33 Ways to Rest Well with ME/CFS

One of the cornerstones of living well with ME/CFS is getting your rests right - certainly, that’s what was true for me. When I did get my rests right, I had moments when I felt ‘okay’, when my brain fog was less and when I felt even normal. Those moments may well have been brief …

A Messed up Fight-Flight-Freeze Response? How I made sense of my ME/CFS, and how my explanation may help you too.

When I first read about the idea that ME/CFS was caused by the fight-flight-freeze response being on all the time, my reaction was doubt. There are many, many theories about what causes ME/CFS, was this just another one? Then as I learnt more about the fight-flight-freeze response, I found myself asking ‘How well does this fit with …

I would have paid ten thousand pounds.

I would have paid ten thousand pounds to be better. ME/ Chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is an illness that, perhaps, to some people doesn’t seem much: ‘Everybody gets tired’. This is an illness that you have to live with before you feel the far-reaching implications of never having much energy. An illness that is more …

How learning to not do things straightaway helped my ME/CFS.

Click here for an audio version of this blog post. I grew up believing that if I thought of something I wanted or needed to do, I should do it straightaway. Right NOW. Sounds good at first glance, doesn’t it? But if I didn’t do something straightaway.... Then the guilt...the self criticism....the fear... the shame....kicked …

Six ways to give Eden Energy Medicine the best chance to help your chronic illness.

Click here for an audio version of this blog post. When I first recovered from ME/CFS, I wanted everybody to experience the same euphoria as I did, the same delight in having a healthy life back. I wanted to tell the world about how powerful Eden Energy Medicine was. My thinking at that time was …

Six steps to help choose the best health practitioner for you.

Click here for an audio version. When I was 18, I injured myself running. This was my first year of living away from home, and I wasn’t sure what to do. Another runner suggested I saw a physiotherapist privately - a new concept to me - and gave me a name.  That visit to a …

It can be traumatic having a failed treatment. Here’s what to do if you feel this way.

(One liner: if there's emotional charge when we think about a past treatment, it could be stopping us look for more help. By using tapping (EFT), journalling and other techniques we can start to feel a little better as some of the charge dissipates.) Click here for an audio version Choosing a programme or a …

I still want a quick fix cure….lessons along the recovery journey.

I’ve learnt a lot about recovery and healing over the last year.....stuff I thought I’d learnt during my recovery from ME/CFS but hadn’t... Well, I had....but when I needed those skills again, they didn’t come naturally to mind. Things like how important being proactive is.  I know this; I know this well.  But what I’d forgotten was …