How to Pace Yourself with Chronic Fatigue

How to Pace Yourself with Chronic Fatigue

Woohoo! Thank you for visiting my blog! Subscribe to my newsletter for more sunshine and healing in your inbox. Thanks for visiting! Katie xx  “Pace yourself, you’re going to tire yourself out.” “One day at a time.” (The worst!) “Everything will happen in its own time.” I’m sure a few people might have said these [...read more]

5 Ways to Deal with Change

5 Ways to Deal with Change

  This weekend, I was incredibly unsettled and ungrounded. I put it down to the fact that I’d just had a very hectic week at school- lots of marking, lesson preparation and reports to write, but there was something different about the whole thing. On Saturday, we went to visit a few friends who have decided [...read more]

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]

Dealing with Shame in Chronic Fatigue

Dealing with Shame in Chronic Fatigue

I spent much of my early days during my illness feeling numb. Nothing else, just numb. After I’d gotten a little bit better, all I felt was shame. Shame, anxiety, inexplicable guilt and shame. People talk about anxiety and guilt and fully admit to being in these states, but no-one seems to talk about shame. Why is this? We’re ashamed of [...read more]

A Love Letter to Chronic Fatigue

A Love Letter to Chronic Fatigue

  This post is inspired by the beautiful and revolutionary Danielle LaPorte.   Picture taken from here Dear CFS, the Love of my life, You’ve been with me through thick and thin, through good times and some incredibly bad times. I know you’ve been feeling that this was going to happen for a while, but I’m sorry [...read more]

Strength and Courage in CFS

Strength and Courage in CFS

I’m sure that if I told you you were courageous right now, you’d probably tell me I was mad. But, you’d probably say something, then slowly turn back towards me, curious as to why I’d given you that now oh-so unfamiliar label. How can someone who feels so weak and helpless demonstrate outrageous courage and [...read more]

Are You Part Of The Type A Personality CFS Trend?

Are You Part Of The Type A Personality CFS Trend?

  Over the years, I’ve read numerous books and reports on the ‘type’ of people who seems to become ill with CFS/ME and many people who do are of what’s called the Type ‘A’ Personality. You are Type ‘A’ Personality if you are/were: ambitious self-critical driven hard-working easily wound-up prone to stress competitive time-urgent sometimes [...read more]

7 Healthy Snacks For Lasting Energy

7 Healthy Snacks For Lasting Energy

  I’ve received a few emails recently asking me about healthy snacks for lasting energy, so I thought I’d just put together a few of my favourites. As many of you know, as well as working on my blog, I teach full-time. I would love to tell you that my work days are serene, but, [...read more]

Meditation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Meditation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I just wanted to share with you something that I believe has really improved my CFS. I know that meditation sometimes get a bit of hippy/’only for gurus’ reputation, but it has really helped me in coping with the illness. Meditation and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are perfect for each other. Taken from here The main way [...read more]

How to Accept Your Illness

How to Accept Your Illness

This is the big key (and mystery) of healing – how to accept your illness and ourselves just as we are now- sick, ill and frankly, a little bit hopeless. In the darkest times, when you’ve lost count of how many days you’ve been staring at the ceiling for, waiting for doctors or even family and [...read more]

Making Friends with Fight or Flight - Your Fears

Making Friends with Fight or Flight – Your Fears

There’s a lot of talk these days about fear and our ‘fight or flight’ mechanism…and so there flippin’ should be. Fight or Flight is a biological impulse that can protect us- it’s an instinct we are born with, an instinct that our body and mind automatically know how to kick into action and put into good use. Picture taken [...read more]

12 Reasons Why I Resisted Yoga

12 Reasons Why I Resisted Yoga

  Ok, it’s time to get honest with you all. It might appear that from what you know about me already that I love, live and breathe yoga. Well, I do now, but if you’d asked me a few months ago, I would’ve been lying if I’d said I was practising regularly. Ultimately, even though [...read more]