Dealing with Difficult Landmarks and Anniversaries

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and first appeared there about a month ago Celebrating anniversaries has become a big part of modern culture, whether it’s birthday’s, wedding days, saint’s days or other important life events. We also tend to have bigger celebrations for particular numbers, be it 10, 18, 21, … Read more

Celebrating the Wonderful Achievement of Living Well with Chronic Illness

Living with an illness like ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia is a massive challenge, one we have to face day in day out, every minute of the day. I believe that the fact that we overcome that challenge is worthy of a celebration. In fact, because achievement can be hard to come by, I’ve made living well … Read more

Self-Love: The Most Powerful Tool to Get You through the Holiday Season

Thinking I would write a post on rising to the challenges of the holiday season, I realised that there was one thing that lay at the foundation of all the things that help me cope with those challenges and that is the fact that I am willing to offer myself the same love and compassion … Read more

ME/CFS and Keeping Expectations Open and Positive

This week I’ve been lucky enough to have a good week. I went for a lovely 2-mile walk on my day off which is just about my limit at the moment. The weather was lovely, there were some really pretty views of the Shropshire countryside and altogether it was a very uplifting experience. Later that … Read more

ME/CFS and Positive Reframing

A very important aspect of living a happy life despite a chronic illness, is to challenge any negative ways that you think about the illness and how it affects you. Quite simply it’s about choosing to think positively. Obviously, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. Nobody can be positive all of the time, sometimes … Read more