The Root Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The Root Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  Stepping up and letting you all know some views on the root causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is something I’ve been called to do for a while now. Although this post is not for the faint-hearted,  I feel as though I’ve been biting my tongue quite a lot, so putting this out there is quite a [...read more]

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Manifesto

The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Manifesto

  I thought is was about time I created a manifesto for this website and for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I’ve been meaning to bring this to you for so long, but it’s been on my wall for a while now and every time I look at it, I feel strong, powerful and full of universal [...read more]

My Interview with Dan from CFS Unravelled

My Interview with Dan from CFS Unravelled

  Last year, I was very lucky to be interviewed by Dan from the fantastic website, CFS Unravelled, about my recovery and the steps I took to get me to where I am today. I realised that some of you might benefit from having it as a permanent fixture on my blog, so I decided [...read more]

3 Must-Watch Videos on Letting Go

3 Must-Watch Videos on Letting Go

  One of the biggest lessons I’m learning on a daily basis is how to let go. My monkey-mind often loves to go wild and try to overanalyse or control things, which can be…well…pretty exhausting, if I’m honest. If you’re like me, always try to force things or think your way around things, the following [...read more]

Doctors, Diagnosis and CFS

Doctors, Diagnosis and CFS

  I’ve been meaning to write with post for a while as I’ve been getting lots of emails lately about why I insist you should go to the doctor for a diagnosis, rather than just reading a list of CFS symptoms and presuming you’ve got it. I hear you. Who likes going to the doctor?! [...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. I [...read more]

Why You Should Never 'Own' Your Illness

Why You Should Never ‘Own’ Your Illness

  For some reason recently, I found myself thinking about (and being absolutely baffled by! all of the times I went to the doctor while I was ill. For years, I completely pushed CFS away and ignored it- there had to be something simpler going on. Couldn’t they just put me on a week’s worth [...read more]

Louise Hay's Affirmations for CFS, Energy and Vitality

Louise Hay’s Affirmations for CFS, Energy and Vitality

I was first introduced to the concept of affirmations after reading ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by the wonderful and truly unstoppable, Louise Hay. If you haven’t come across her work before, I can’t recommend her work highly enough. She is proof that if you live from the heart, and away from fear, you become [...read more]

The CFS Must-Listen to and Must-Watch List!

The CFS Must-Listen to and Must-Watch List!

  This blog post is dedicated to David- thank you so much for inspiring this post! As part of ‘My Bookshelf’, I’ve included lots of books that have really, really helped me in understanding my illness and in my healing, but I understand that many of us might not be in the position to read due [...read more]

Coping with Insomnia during CFS

Coping with Insomnia during CFS

One of the strangest things for me to get my head around was the terrible insomnia that I suffered during the early days of my diagnosis. It’s incredible that an illness that makes you so tired can also cause you to stay awake. This had a lot to do with your body clock being out-of [...read more]

CFS, Jobs and the World of Work

CFS, Jobs and the World of Work

I’ve known for a while that I’d have to write a post about how to cope with a job and CFS. It’s quite a bittersweet topic for me, as I’ve definitely had my ups and downs and upsets around the world of work and in many ways, I let my job situation define me for [...read more]

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Healing?

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Healing?

  I just had to put these thoughts together for you in a little audio file after a good friend of mine made a comment recently about people with CFS who enquire about alternative treatments. Just press play! Let me know your comments below- have you been sabotaging your healing? Love, Katie     xxx [...read more]