Category: ME/CFS

Embracing the Messiness that comes with Healing

February 12, 2016 1:48 pm

As a society, we like things that are perfectly packaged – even healing/recovery stories or various stories of real life trials and tribulations. When you read these stories, you’ll often find that they (or us as a reader!) skip through the painful parts fairly swiftly, focusing on the neatly packaged... View Article

The Weekend that Nourished my Soul

January 25, 2016 2:56 pm

After many recent months having been not too good on the health front and the most activity in my life being the daily journey from my bed, to the sofa and back each day, something wonderful happened this weekend…. ….I went to London with my friend. It was quite a big... View Article

Words for When the Really Tough Days Come Along.

January 20, 2016 7:03 pm

What do you do when you find yourself in the midst of some really tough days? Perhaps even feeling like you have no strength left? Maybe you feel stuck? Fearful? Perhaps it feels like life has knocked you down one too many times? My advice, from my own personal experience of this... View Article

The Heartbreak of Missing Out with ME/CFS

January 9, 2016 2:00 pm

This weekend was one I had been looking forward to for such a long time. My brother and I had booked to go and see Billy Connolly at the Apollo in London, along with my brothers girlfriend and a friend of mine. As I type these words, I should be... View Article

Reflections and Life Lessons from 2015

December 27, 2015 1:29 pm

I wanted to write a post to reflect a bit on 2015 as we come towards the end of this year and approach a new one beginning. This year has been a time of incredible transformation on so many levels in my own life, that as I sit and reflect quietly this... View Article

A Guide to the Festive Period with Chronic Illness

December 24, 2015 5:53 pm

When you are living with an illness such as ME/CFS, Christmas can be a really difficult time. Seemingly simple things that others take for granted, such as sitting at the dinner table, may well be impossible for you right now.  There will also, be a temptation to push yourself through symptoms... View Article

Learning to love your Body

December 9, 2015 6:36 pm

  How often do you find your self sending negative thoughts in the direction of your body? Perhaps getting frustrated that it has gained a little weight, or annoyed with its seemingly endless list of symptoms or unremitting fatigue? Many of us treat our body in a way that is... View Article