Mental health vs Physical health

You may have noticed that I’ve been discussing mental health more than physical health. Although this wasn’t planned, as I’m just talking about what I feel like on the day, it made me think about my own health and my attitude towards it. I firstly need to say that I don’t think it’s possible, or Read the full article…

Tips on How to Survive the Festive Season

Christmas can be a particularly hard time of year for people living with chronic ill-health. It can be a mental and physical strain, filled with potential pitfalls. I have to admit I’ve never been a Christmassy person. We (my family) didn’t celebrate Christmas when I was growing up and for the first few years of Read the full article…

What it feels like when I crash (ME/CFS)

The push/crash part of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is well known to people with ME/CFS. Exert yourself too hard physically and/or mentally and you ‘crash’ – your normal symptoms flare up, sometimes new and exciting ones show up, and you’re hurting. In scientific terms a crash is called post-exertional malaise (PEM) and unless you’re managing your ME/CFS Read the full article…

Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness meditation isn’t ‘mumbo jumbo’ nor does it have to be spiritual or religious. It’s simply about taking time out from our busy lives to look after our mental health. It’s about accepting things as they are. It’s about being curious rather than judgmental or fearful. By focusing on now rather than worrying about the Read the full article…