I'm Sarah, health coach, trained pastry chef and full-time sick person. I've had gastroparesis and dysautonomia for about 7 years now. I've always been creative, in my training as a pastry chef I learned all sorts of cool stuff.
We made cakes and bread but also turned marzipan into pieces of fruit and sugar into castles. After I became ill, I didn't really do anything creative for years. Last winter, I really did not cope very well at all. I knew I had to do something creative again. Only problem?
My joints are pretty prone to subluxing (that's dislocating but not really), so is my sternum. So knitting and crocheting were out. Anything that taxes my fingers too much wouldn't be great either. I ended up doing a painting and drawing course. Perfect for my body and my mental health.