Become a Chronic Illness Thriver instead of a Warrior

How to stop fighting when you have a chronic illness When we fight against chronic illness we waste huge amounts of energy, and yet it’s the most natural thing in the world to want to fight against adversity. The desire to take action to prevent our suffering is programmed into our DNA. In fact, it’s … Read more

mastering pacing so that you dont run out of energy with ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia or Lyme Disease

7 Tips for Mastering Pacing for ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  and first appeared there about 2 months ago. With energy limiting chronic illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease, a key to being as well as possible is to make sure you don’t use more energy that you readily have available to you. (This is sometimes referred … Read more

How to recognise that you are running out of energy/spoons

7 Signs that You’re Running Out of Spoons

One frustrating thing about energy limiting chronic illnesses like ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia and Lyme disease, is that energy levels can fluctuate from one day to the next. Christine Miserandino’s Spoon Theory has helped many people understand the concept of rationing out your energy by relating an energy unit to a spoon, but what happens on those … Read more

Minimise your Toxic Load

Making the World a Better Place 7: Minimise your Toxic Load

I’ve been writing a series of blog posts about the easy ways we can all contribute to making the world a better place. It doesn’t have to be hard even when you have limited energy and it’s great to recognise what a valuable role we can play! Taking care of the environment was a passion … Read more