In 1969, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross published a book which outlined the 5 stages of grief. These were denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. These stages reflect how people cope with death and dying, and are non-linear and not necessarily a true progression from one to the next. The stages can, however, be applied to any form of… Continue reading introduction
I imagine denial to be the most pleasant of the stages to be in. Peaceful ignorance, although not sustainable, undoubtedly protects your emotions and keeps you in a state of numbness. I heard the news about Jack on Saturday night and by Tuesday was done with denial. I wish I could've stayed there for a… Continue reading denial
anger was a big one for me, and one probably made worse by my religion. If this had happened before I found God, I wouldn't have really had anyone to be angry at. But because I know that God is so powerful and loving and kind, the only logical question is why did he let… Continue reading anger
As predicted, I sort of skipped through bargaining. Working as a nurse, I've seen death and I know for a fact that that shits final. No one is coming back from that. Therefore, what am I supposed to be bargaining for? That I could die instead and take his place? That just shifts the pain… Continue reading bargaining
January 1st has a lot of expectation pinned on it. So many people decide to entirely change their life on the 1st, only to cancel those plans by January 3rd. It's difficult to avoid the New Years rhetoric of how you clearly must hate your life, and will continue to hate it until you lose… Continue reading new year, same me?
I've included links in this post to give further information about terms that people may not know. Feel free to google anything at any point, or leave me a comment so I can help you out! I have been a type 1 diabetic since 2006, when I was diagnosed aged 8 (that's 12 years ago!!!!).… Continue reading freestyle libre
I know it, you know it, we all know it- BMI is an outdated and inaccurate tool. Unfortunately, at the moment, there's nothing better than it which is why it continues to be used. Although I previously struggled a lot with body image/self-esteem/confidence etc etc etc, it's really not a problem for me anymore. I'm… Continue reading why BMI is bullshit