New Year, Same Me; Why I Don’t Do New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Not because I don’t believe setting goals for yourself is constructive – setting realistic, achievable goals can be great motivation and lead to a sense of accomplishment. But setting unrealistic resolutions at a time of year when the majority of us struggle more with ill-health, both mentally and physically, 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…

Let me introduce myself

Hi. My name is Jo Moss, I am 44, and I have struggled with poor health most of my life. After years of unexplained symptoms I was finally diagnosed with ME/CFS in 2006, and later with Fibromyalgia in 2013. I am hypersensitive to everything and intolerant to most prescription medication, so it’s been a struggle Read the full article…

Could medical cannabis be a treatment option for chronic pain patients living in the UK?

I have suffered with chronic pain all my adult life. I am a fibromyalgia patient who has exhausted all conventional routes for treating my condition. I have been prescribed a multitude of different pain medications over the years, and they have all either been ineffective for my pain, or the side effects have been too Read the full article…

11 Strategies to Combat Negative thoughts and Emotions

This is a post I wrote especially for ProHealth’s Inspirational Corner and it first appeared there on the 3rd July 2018. “Self compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others” We often talk about the physical symptoms we have to deal with when living with a chronic illness, Read the full article…