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…

Whatever you do today, let it be enough

I wrote this post especially for ProHealth Inspirational Corner and it first appeared there on the 11th March 2019. “Your worth is not measured by your productivity” We live in a society that teaches us that unless we are pushing ourselves outside our comfort zone, constantly striving to do more, we are not embracing life Read the full article…

Could you benefit from taking a social media break?

‘An ode to social media’ by Matt Haig “When anger travels the internet, looking for a hook, it’s time to disconnect, and go and read a book.” Matt Haig, author of ‘Reasons to stay alive’ and ‘Notes on a nervous planet’, announced this week that he’s backing away from Twitter for the sake of his Read the full article…

Another birthday, another year lost to ME/CFS

I turned 44 this week and my birthday has thrown up a whole mix of emotions. It’s a brutal reminder that I have lost yet another year to ME/CFS. I live with a severe form of ME/CFS. I’m housebound, virtually bedbound, and my life is greatly restricted due to this debilitating disease. The forced isolation Read the full article…