CFS Awareness Day Offerings

CFS Awareness Day Offerings

  As I mentioned on my Facebook page a little while ago, I’ve become very interested over the last few months in not just helping people with CFS/M.E, but in spreading the word about the illness, in making people aware of the condition and in trying to somehow smash the myth that we’re all just lazy […read more]

Ginger and Paprika Butternut Pumpkin Soup RECIPE

Ginger and Paprika Butternut Pumpkin Soup RECIPE

  As promised a few weeks ago after a vote on my Facebook page, here is my special Butternut Pumpkin Soup recipe (or Butternut Squash, as it is in the U.K!). I adapted it from Julie Daniluk‘s ‘Meals That Heal Inflammation’ cookbook. As many of you have realised by now, I absolutely love making soup (click […read more]

The One Essential Tip for CFS Recovery

The One Essential Tip for CFS Recovery

I used to be absolutely woeful at resting. I struggled with it on a day-to-day basis. When I was a High School Teacher, my colleagues used to come in and say, “Oh hey, did you watch that programme on [……] last night?” Erm…no, no I didn’t. I’m stressed to bits over here and running around […read more]

My Honest Experience of Depression and CFS

My Honest Experience of Depression and CFS

  For a while now, I really didn’t want to go anywhere near this post, even though I knew you might benefit from it. It’s such an incredible (and unintentional) coincidence that at the exact time I publish this on Wednesday evening, I’ll be sitting in a room with some like-minded people waiting to start […read more]

The Official Chronic Fatigue Smoothie Recipe!

The Official Chronic Fatigue Smoothie Recipe!

  This post is dedicated to lovely Kibby from Kibby’s Blended Life- the official smoothie queen!  If I had to put my name to a Chronic Fatigue Smoothie Recipe, this would be it! Seriously my lovelies- you have no idea how good this thing tastes! It tastes like a huge slab of strawberry cheesecake- no, […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. […read more]

The CFS Acceptance Hangout- REPLAY

The CFS Acceptance Hangout- REPLAY

  (Scroll to the bottom of this post to view the replay). I’ve been wanting to do a Google Hangout on CFS Acceptance for a while, but kept shying away from it. Would anyone be listening? Would I just be speaking to myself? But sometimes, not taking the leap is worse than wondering ‘what if?’, so I’m […read more]

{CFS} When Will it End?

{CFS} When Will it End?

  Warning: this post is probably going to annoy the life out of you. You want it and you thought you could see it a few weeks ago, but now you’re completely disorientated and you know that that finish line has moved away. You feel lost, dark, dense and like there’s no way you’ll ever […read more]

How to Deal with Judging Others

How to Deal with Judging Others

{A LITTLE NOTE ON JUDGEMENT} I found myself judging a lot of people on Friday. The girl on the bus with the crazy short skirt. The woman I saw walking home with the gorgeous earrings and the Gucci handbag. The man asking for money outside the supermarket to help him go travelling. I’d had a very […read more]

5 Reasons You Might Be Scared of Getting Better

5 Reasons You Might Be Scared of Getting Better

  This is probably one of the most controversial things I’ve ever written on this blog, but I really feel moved to put it out there, so here it it. I wrote this blog post years ago, years before I even started blogging, after reading Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and […read more]

Symptoms of CFS

Symptoms of CFS

  One of the hardest things I had to do during my recovery and illness was explain my symptoms to people and the reasons I couldn’t do everyday things. On the surface, if you see someone with CFS, unless they’re in hospital or in bed, they don’t really look ill. This was one of the […read more]

A Day In The Life Of A Person With M.E. CFS

A Day In The Life Of A Person With M.E. CFS

  I’ve never really shared this with anyone, but I’d like to lay out what a day in the life of a person with M.E. CFS might look like. This is what my day looked like while I was recovering from M.E./CFS (as I mention here, these terms have become a bit blurry over the years!). I’m […read more]

Managing Anger and CFS

Managing Anger and CFS

  Image taken from here This is a post I never really thought I’d write, but I’ve been called to write it after numerous emails from readers and questions from clients. “How can I move on to loving and accepting my illness and myself when I’m so angry with my body and for the way things have […read more]