How to Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis with Diet

Which foods are good for me? Even when I was first diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis back in 1993, I suspected that diet had an impact on the levels of inflammation in my body. Could I manage Rheumatoid Arthritis with diet? I was told again and again by my...

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Don’t Give Up!

Crazy Summer Curveball   Writing this I feel like I am trudging through mud but I keep hearing in my head "Don't give up!". This lovely blog that I worked so hard at and enjoyed designing has been untended for six whole months. Just when I felt like I was getting...

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Music as Medicine can Help you Feel Well

Music is magnificent. Music as medicine is free of all unpleasant side-effects! It can sooth, relax, enliven, energise and move us to dance. It evokes memories, provides an atmosphere, enhances a celebration, sends a message and facilitates the expression of our...

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The Trauma and Chronic Illness Connection

Trauma is defined in the dictionary as " a deeply distressing or disturbing experience". Trauma and chronic illness are intimately linked as I will discuss in this post. I believe the peer-reviewed evidence of this is not being acted upon and taken forward by the...

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How to keep that holiday feeling!

I just had the pleasure of a holiday in Gran Canaria with my family. We were given the opportunity to stay in a five-star hotel by an incredibly generous friend and it was wonderful. (Thank you, dear friend).  Of course, there were the usual family holiday calamities,...

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How to Eat Out Stress-Free with a Special Diet

I have been on my very restrictive Autoimmune Protocol Diet for over two years now and it has been transformational in reducing inflammation in my body. I am used to it now and am slowly re-introducing foods, and even though it can be boring if I don't make the effort...

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Why is Asking for Help so Difficult?

Asking for help is something that can be surprisingly difficult. Sometimes people don't have clear boundaries and find it hard to say no to requests when they want to or need to. If you are someone with poor boundaries, and limits, you may feel that others do too. You...

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The Highs and Lows of Parenting with Chronic Illness

Parenting is full of highs and lows but parenting with chronic illness is a whole different kettle of fish. If you have an autoimmune disease or some other chronic illness, you may be suffering extreme fatigue, pain, lack of mobility and many other agitating symptoms....

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Food as a Mood Booster

I think of local vegetables and fruit as being gifts from nature with the perfect constituents to keep us healthy. In my mind, the way we assimilate these beneficial substances from food is superior to taking a supplement and certainly a conventional medicine. With...

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What I Learnt this Week about my Personality Type

So what kind of personality do you have?   In my last post (How well do you know your own personality?), I wrote about how I had fun with the online 16personalities test last year. Not only was it entertaining but it also helped me feel validated and encouraged as it...

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How Well do you Know your Own Personality?

As we approach Mental Health Awareness week next month, I am keen to focus in on this topic for the next few weeks posts. It seems to affect so many people. Every week 1 in 6 of us experiences mental health problems. The tagline this year is "Surviving or Thriving?"...

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Have your Yearly Goals Gone by the Wayside?

So it is April. That means it is the second quarter of the year guys!  How the heck did that happen. I mean January and February went fast, but March was a speeding arrow of a month that I didn't quite grasp hold of until it was almost over.    In our little family of...

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Blog - an holistic approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms

Hello and welcome!

I’m Aoife!

I am so excited and grateful to have you visit my Blog – a holistic approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms. I am a mum on the journey of recovering from Rheumatoid Arthritis and a number of other Autoimmune conditions. Having finally gained so much improvement through the measures I have put in place, I would now love to support and connect with you.

Firstly, I will provide you with invaluable information on how you too can move beyond the limitations of a depressing diagnosis. While I don’t have all the answers and am always trying and investigating new approaches, I know that having an inspiring plan of action can be just what is needed to beat overwhelm, and experience more ease and joy. At the end of the day, you must find what works for you personally, as we are all unique.

I am passionate about creativity and healing sound and I love having an holistic approach to my life. Most of all, I can’t wait to motivate and inspire you to make the changes that will create a huge shift you perhaps didn’t realise was possible.



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