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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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To Nap or Not to Nap?

Many people with ME/CFS and similar illnesses like Fibromyalgia and Lyme Disease and Long Covid, struggle with the issue of whether or not to it’s OK to take a nap. Sleep can be a real problem with these illnesses. It can be hard to get to sleep, sleep can be easily disturbed with lots of … Read more

Using Aromatherapy to tackle Sleep Disturbance

Completing the theme of sleep disturbance there is one more tool that I have found useful: Essential oils. I have successfully used a variety of essential oils in my battle to tackle sleep disturbance. They can be used in various ways. A few drops can be added to water in an oil burner for a … Read more