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. I’m just starting to come out of a fairly substantial crash… again! Although I’m usually pretty good now, at staying within my energy envelope, I allowed myself to get complacent about my recent high energy levels and then … Read more

8 Steps to taking back control from chronic Illness for a more relaxed, balanced and fulfilling life group coaching program

Take Back Control from Chronic Illness Group Coaching Program 2018

Starts Wednesday 25th April 5pm CEST (4pm UK, 11am EDT) In this 26 week group coaching program you will be guided through the 8 steps to taking back control from energy limiting chronic illness for a more relaxed, balanced and fulfilling life. (Sign up HERE) This extremely effective program offers all the benefits of individual coaching at a … Read more

Choosing to Prioritise Life

For a long time, I’ve seen it as necessary to prioritise my self-help and self-care over having a life. Mainly because without taking good care of myself, I know I’m going to be too unwell to have a life anyway! However, I’ve also realised how easy it is to get caught up in the worry … Read more

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 … 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

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 … Read more

When a Setback Drags On ….and On

This is a post I wrote about 6 weeks ago now and was first published by ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  about a month ago. I’m happy to say that the strategies I describe here were extremely effective. Trust brought me the peace I needed to heal, and as things improved slightly I was able to invest a little more … Read more

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 … Read more