#FeelLikeYou with Hospital Spoils

March 11th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness, Uncategorized|

#FeelLikeYou with Hospital Spoils. We all know how good it feels to be on the receiving end of a hug; safe in the arms of someone we trust. A simple hug soothes in a way that little else can. Touch can be a profoundly comforting experience. The right touch can calm intense feelings of stress, actively lowering blood pressure and reducing cortisol (the stress hormone). It makes us feel more connected, calmer and understood. Touch releases oxytocin – commonly known as ‘the love hormone’ – [...]

Flowercrowns & Treatment

March 11th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|

Finding The Good In Every Day I have been admitted into hospital over 100 times – easily. The first year of my diagnosis saw me spending more time in hospital than I did at home. I have had over 20 operations (I can’t remember the exact number & to be honest can’t even remember all the operations – I try to block these from my memory once they are over). This means a LOT of time spent lying in a hospital bed. It [...]

How to care for an ill loved one

March 10th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|

When they say it takes a village to raise a child, the premise is that it takes a community to help look after and grow a person who is unable to do that for themselves. The same stands true for someone who is hospitalised. Do you know how to be part of that village? Do you know how to support that village when it also needs help? Not everyone requires or wants, the same kind of care and attention. At Hospital Spoils, we’re exposed to [...]