Invisible Illness Week
I couldn’t let this week go by without creating more awareness around Invisible Illness Week which is this
I am a migraineur – diagnosed with cluster headaches/ occular migraine, and I truly do know what its like to live with chronic pain. I also know what it is like to live with something that isn’t always visible to others, and dealing with the fallout from that. With friends and work. I have realised that primarily it is important to educate others (they don’t know what you’re going through) and be kind and compassionate to yourself (it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks). Support yourself the best way you know how – if it means saying ‘no’ to be able to ‘yes’ to yourself then that is the appropriate choice. (I had a great interview on this subject on my radio show a couple of weeks ago with Christine Clifton, ‘Become an Energy Magnet’ -see link to show on side of page)
So I want to support and acknowledge all practitioners who support people in chronic pain – and let all of you with ‘invisible illnesses’ know how much I support and admire your courage and resolve in your lives. Take care of yourselves.
Coach Louise Crooks