Are people with ME/CFS afraid to discuss their mental health struggles?

Historically ME/CFS has been dismissed or misdiagnosed as a mental illness – hysteria, depression, anxiety and more recently conversion disorder. Sadly this view still stands today with many doctors, and it means patients can often go years without a correct diagnosis. Many doctors are still sceptical about ME/CFS and they refuse to believe it’s an Read the full article…

Chronic Illness & Boredom – The Real Groundhog Day

Each month a fellow blogger (A Chronic Voice) hosts a ‘Link-up party’. It is a monthly get-together for anyone with a chronic illness. An opportunity to share, to listen, and to learn from one another. It’s a great way to provide insight into life with chronic illness, from many different points of view. A Chronic Read the full article…

10 Low activity creative hobbies for spoonies

In my recent post; Enhancing your chronic life through creativity I discussed the many rewarding benefits of exploring creativity when living with chronic illness; “Developing a creative outlet is an essential aspect of our emotional and psychological wellbeing. Having projects or hobbies to consistently work on and dedicate our time to gives us a sense Read the full article…

Enhancing a chronic life through creativity

“The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before” – Neil Gaiman When I became ill, my life as I knew it no longer existed. All the things that defined me and gave me purpose were taken away. I had to give up my career and my love of travel, Read the full article…