Tag Archive: autoimmune

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

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

Why Everyone Should Start a Gratitude Jar

January 1, 2016 6:00 pm

One of the nicest things I did for myself during this last year, had been starting a Gratitude Jar. On the 1st of January, I got a jar, and tied a pretty pink bow around it and placed the jar on my desk where I would see it each day. From... 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

A Heartfelt Post about CFS Setbacks

November 28, 2015 7:45 pm

I’m going to let you in on a secret. Despite the external version that many people portray to the world, behind closed doors, I think each and every one of us have periods of our life where we find things really bloody tough. It took me a long time to learn... View Article

Red Berry and Apple Crumble Recipe (Gluten Free, Sugar Free)

November 19, 2015 5:36 pm

One of my favourite winter puddings is a homemade fruit crumble. So comforting and cosy and perfect served in a warm snuggly house on a cold day. This recipe is a healthier version of the classic fruit crumble, completely sugar free apart from the naturally occurring sugars in the fruits.... View Article