We will meet various people from around the world, people with different chronic illnesses, and hear which dietary changes have provided the most benefit to them.

I am so excited to share Gina Caro's story with you this week! Gina has a gorgeous lifestyle blog where she shares tips for living a simple, sustainable, waste-free life. She covers all sorts of topics from beauty to home decor and more. Today we will find out how she is using diet to manage her IBS.

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Spoonie Gift Guide: My Summer Survival Kit Items

Summer Survival Kit, ChronicallyHopeful

Summer can be a really difficult time for people with chronic illness. Regulating body temperature is a common problem. Add in a rare summer heat wave and you have a recipe for horrific flares including utter exhaustion, weakness, headaches and so much discomfort and sweating!

If you have a chronically ill friend you'd like to bless or help out this summer, I am sure they would be so very grateful. I'm really excited to share these great items I've been using this summer as well as my top tips for keeping cool if you don't have air conditioning and can't leave your house.

I hope these tips will be beneficial to you or somebody you love.

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