101 Ways to be Happy #1: five days on the Jurassic Coast

Coming to terms with a chronic, progressive illness is like a death by a thousand cuts. It's grieving, but it's not like the standard grieving process, where you pass through the five stages from denial, occasionally cycling backwards but ultimately ending up at acceptance.¬†Accepting MS is something I have to do over and over, each… Continue reading 101 Ways to be Happy #1: five days on the Jurassic Coast

Four things I’ve learned about the welfare state

I try to be positive about my life, I try to tell myself I have worth despite my illness, but sometimes things come at me out of left field that make me question whether I should bother. Yesterday I read a story in the news about Michael Forsyth, who is being asked to repay all… Continue reading Four things I’ve learned about the welfare state