Self compassion: the gift of kindness

Each month a fellow blogger (A Chronic Voice) hosts a ‘Link-up party’. I have wanted to take part for a long time but ill health restricts how much I am able to do. This month I was determined to get involved. Let me explain what a ‘link-up party’ is: It is a monthly get-together for Read the full article…

10 Self-Care and Self-Love Promises

6 years ago my health deteriorated so badly I became virtually bed bound. I was physically and mentally broken, and I felt like I had no reason to live. I could never have imagined that such a catastrophic event could actually (eventually) bring about positive events and changes. Becoming so physically ill has forced me Read the full article…

10 Tips To Get You Through Bad Mental Health Days

I wrote this post especially for ProHealth and it first appeared there on the 29th September 2018. I have personally suffered from depression and anxiety most my life. In fact I don’t remember a time when I didn’t feel their presence. I spent a lot of time denying their existence. I think I hoped by Read the full article…

Pacing is a simple concept. So why do I find it so hard?

Living with a chronic illness like ME/CFS creates many challenges. Along with the multitude of symptoms, we also have to learn to adapt to the restrictions placed on our lives and to manage our limited energy levels. The term “pacing” crops up repeatedly – “listen to your body and pace yourself”. It’s a technique designed Read the full article…