Why is appearance important to people. In picture, fluffy grey duckling sitting in grass and daisies

Why is Appearance so Important to People?

Since I don't go out much, I tend to sit in the house wearing comfortable clothes like leggings, tee shirts and hoodies. I don't give the mirror a second glance. I don't wear make up and my hair is probably all over the place. Nobody, apart from my husband, is going to see me, so …

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There is more to chronic pain than just pain

There is More to Chronic Pain Than Just Pain

Most people understand pain. Whether it's from an occasional headache, a broken leg or a stubbed toe, most people understand what pain feels like. But chronic pain? Not everyone will understand what that is like. When does pain become chronic? Chronic pain is defined by NHS Inform as pain that carries on for longer than …

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What it's like to live with chronic pain. A - Z

What is Life Like with Chronic Pain?

If you read my distractions post, you'll know I'm keen on A - Zs, so I decided to make an A - Z to describe life with chronic pain. Counteracting Negatives with Positives Part way through, I realised that the A - Z was quite negative, and since I prefer a positive outlook I tried …

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How to Cope with Medication Side Effects

For the majority of people with chronic health problems, medication is a necessity. But unfortunately, medication often comes with side effects. Some can ease off after a short adjustment period, but sadly, some like to linger. We often get used to living with them, but some side effects are too difficult to cope with and …

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