Supporting people impacted by Complex Chronic Illness.

CCI Support Blog

The CCI Support Blog is a look at life with Chronic Illnesses written in an informal or conversational style.  If you would like to contribute to this blog, please contact your Health and Wellness Facilitator.

Online dating – Myth Busting

Last year I wrote an article on using online dating to find personal connection from the comfort of your own home. We had interest from members about this so I thought I would add a little more on the topic. It is hard to meet people when you live with a chronic...

AGM 2020

The Complex Chronic Illness Support AGM is coming up. You can find out more information here!!

The brain the changes itself book review

Stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science. Author: Norman Doidge Over the years I have been interested in the science of brain plasticity and the ability of the human brain, at any age, to learn and grow new neural connections. In this book...

Morgan’s Musings – Pacing

Pacing I love swimming. Being in the water is like sweet relief for my body. I feel weightless and wonderful. Getting out is hard. It’s like walking into a solid wall. The air itself feels like molasses, and my body is barely able to hold itself up. Because swimming...

Morgan’s Musings – Reframing – language and thought

Reframing – language and thought Positive Reframing can be thought of as the skill of seeing the upside of every situation. Yes, a skill. And just like any skill, it can be learned. When this was first suggested to me, I thought “Nah. Nope… No. Way. My illness drains...

SunLive: When ‘the horrible monster’ called on Kaye

SunLive article and video can be found here: https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/206191-when-horrible-monster-called-on-kaye.html “Yeah, yeah, we know that.” Bev Dickson has just been reminded of some desperately dark times in her daughter’s 30-year struggle with ME,...