Category Archives for "Art & Journal"

Where To Find ME Awareness Pictures

blue awareness ribbon with caption, ME Awareness Pictures, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Have you been searching for graphics to easily share with friends and family what Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is really like? Would you like to share relevant and informative infographics about ME? Find pictures that will give visual impact and get the point across without wasting your energy and time explaining? I'm so excited to introduce ME Awareness Pictures to you today! 

ME Awareness Pictures is a community resource where we can collect and share ME awareness pictures from all over the web. In this post I will tell you where you can find them and even how you can help to expand the collection. There is also an opportunity to be a featured ME warrior!

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Twiddle Muff For Anxiety, An Alternative To The Fidget Spinner

Crocheted Twiddle Muffs, Reduce anxiety, Increase focus, ChronicallyHopeful

Most people with chronic illness have experienced anxiety or panic at some point.  It's not always a condition on it's own, but commonly is a symptom of other illnesses that affect the autonomic nervous system. There are many ways to reduce anxiety and stress, but today I will be sharing a fun and creative craft project that will help you restore calm to your world - the Twiddle Muff!

If you've ever met somebody with mental health or even chronic pain conditions, you have likely noticed that they tend to have habits like fidgeting or making repetitive movements or sounds. These actions are called stimming, they are an automatic response to stress or pain and they have a specific purpose. A Twiddle Muff can be a great tool in helping with this need.

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The 100 Day Project – Watercolour Sunsets

The 100 Day Project 2018, Sunsets, BLOG
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The 100 Day Project

It's been a while since I posted my last round-up of paintings for The 100 Day Project. That's because I actually took a whole month off! 

I am very pleased to be back to it though and have thoroughly enjoyed painting each evening. The sunny summer evenings are just perfect for painting!

This week I picked up where I left off at the start of May with Sunsets as the theme. I will also reveal next week's theme today.

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Bullet Journal – June Layout And Mid-Year Flip Through

Mid-year Bullet Journal flip-through, Chronically Hopeful Blog

As we head into a new month I am excited to show you my new bullet journal layout for June! I'll also share more detail about my symptom and mood tracker as well as a layout comparison with previous months.

I cannot believe we are already half-way through 2018, time is just racing by so fast. I only started this year's journal in March, so I don't have 6 months of journal updates to show you, but I will share the 4 months I have done so you can see how my journal has evolved over time.

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The 100 Day Project 2018 – Flowers

The 100 day project 2018, Flowers, BLOG
This entry is part 5 of 4 in the series The 100 Day Project

We are now 3 weeks into this year's 100 Day Project! If you've been following along here on my blog, you will know I have divided my 100 Day Project into 10 sets of 10 days. Each set of 10 days has it's own theme to focus on using watercolour inks and gouache.

For the first 10 days I worked on Night Skies and Galaxies, but for this second set I have been working on Flowers. 

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