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Lazarus – Making life a little easier for Ostomates

When you have to live your day-to-day life with an Ostomy, you jump for joy at the thought of ANYTHING that makes your day a little bit easier. Most people don't have ostomies, most people don't know what that means but for those of us that do know, we know that it can feel degrading to have to get that up close and personal with your body waste. You become all too fa[...]

Mama said there'll be days like this, There'll be days like this Mama said! | Tyranny of Pink
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Mama said there’ll be days like this, There’ll be days like this Mama said!

Anxiety. It drives me up the bloody wall. One minute I'm totally fine, the world is wonderful and the next, the next I'm reduced to tears and I don't know why. So I assess my life - nope, all good. I'm happy, I'm healthy (well, besides 5 weeks of Bronchitis grrr) and life is relatively good. So no problems there and yet here I am... falling apart. I woke up thi[...]

Oden is one | Tyranny of Pink
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Looking back over the year that was – today, we celebrate!

Today, my son turns one. This is a HUGE deal to me. A year ago today, I went into labour two weeks earlier than expected (thanks to a burst, undiagnosed appendix) and without knowing it, the course of my life changed in more ways than just becoming a mom. I nearly died. I say these words and they still feel like the words of a stranger. Like, this couldn't be my stor[...]

What to do when you feel like you've lost your happiness | Tyranny of Pink
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What to do when you feel like you’ve lost your happiness

Life is about ups and downs. You can't be happy all of the time and sometimes, you have to accept that bad things happen to good people too. However, if you can't remember a time when you were actually happy, you might need to reflect on your life and what's going on in it at the moment. When being unhappy becomes a pattern Every now and then, we get sucked into a p[...]