Should I Use The CFS Functional Ability Scale?

Should I Use The CFS Functional Ability Scale?

  When I was first diagnosed and joined AYME (the Association of Young People with M.E.) in the UK, one of the first things I received in my welcome pack was a leaflet about the CFS/M.E. Functional Ability Scale. (In hindsight, it felt so strange receiving a ‘welcome pack’ in this way, even though I […read more]

5 Super CFS Supplements

5 Super CFS Supplements

  I’m often asked about which supplements I think would help with CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia, so I thought I’d round up a few of them for you today. Some of these featured prominently in my recovery and I still take a few of them today. Some are just for general maintenance and I’m not so […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]

How to Cope With Losing Who You Once Were

How to Cope With Losing Who You Once Were

  As many of you have read in my recovery story, my life as the typical Type-A personality¬†career girl I was destined to be turned out to be completely different from anything I could every imagine. … I just need to stop and pause for a while after writing this- the difference between who I […read more]

Stupidly Healthy Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

Stupidly Healthy Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

  This recipe is adapted with gratitude and love from one by the amazing Queen of Quinoa Ok, I’ll admit it- I’m definitely one of the ‘stick to the recipe’, not particularly creative cooks (I’ve had some huge disasters in the past!), but soup, I can make. In fact, I think it’s probably my ‘thang’. […read more]

It's ok, my dear...

It’s ok, my dear…

It’s ok. It’s ok to just go to yoga because you want to move your body, not because you’re looking for spiritual ‘ah-ha’s. It’s ok to enjoy your job (yes, really) and not be swept up in the need to change it. It’s ok to be like your parents. It’s ok to procrastinate sometimes. Maybe […read more]

10 Quotes about Change

10 Quotes about Change

  If you’re anything like me, you love a good quote! Even though I think it’s easy to be bombarded with motivational quotes, especially on social media, that feeling when you read something and it just grabs you is pretty special. I love collecting pretty, uplifting quotes, and you can see them all by following […read more]

Why You Should Give Up Self-Improvement

Why You Should Give Up Self-Improvement

  As many of you know, I’m off work at the moment with a hip injury that I actually first suffered with 5 years ago. Well, the devil makes work for idle minds and you can spend a lot of time on the internet when you’re recovering and can’t move about very well! (It’s amazing […read more]

Guilt and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : VIDEO

Guilt and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome : VIDEO

  It’s been a while since I’ve put a vlog together for you all, so I thought I’d talk about a topic which a lot of you seem to mention at the moment, which is…… guilt. Guilt and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from my experience go hand-in-hand. I can see you all nodding your head already…well, […read more]

Getting Honest With Yourself in CFS

Getting Honest With Yourself in CFS

I’ve never considered myself to be a dishonest person. I’ve never told lies, and I don’t make a habit of it. When you look at the concept of honesty really closely, you’ll see that for most people, it means not being dishonest with other people. You don’t want to upset or disappoint someone else, you […read more]