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    Trailblazer Interview: Betsan Corkhill and Therapeutic Knitting

    Betsan Corkhill is the founder of social enterprise Stitch Links. Betsan was a senior physiotherapist before becoming frustrated with a system which didn’t allow her the time to work with patients as she needed to, especially for long term conditions. Her work led her to Stitch Links.

  • Ultimate List of Things to Do When Bed Bound and Bored

    I know what it’s like to be bed bound and bored. I know what it’s like to live with chronic illness. I know what it’s like to be simultaneously so tired you could collapse and so bored you could cry. Unless you’ve experienced it, it’s hard to appreciate how difficult lying in bed all day is – or it certainly seems to be hard to appreciate, judging by how many “oh, you just get to rest, I wish I could nap all day” comments I’ve heard. (Those people really need to read my article on How to Speak to People with Disabilities. Top hint: don’t compare taking a nap with…

  • Productivity and Pain: A Manifesto for our Humanity

    I hate to break it to you, but you aren’t a robot. Me neither. – CLICK TO TWEET I know it’s hard, I struggled too when I first realised. It wasn’t just the realisation but what it meant… You see, robots don’t need a lot of sleep, in fact, the more they work, the more they can keep on working, they don’t get less effective without rest.