Lupus and Facing the World of Work

I wrote about my experience undertaking a postgraduate degree not long after I was diagnosed with lupus. With the degree in the bag, I have just completed an internship - my first experience of full time work since my diagnosis forced me to quit my teaching job. Of course, 5 months as an intern does [...]

Moving Countries with a Chronic Illness

I'm a British girl, who has been living in Europe on and off the past three years (we Brits have a weird thing where we don't always view ourselves as European, but that's a whole can of Brexity worms). I was living in Spain when I was diagnosed with lupus, and had to quit my [...]

Lupus Travel Tips

I love travelling. I was lucky growing up to go on amazing holidays with my family, and I started travelling with friends in undergrad to discover new places, new cultures, and new food. When I was diagnosed with lupus I had to forget travel plans for a while, and one of my biggest concerns (except [...]

Little Lupie Essentials

Coffee Not the healthiest of options/recommended by doctors and nutritionists, but let's face it, with chronic fatigue and the days when just getting breakfast or taking a shower can drain you of all energy, a good strong coffee is needed and well-deserved. Other options like herbal tea, gentle exercise (maybe just a walk!) or even [...]

Tips on Saving Money

I like to think I'm pretty good at saving. During my undergrad I was putting money aside to travel to Brazil a few times, and I was still saving a decent amount annually. This has really helped for this year, now I'm only studying and not working, and living off family help rather than a [...]

Lupus Beauty

It often feels like lupus and beauty do not go hand in hand. Before I was diagnosed I was rather okayย with my physical appearance. Never 100% happy, always finding faults, but I felt like I could talk to guys with confidence and enjoy taking a selfie from time to time (priorities...) All that changed when [...]