I’m a blogger, self-care and chronic illness mentor and endometriosis and IVF warrior. I help empower women with chronic illnesses to adjust to their new lives, fill them with knowledge and confidence to thrive with their illness and create a life they love.
Feel less alone while you’re dealing with your chronic illness.
Develop a positive mindset that will enable you to get through your diagnosis and beyond.
Figure out what types of self-care practices will help restore your energy, reset your mind and give you the power to keep going.
Pull your strongest and bravest self to the front.
Accept that this is your now.
I know how hard it can be to be unwell and spend years going from Dr to Dr trying to figure out what’s wrong. Because that’s part of my story too. I got my first period at the age of 11 and didn’t realise something was wrong until I was 16 and my periods were getting more painful and I was missing lots of school and life. Dr after Dr put me on a different pill after different pill until I called it quits because of the blinding migraines and nausea I was battling on a daily basis because of them.
By the time I was 19 my Mum had had enough of my missing school, being ill and did her own research and took me to the Dr and said “I think she has Endometriosis” and my (female this time) Dr agreed and referred me to a Gynocologist.
I wish I could say it was as simple as that but if you’ve been on your own chronic illness journey and diagnosis you know that shit happens and you just have to roll with it. I’ve had three surgeries since, I’ve had my fallopian tubes, my appendix, part of my bowel and a cyst removed, had sepsis and developed a 5x6cm cyst in the curve of my lower intestines. Along with a possible diagnosis of an IBD (irritable bowel disease).
Over the last nearly 13 years I’ve figured out how to live in semi-harmony with my illness. I’ve created a support group that supports me 24/7. I’ve developed my own daily self-care practices to help me. I’ve learnt the best ways to deal with my Drs and specialist and I’m always working on my positive mindset.
As someone who has been where you are, let me tell you, you are more than just your chronic illness and you do have the ability to thrive while living with it.
That’s why everything I’ve shared here since 2011 has been written. So you know you are not alone and that you are not the only one going through it. That there is light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how small.
I’m 40% Nutella, 20% bright lipstick, 30% writer and 100% advocate for living your brightest life with a chronic illness and I’m also really bad at math.
I’m currently based in Merseyside in the U.K. and am a bit of a digital nomad, we’ve lived in five different towns and cities in the last four years. I live with my husband and our cute but mischievous bunny Evie.
When I’m not creating content for AGM or working with amazing clients you’ll most likely find me curled up with a book, non-fiction, self-help or a romance and a cup of peppermint tea, learning things like how the gut works to minimalism and all about IVF. I’m always connecting with our families, continuously working on my own self-care journey and mindset and exploring the new cities and towns we move to with my husband.