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Celebrating Life Despite Depression, Anxiety & ME/CFS – A Day In The Life of Jorja

A close up of half of Jorja's face, title reads: Celebrating life despite depression, anxiety and ME/cfs.

After a long break, I am happy to be resuming our twice-monthly guest interviews. This week we are meeting Jorja who has been living with Depression, Anxiety and ME/CFS for many years. This interview is part of an ongoing series where we interview people from around the world who share how chronic illness or disability has changed their lives and how they continue to find reasons to celebrate anyway. 

I hope this series will inform and encourage you and maybe help you feel less alone if you're dealing with something similar. If you'd like to be featured too, click here.

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My 2020 WEGO Health Award Nomination – Advocating For Another

Lots of hands giving thumbs up with gold confetti falling down. Title Reads WEGO Health Awards, ChronicallyHopeful

I'm so grateful and humbled to be nominated for another WEGO Health Award. This is the third year in a row which is just incredible to me. This year I've been nominated in the Advocating For Another category. In previous years I was nominated for my blog and for my Facebook advocacy, As patient advocates, just knowing that our efforts are recognised and appreciated is a big deal. 

If you'd like to support my nomination, please endorse (vote for) me below. It takes less than a minute to do. Thank you!

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Crops In Pots, Indoor Gardening While Housebound

3 pots with seedling vegetables growing in them. Title reads Growing crops in pots, follow my gardening adventure growing vegetables indoors

​This month my sister and I are taking on a new project: crops in pots! I have always been interested in gardening and have always had a dream of being self-sufficient, living off the land, ​so now we are going to have a go at growing some edibles in pots at home! 

In this series, I will be documenting our progress and sharing any information or tips I discover. I hope you will find this helpful or interesting. Gardening indoors while severely ill, ​I'm excited to see how it turns out, and you?

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The 52-Week Art Project – Garden Critters

Watercolour painting of guinea fowl. Title reads: Critters in the garden, Week 3 of the Chronially Hopeful 52-week art project

​I was blown away by all the incredible critters you fabulous artists have created this week! It was week 3 and the prompt was Critters In The Garden. We had paintings, some pencil and ink drawings and we even had clay sculptures! Your creativity is so inspiring. I love seeing how each person interprets the prompts in their own way.

In this post I'll be sharing my ​process, supplies and throughts behind the painting I made. To see the art created by all the other participants, scroll down to the end of this page, then just click on any of the thumbnails to ​open the original post by the artist. Enjoy!

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This Week’s M.E. News – Week 3, 2020

A bunch of coral roses, title reads ME Community News. News Headlines and Blog Hightlighs, Week 3

​After a long break, I'm back with this week's ME News highlights and blog updates from the ME community. So make yourself comfortable and let's have a catch up with our fellow warriors and allies!

​Remember, if you find any of these posts ​helpful or interesting, please share them on your social media, it will help ​to raise awareness and eliminate stigma.

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