NOW AVAILABLE- Finding ME on Amazon

NOW AVAILABLE- Finding ME on Amazon

Finding ME on Amazon My new book, ‘Finding M.E.’, is now available in paperback and Kindle formats, via Amazon. You can also jump over to my author page here (my own page on Amazon- who’d have thought it!) As many of you know, this book has been quote a journey. I’ve procrastinated over it, got […read more]

{VIDEO} What does Acceptance Really Mean?

{VIDEO} What does Acceptance Really Mean?

If you’ve followed my blog for a little while, you know that I talk about acceptance quite a lot, but what does acceptance really mean? I’ve discussed it in my e-books and also in this very special webinar I gave last year, but recently after mentoring many new clients, I find myself coming back to […read more]

6 Things To Do When You're Feeling Stuck

6 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Stuck

  Although the vast majority of this post is written with CFS/ME in mind, it can apply to many aspects of our lives. We all get stuck to different extents- it can take a few moments or even years to pull ourselves out of it (something I have experience with myself). Sometimes, there might even […read more]

How to Cope With Losing Friends After Diagnosis

How to Cope With Losing Friends After Diagnosis

  This post is dedicated to Lisa. I’ve just received an email asking about how to cope with losing friends and other acquaintances when you are ill, and wanted to share my thoughts on this. This definitely happened to me (click here to read my story), and it was a very distressing part of my […read more]

Dear Rebecca Campbell...

Dear Rebecca Campbell…

Dear Rebecca Campbell… A few weeks ago, you were so kind and generous, and sent me a copy of your gorgeous new book, ‘Light is the New Black’. I secretly hoped that you’d have written something inside the cover of the book and indeed you had: I read on with so much enthusiasm, as I’ve been […read more]

10 Best Chronic Fatigue Blog Posts of 2015

10 Best Chronic Fatigue Blog Posts of 2015

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realised that I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. I had all sorts of plans to write one of my most glittering and best Chronic Fatigue blog posts of the 2016 and welcome it all in, but it didn’t want to happen. I’ve tried sticking with various things, and […read more]

Maybe We've Got It All Wrong About Silence

Maybe We’ve Got It All Wrong About Silence

I’m sitting here on New Year’s Day in the house where I grew up in the North-East of England visiting my family. I had absolutely no intention of writing anything for a few weeks yet and for really making space for ideas to come to me after writing my book in 2015. However, if you’ve […read more]

5 Tips for Travelling with a Chronic Illness

5 Tips for Travelling with a Chronic Illness

This is an article I’ve been meaning to write for a while, and a number of you have emailed me asking for tips for travelling with a Chronic Illness. Travel is fantastic- an opportunity to experience something knew, whether you’re travelling down the road or 10,000 miles away. However, due to the often unexpected nature […read more]

How to Survive Christmas with Chronic Fatigue

How to Survive Christmas with Chronic Fatigue

Christmas with CFS can either be a time when you seem to forget about your health and enjoy the season (in a responsible way, of course!), a time when all of your stresses and difficulties suddenly get magnified, or a strange, bizarre cocktail of the two. I have to say that I did enjoy Christmas, […read more]

Why do I Want to Hide from the World?

Why do I Want to Hide from the World?

  When you’re sick or something monumental happens to you, and it doesn’t seem as though there’s any direct way through what we’re experiencing, something inside us shuts down. We’re unable to cope with something using the same skills and resources we used in the past, so we freak out and feel the need to […read more]

Why I'm Still Giving Advice About Chronic Fatigue

Why I’m Still Giving Advice About Chronic Fatigue

Over the past week, no less than three people have directly asked me why it is that even though I’ve healed CFS, I still continue to write about and give advice about Chronic Fatigue. This is a question I’ve actually been asking myself a lot recently, so I wanted to put down my thoughts, just […read more]

The Best Way To Overcome Fear

The Best Way To Overcome Fear

When we’re feeling anxious about something, we become consumed by worry and fear, and so often, that fear drags us down until we can’t think about anything else. This might mean we write things off, feel bad for the rest of the day or feel as though we’re useless and unworthy. However, when I recovered […read more]

6 Ways to Cope with Noise and Sounds during CFS

6 Ways to Cope with Noise and Sounds during CFS

  When I think back to having a selection of quick, go-to articles that would’ve made my life a whole lot easier when I was sleeping for 22 hours a day (more on this here), the post I’m about to write would have been really helpful to me. During CFS, you don’t actively realise that […read more]