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Quick Tips for Dealing with Chronic Illness

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Quick Tips for Dealing with Chronic Illness Photo by  freestocks.org  on  Unsplash I have lived with a chronic illness for the past 25 years, it is not something you would even know if you saw me in the street (it is considered one of those ‘invisible’ illnesses); the only way you would have any understanding of what I live with, is if you know me really well. As you can imagine, over the past 25 years I have come up with some basic strategies that help me deal with this on a daily basis; and most of these tips are things that can be used in other areas of your life, and/or dealing with other chronic illnesses as well. My Top 7 Tips Are: 1) Know Your Triggers: I can tell you my six top triggers off the top of my head, I have had 25 years of figuring these out – and while every person has different triggers, and every illness has different levels; we all know, to some point, what is going to tip us over the edge and bring on a ‘flare up’. My triggers are: - St

Free Activities to do with Primary School Kids during the Holidays

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Free Activities to do with Primary School Kids during the Holidays 1) Take them out – kids love going out with you, they don’t have to go anywhere, in particular, it’s just the one-on-one or family time together that they desire. Every community has places where you can have fun that are free... * Go to the library * Go for a walk * Go to the local park * Walk the streets and discuss the kinds of houses they like * Visit family or friends * Window shop and daydream * Check out the local pet store and name the animals (make sure they know that you’re not taking a new pet home!) * Take them to the local skate park * Take them out of town and go for a walk in the bush * Explore parts of your district you haven’t been to before * Have a picnic and let them choose the menu 2) Have a ‘crazy’ day  – like a crazy hair day, or a crazy clothes day... let them dress up in the weirdest combination of clothing they can find, then invite a couple of friends over on the provi
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