• 24 ways enjoy festive season if you are sick or struggling

    24 Ways to Enjoy the Festive Season if You are Sick or Struggling

    Well, the weather outside is frightful…so let’s make our own fun; accessible, gentle and compassionate. What are you hoping to give yourself this winter?  1. Make your own advent calendar; get little envelopes, print these ideas or write them out, stick one in each envelope and stick them to your wall with washi tape. Each day, enjoy a small winter warming enjoyment.  2. Make it easy for yourself and send your cards online via paperlesspost.com  3. Use your holiday wish list to ask for things you need for healing. Check out the medical gift registery for inspiration.  4. Do virtual volunteering. Can you send letters to children in hospice so…

  • What I wish I could tell my younger self about getting sick and surviving text over photograph of girl holding a camera on her lap. Seen from neck to knees

    What I Wish I Could Tell My Younger Self …About Getting Sick & Surviving

    “If I could give my younger self some nurturing advice, I would tell her (or him [or them])…” – Kris Carr Thinking back to my younger self, when she first got sick. If I could speak to her now and offer some nurturing advice, I would tell her… You Are Enough You are loved. You are amazing. You are going through something extraordinary and it’s impacting you, that’s tough but it doesn’t mean you are doing anything wrong. Listen to your body as much as you can, she has wisdom to share with you. Get a journal, keep writing. Write through the story. Move your body in all the ways…

  • Dear Grace Q & A: How do I succeed in school while sick?

    Dear Grace Q & A: How do I succeed in school while sick?

    Thank you for such a great question, I have been at school for several years now (advance training in psychotherapeutic counselling) while living with illness, so I hope I can answer you with some insight and experience.  Here are 3 ideas for how to succeed in school when sick:  1: Make your needs known, ask for help Many institutions can – and have to – offer reasonable adjustments or accommodations for disabled students.  Try contacting your school’s disability office to see what’s available. There may be a disability rep in your student union, or a disabled student’s group you can get in touch with. If in doubt, asking one of…

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    Self-Care Sunday: Small Tools & Self-Compassion

    [Self-Care Sunday Series: wellness experts worldwide are sharing their self-care expertise, practices, routines and personal stories.Today’s post is by founder, Grace Quantock] When I was in high school, I loved the film ‘Clueless‘ – of course, I did.  (I also love the book ‘Emma’ that it’s based on. The lesson about not interfereing for perfection…that took me a little longer to absorb. I am still working on it). Why did I love Clueless so much? Beyond the obvious – ease, style, knee socks and kilt skirts, dreamy girlfriends and a computer that picked your outfits  N.B: The computer that picks your outfits actually exists now! It’s an app called StyleBook…

  • Photo of 3 candles in jars on a tray, text above: Turning your journal into an altar- a how-to guide

    Turning Your Journal Into an Altar: a How-To Guide

    In difficult days, self-care can feel like a luxury that we cannot afford, delicious journals or artful altars can feel ever-so-far away. But it doesn’t have to be this way. And painful times are when we most need compassion. I believe self-care is a way of including ourselves in our compassion (credit: Karuna training) My favourite self-care activities are non-aspirational, they are in the moment, accessible for those of us on the front lines, those fighting to help or suffering at the sharp points of this world. A challenge for many of us is making self-care accessible. I don’t know about you, but I have spent far, far too long scrolling…

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