The CFS Acceptance Hangout- REPLAY

The CFS Acceptance Hangout- REPLAY

Woohoo! Thank you for visiting my blog! Subscribe to my newsletter for more sunshine and healing in your inbox. Thanks for visiting! Katie xx  (Scroll to the bottom of this post to view the replay). I’ve been wanting to do a Google Hangout on CFS Acceptance for a while, but kept shying away from it. Would anyone […read more]

CFS Awareness Day Offerings

CFS Awareness Day Offerings

  As I mentioned on my Facebook page a little while ago, I’ve become very interested over the last few months in not just helping people with CFS/M.E, but in spreading the word about the illness, in making people aware of the condition and in trying to somehow smash the myth that we’re all just lazy […read more]

Ginger and Paprika Butternut Pumpkin Soup RECIPE

Ginger and Paprika Butternut Pumpkin Soup RECIPE

  As promised a few weeks ago after a vote on my Facebook page, here is my special Butternut Pumpkin Soup recipe (or Butternut Squash, as it is in the U.K!). I adapted it from Julie Daniluk‘s ‘Meals That Heal Inflammation’ cookbook. As many of you have realised by now, I absolutely love making soup (click […read more]

The One Essential Tip for CFS Recovery

The One Essential Tip for CFS Recovery

  I used to be absolutely woeful at resting. I struggled with it on a day-to-day basis. When I was a High School Teacher, my colleagues used to come in and say, “Oh hey, did you watch that programme on [……] last night?” Erm…no, no I didn’t. I’m stressed to bits over here and running […read more]

My Honest Experience of Depression and CFS

My Honest Experience of Depression and CFS

  For a while now, I really didn’t want to go anywhere near this post, even though I knew you might benefit from it. It’s such an incredible (and unintentional) coincidence that at the exact time I publish this on Wednesday evening, I’ll be sitting in a room with some like-minded people waiting to start […read more]

The Official Chronic Fatigue Smoothie Recipe!

The Official Chronic Fatigue Smoothie Recipe!

  This post is dedicated to lovely Kibby from Kibby’s Blended Life- the official smoothie queen!  If I had to put my name to a Chronic Fatigue Smoothie Recipe, this would be it! Seriously my lovelies- you have no idea how good this thing tastes! It tastes like a huge slab of strawberry cheesecake- no, […read more]

Lessons I Learned from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Lessons I Learned from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  This is an republished article from my featured article on MindBodyGreen. When you’re diagnosed with a long-term, chronic illness, it’s incredibly hard to get your head around it and manage it. I was so exhausted after my diagnosis of M.E./Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) that I barely took on what this meant for my life. […read more]

{CFS} When Will it End?

{CFS} When Will it End?

  Warning: this post is probably going to annoy the life out of you. You want it and you thought you could see it a few weeks ago, but now you’re completely disorientated and you know that that finish line has moved away. You feel lost, dark, dense and like there’s no way you’ll ever […read more]

How to Deal with Judging Others

How to Deal with Judging Others

{A LITTLE NOTE ON JUDGEMENT} I found myself judging a lot of people on Friday. The girl on the bus with the crazy short skirt. The woman I saw walking home with the gorgeous earrings and the Gucci handbag. The man asking for money outside the supermarket to help him go travelling. I’d had a very […read more]

5 Reasons You Might Be Scared of Getting Better

5 Reasons You Might Be Scared of Getting Better

  This is probably one of the most controversial things I’ve ever written on this blog, but I really feel moved to put it out there, so here it it. I wrote this blog post years ago, years before I even started blogging, after reading Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and […read more]

Symptoms of CFS

Symptoms of CFS

  One of the hardest things I had to do during my recovery and illness was explain my symptoms to people and the reasons I couldn’t do everyday things. On the surface, if you see someone with CFS, unless they’re in hospital or in bed, they don’t really look ill. This was one of the […read more]