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Is Searching for THE Answer Making You Worse?

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there a couple of months ago. The very nature of a chronic illness like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease is that there is no simple answer, there is no cure, not yet anyway. Yet it’s a very natural human response to desperately want to find […]

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How to Trust Even When You’re Having a Bad Day

Last weekend I was really struggling. I didn’t feel as though I had the energy for anything and yet my thoughts were tormenting me: ‘You’re not making progress’ ‘You’re not doing enough’ ‘You should be doing all your self-care’ ‘What’s going to happen if you don’t make progress today?’ ‘You shouldn’t just be lying here’ […]

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Want a better future? Focus on being happy with how things are now!

This is a lesson that keeps cropping up for me over and over again. Looking back at my original recovery I can see that at the time, I achieved a particular mastery of being present in the here and now and being happy in the moment. That present moment happiness brings a very peaceful state […]

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ME/CFS and Why You Shouldn’t Let the Statistics Worry You

Because ME/CFS is still not fully understood, and research is underfunded we really need all the campaigning that we can get. This campaigning needs to show the worst face of the ME/CFS picture because it is the people who suffer the most that are most desperately in need of medical advances and better understanding. Unfortunately […]

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The Challenge of Keeping a Little Distance from your Energy Boundary

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there about 5 weeks ago With illness such as Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS and Lyme disease one of the most important things we need to learn is how to live within our energy envelope. Most of us at least try not to overreach ourselves […]

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Getting Stressed about Getting Stressed and How to Stop it.

My move to Spain has gone relatively smoothly. It’s wonderful to be here and the journey couldn’t have gone any more smoothly. Unfortunately though I’ve been having internet issues, and as I need the internet in order to be able to earn my living I found myself getting a little stressed. And what’s more I […]

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