Willeke van Eeckhoutte

Skipping a Beat: Knowing When My Heart Needs TLC

When her heart started skipping beats, Willeke van Eeckhoutte didn’t romanticise it – she went to a cardiologist instead.

215 Coping strategies Patient Stories

The Impact of Ableist Language on People with Disabilities
6 mins
article
Laura McKee

The Impact of Ableist Language on People with Disabilities

How My Mental Health Affects My Parenting Style
7 mins
article
Martin Gallagher

How My Mental Health Affects My Parenting Style

Animal Magnetism: Why Our Brains Love Wildlife
4 mins
article
Sarah Bailey

Animal Magnetism: Why Our Brains Love Wildlife

Caregiving Doesn’t Stop When Chemo Does
4 mins
article
Anna Crollman

Caregiving Doesn’t Stop When Chemo Does

How to Move House the Asthma-Friendly Way
4 mins
article
Beki Tovey

How to Move House the Asthma-Friendly Way

6 Ways to Cope with Social Anxiety this Christmas
5 mins
article
Claire Eastham

6 Ways to Cope with Social Anxiety this Christmas

Being Honest with Each Other about Heart Failure
8 mins
article
Rob Obey

Being Honest with Each Other about Heart Failure

5 Code Words We Use When We're Feeling Bleak
5 mins
article
Megan Potts

5 Code Words We Use When We're Feeling Bleak

3 Daily Habits that Help Me Manage Cystic Fibrosis
6 mins
article
Tim Wotton

3 Daily Habits that Help Me Manage Cystic Fibrosis

3 Things Mindfulness Changed about Living with Asthma
4 mins
article
Cróna Tansey

3 Things Mindfulness Changed about Living with Asthma

Winning at the Workplace, Despite Cystic Fibrosis
4 mins
article
Tim Wotton

Winning at the Workplace, Despite Cystic Fibrosis

Losing Each Other when Caregiving as a Family
6 mins
article

Losing Each Other when Caregiving as a Family

Not All in Your Head: MS, Medical Trauma, and PTSD
4 mins
article
Willeke van Eeckhoutte

Not All in Your Head: MS, Medical Trauma, and PTSD

5 Ways to Escape the Toxic Misery of Perfectionism
6 mins
article
Claire Eastham

5 Ways to Escape the Toxic Misery of Perfectionism

How a Bathing Ritual Can Help You De-Stress with MS
6 mins
article
Birgit Bauer

How a Bathing Ritual Can Help You De-Stress with MS

Why Does My Asthma Get Worse When I Sleep?
5 mins
article
Cróna Tansey

Why Does My Asthma Get Worse When I Sleep?

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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