Managing a Set-Back and the Worry About Doing the Right Thing.

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  and first appeared there a couple of months ago. Like anybody with an illness like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia or Lyme disease, I’m rather familiar with this kind of setback. Over a total of 15 years of experience with ME/CFS I’ve developed a comfortable and effective strategy for dealing … Read more

 

FREE Online Workshop: Coping with the Ups and Downs of Fatigue

Monday 9th July (Today!) 10am Pacific; 1pm Eastern; 6pm UK 7pm CEST Do you struggle to deal with the changing energy levels involved in chronic illness? Do you find you get carried away and do too much when your energy levels are good then suffer misery and low mood as your energy levels plummet again? … Read more

 

FREE Online Workshop: Coping with Difficult Emotions

Come join me on Monday 11th June 10am Pacific; 1pm Eastern; 6pm UK; 7pm CEST. Difficult emotions are a common visitor to anyone living with chronic illness. They are an understandable reaction to difficult circumstances. They can’t be avoided but they can be dealt with masterfully! This workshop will teach you how to masterfully deal … Read more

 

Things Going Wrong Are Just Opportunities to Learn!

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there a couple of months ago. I have to admit that for the last few weeks that I was in the UK over the Summer things went pear shaped with my self-help, and my health declined. Even before things got bad, I knew at the … Read more

 

Self-Compassion: A Fundamental for Healing that We Just Don’t Practise Enough

Last week in a Facebook live broadcast I share why I believe self-compassion is an absolute fundamental that we just won’t heal without! But in case you’d rather read things than watch or you’d just like a written reminder, here’s why it s important! The bottom line is that in order for our bodies to … Read more

 

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’ … Read more

 

A Knock-Back after Heightened Hopes for Recovery

During my recent 3 months in Spain I experienced an amazing improvement in my health. Although I was very careful to continue with all the health supporting things that had got me there, I felt as though I could now function almost like a healthy person. I was able to increase my stamina, walk further … Read more