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Nov 082014


Sometimes, I was so determined to beat this terrible illness that all I did was think about it. I would think about it morning, noon and night (when I wasn’t sleeping, that is!)

I know you want to heal now, instantly, and one of the things that’s so difficult to accept with this whole thing is the longevity of it. When is it going to end? How will it end? Will I wake up one morning and suddenly feel instantly better? It used to drive me absolutely crazy.


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All I ask of you today, is to take this minute, this hour or this day as a day of healing.

Ask yourself, what do I need today to make me feel better and begin to heal CFS? Even if I wake up tomorrow morning and I’m having a bad day, what I can do for myself today that’ll really make me happy and that I’ll remember tomorrow? What does my body need? What does my spirit need? What does your gut tell you? (Don’t ignore it!)

It doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or use up lots of your energy, but taking time out to find the little joys and pleasures in life and acting on these impulses can make the difference between a bad day and great day. Give all your energy to whatever little pleasure you have, and do not feel guilty about it for a second- you deserve this and you are really honouring yourself through it. Be present and enjoy. If you’re eating chocolate for example, think about the texture, colour and smell of it, as well as the taste. You’ll find your enjoyment rockets to a whole new level!

Here are a few suggestions:

If you honour and care for yourself regularly and every day, even in a small way, you will really start to see the benefits. This will set you up to form amazing healing habits for your recovery and beyond.

How would you find pleasure in this second, this minute, this hour or this day? Comment below!

Love and time-out,

Katie    xx

  6 Responses to “What Do You Need Right Now To Heal CFS or Fibromyalgia?”

  1. Well said :)

  2. A very useful post to help me focus and enjoy the “now” and not worry about what lies ahead and how bad tomorrow may be or how I will feel in three months time, thanks Katie

  3. Katie, I just stumbled across your blog. I was looking up affirmations for chronic illness, and your article was at the top of the list. I started reading, and It was as if I could not get enough. It was as if I have been starving for someone to understand, and that hunger has finally been fed. You have no idea how much it is helps to read about your experiences, and to listen to some of your Podcasts about the fact that I am not alone. It’s amazing to know there are people out there going through what I have been going through for the last nine years. Not that I’m glad people are suffering, or have suffered, that’s not it at all. It’s just that simple fact, that I’m not alone, and somebody actually understands! More importantly, that you were able to heal yourself with spirituality, and are now teaching others how to do the same. You have filled me with so much hope. It was the kind of hope that I did not realize has been missing for quite a while. I am eternally grateful to you. Who knew that the words of a stranger would be so full of the love and understanding I have desperately been searching for and needing to hear. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

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