This 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 to fatigue and physical discomfort. I remember not being able to read absolutely broke my heart and so I wanted to give you a round-up of some great YouTube clips, audiobooks and films that you can watch and listen to to help you while you’re resting. Most of them are CFS-related, but to be honest, after a while, you just want to enjoy your recovery and stop thinking about being ill! So, I’ve included some fun (if slightly geeky!) recommendations that you might like.
So, here is my list of the best CFS books, videos and meditations. Let me know if there’s anything you would add to this list- I’ll keep updating it!
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS YouTube Clips
This video is just over an hour long, but is definitely worth listening to. Just amazing! Click for more on Dr. Lissa Rankin
This lovely lady’s TED talks stopped me in my tracks. Click here for more on Dr. Brené Brown
CFS Books and Audiobooks
Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing (This books sounds a little ‘out there’, but I was stunned after reading it and knew my life would have to change)
CFS Related Films
Belinda Davidson’s ‘Guided Chakra Cleanse for Busy People’ (a non-negotiable for me!)
Just for Fun!
(Because everyone loves a Slow Loris!)
Books and Audiobooks
The Book Thief (A bit of a long one, but what a story!)
Despicable Me (Single-Disc Edition) (Yep, I went there! I just can’t get enough of the minions!)