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

7 Tips for a Cosy, Comforting, Happy, Hibernation

This article was originally written for ProHealth and first appeared on their website in November 2021. Many people find winter a dark and miserable time, a time where motivation wanes and it seems harder to attack life in the same way, harder to enjoy. Sometimes, we can also feel a hard to pinpoint sadness, perhaps … Read more

The Art of Resting

This is the original version of a post I wrote especially for the ProHealth website and first appeared there  on 12/09/21. When you have a chronic illness like ME/CFS, long COVID, Fibromyalgia or Lyme disease, resting becomes a very big part of your life. Before I got ill, I didn’t even understand the word rest. … Read more

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Triage Your Self-Help

How to prioritise when you don’t have much energy for self-help This is an edited  post I originally wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner  and first appeared there in June 2018.  The fact that there are more than 101 ways to tackle energy limiting chronic illness has its upside and its downside. On the one hand there is … Read more

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Masterfully Managing Emotions

A big part of mastering life with chronic illness is the ability to reclaim wasted energy so that it can be directed to more effective uses, like healing, contributing or fun. Difficult emotions are a natural and unavoidable part of living with chronic illness, the losses we have to face, the disappointments and frustrations of having … Read more