My Happy Easter To You

April 18, 2019

 

 

It has been another busy week, in lots of ways. We are only 2 weeks away from the Abba night. So if you haven't already grab your ticket today. You an purchase your ticket through my online shop on my website. It will be a fab night for sure, so bring all the gang and let your hair down for an amazing cause. 

 

Don't miss out on my soap sale, these products are amazing and for people who struggle and can't use fancy products with a number of chemicals in them, these products are PERFECT for you. We don't have to accept plain Jane products. We want to feel and smell our best even if we feel at our worst. When you battle with chronic illness the little things really matter and add sparkle to our days. If you know someone battling a chronic illness that may not be able to tolerate chocolate, why not get them some soap products so they still get a little Easter treat. Use the promo code: EASTER30 at the check out for a 30 per cent discount on ALL ORDERS. 

 

Enjoying my Chronic But Iconic podcast episodes? Not heard the latest episode yet? Get listening. I would personally like to thank you all - guests, listeners and supporters of my podcast. It is so amazing to see so many of you enjoying the content being create. I hope that many of you can relate and I hope to highlight many different angles to chronic illness. In hope that more people can voice their concerns, highlight their struggles and connect with people alike. Chronic illness can be a dark and lonely place a& I truly endeavour to try and put an end to this. It is heart-breaking but I know from my own experiences what it is like first hand. That is why I am so passionate about the work that I do. The hours and hours spent, working out the best way to help others is a difficult task that is both emotionally and physically draining. So your feedback, love and support really does mean so very much to me. I am so enjoying this venture. Thank you again for your support, I am excited for this podcast platform to grow and improve. 

 

Now to the nitty gritty, the nasty things we don't really want to talk about but are important to voice as often people see the content that is put out on a number of platforms and don't see the person's personal struggles behind the content. Chronic illness is a daily battle. There isn't a rest bite period. It is difficult to manage. Often we feel trapped in a cage and the walls are closing in on us. It is often difficult to plan in advance, keep to a schedule or know what is the right thing to do. I have my days where I am careful, I listen to my body more and am more 'accepting' of my limitations. I would say that was only around 2% of the time however, if we were being real. I am always fighting against my health, always pushing because I can't allow anything to pull me down and defeat me. The fighter soul is amazing in lots of respects but it can also have its major negatives. We fret over the days where we can't produce any work but that adds work onto the good days. So when the good days come you are overwhelmed as you try your best to get back on top of yourself. I have spoken openly about my recent stomach issues that have been getting a lot worse & I am receiving no answers, with little support. I am just about coping with my days but it is far from easy. Your support really does cheer me on through the good days because I can see people still enjoying the content I can put out. I am juggling a number of projects and that makes it difficult too. As the bad days become harder and so much worse it then means on the good days you want to find the right balance, between work & life. Life can be snapped away from you at any given moment. We take for granted the level of health we are at. I am learning this the hard way you could say. I can feel my health become ever more unpredictable and harder to manage, which is forcing me to re-think my current 'life balance.' I want to still enjoy life as much as I can . Doing things that I enjoy, make me smile and so forth as well still running all my current projects. It is a task. One that I have to begin working on, for my own sanity and so I don't look back in regret. 

 

I am lucky enough to be having a week's break and some sun starting next Tuesday and I can't express HOW MUCH I need this. For my soul & my overall health. My symptoms are wearing me down and doing all these posts, just today is zapping me. I try my hardest to keep my social media game up and put out as much GREAT content as possible.

 

Finally, Happy Easter --- I think this is the perfect time and excuse to begin living a little bit. Enjoying friends & family with more of a healthier outlook and a better work/life balance.  I think we all need to do this for ourselves too. 

 

Please keep supporting & enjoying the content too, you really do drive & cheer me on. 

Thank you!

 

 

 

Sophie

 

xoxo

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SOPHIE'S
COOKING TIPS

#1
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
 
#2
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
 
#3
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
 
#4
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
 
#5
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN. 

Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.

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