Letting Go of Worry and Visualising a Happy and Healthy World

With all that has been going on in the world recently it’s not surprising that you may be invaded by worry. With illnesses like ME/CFS where there is an overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, once the worry switch has been switched on, it can be very difficult to switch off. Although generally, I have … Read more

 
What you can't do is irrelevant if you're enjoying this present moment

Letting Go of the Frustration of Missing Out

Life lessons from travel and chronic illness When I was travelling in Africa in my early twenties on a very tight budget (pre-chronic illness), there was no internet to research what to do where, just a trusty guide book (usually a rough guide or a shoestring lonely planet) and the recommendations of other travellers you’d … Read more

 
tips for getting started despite low motivation

ME/CFS and No Motivation? Start Small, Value Small, Be Kind!

My low functioning, following my move and the autumn season change is dragging on now and along with poor functioning my motivation is still pretty low. I’ve always recognised that low motivation accompanies a dip in functioning or a crash, and having done a lot of internal work I’ve been able to make sure that … Read more

 
Free online workshop helping you develop acceptance, hope and trust, for better energy

FREE online workshop: Acceptance, Hope and Trust

Monday 21st October (5pm UK, 9am pacific; 12pm eastern) Join me for this popular free workshop, to discover how these 3 simple attitudes can make a huge difference to your chance of improving health. This workshop is for you if: You struggle to accept the limits placed on you by chronic illness Lack of acceptance … Read more

 
Finding motivation again, getting straight up and making the bed

7 Tips for Finding a Way Back from Extended Low Motivation

This winter seemed to bring me one knock back after another. With each knock back my motivation for self-care took a nosedive. This is something that I’m used to, and usually I just accept it, trusting it to bounce back as my health improves again. This time though, it didn’t. I found myself in a … Read more

 
me looking well

3 little words we hate to hear ‘You look well’

This is a post I  wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there about 5 weeks ago: Illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease are extremely hard to understand, in fact even when you’re the one experiencing it, it’s hard to get sometimes. And they’re relatively invisible, partly because people that aren’t our nearest and dearest … Read more

 

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