7 ideas to get more sunshine in autumn

At this time of year, it’s easy to cancel all your plans and stay wrapped up inside. I know I’m guilty of doing it – when the wind is whistling and your skin is turning an alarming shade of grey in the chilly climes, the temptation to draw the curtains and huddle under a blanket…

A healthy hygge weekend

With the weekend finally here (wow this has been a long week), I thought I’d give you a little treat for the weekend. I’m so guilty of getting home on a Friday, crashing out on the sofa and only waking up on Sunday night with Netflix asking me if I’m still there (yes Netflix, stop…

Comforting sounds

Just a¬†fleeting visit today! I recently appeared on Corinne Bailey Rae’s The Heart Speaks in Whispers podcast talking about all things hygge and this very blog! You can listen to the episode I’m in here, where you’ll also find out about Corinne’s experience with pilates and why mental and physical health are so intertwined. You…

Healthy body, healthy mind

Despite what you might have heard, and despite the fact I refuse to run for the bus, I don’t hate exercise. I am, however, clumsy and uncoordinated, and school PE lessons didn’t leave me feeling inspired and raring to go (my friends and I were found hiding at the bottom of the field more than…

Sleeping smarter with the S+

As I may have mentioned at some point before, I don’t sleep well. Not at all. I wake up several times a night, the slightest noise or brightening of the lights disturbs me and it can take me a good couple of hours to fall asleep. Obviously tiredness isn’t good, and a lack of sleep…

Responsible reporting about diabetes

Any of my regular readers will know that I am a relatively recently diagnosed type 1 diabetic. If you are a new reader, hi, I’m Kayleigh and I’m a relatively recently diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Potted history: diagnosed in October 2012 following seven months of very obvious symptoms, was hospitalised with severe diabetic ketoacidosis, have…

A year with diabetes

Hello! Today marks the first anniversary of my type 1 diabetes diagnosis. It’s funny to think that on this day last year, I was in intensive care and I had no real grasp of what was going on or how my life was going to change forever. I remember looking at the clock at around…

I’m not a patient, I’m an impatient

Hello, Just a quick one really to fill you in on my hospital appointment as lots of people have asked me how it went. It was a super early appointment and I was the only young patient there so I think everyone felt a bit sorry for me. We all had to be weighed and…