11 Strategies to Combat Negative thoughts and Emotions

“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, but we often shy away from discussing the negative, raw emotions that surface too. Anger, resentment, frustration, grief for your past Read the full article…

40 things I wish I could tell my younger self

One of the main reasons I started writing my blog was to reach out and help others. When I write my posts I pretend I am speaking to my younger self; whether that’s the anxious child fearful of the world around her, or the depressed teenager desperate to fit in and be liked, or the Read the full article…

The ME/CFS Community needs your help

The reason I started writing about my experiences was to raise awareness of invisible illnesses like ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, and to try to reach out to help others who are suffering like myself. I often feel I’m not doing enough to raise awareness, so today’s post is an attempt to rectify this. ME/CFS has the Read the full article…

My CBD Journey

Updated December 2019 I can’t tell my story without discussing CBD (Cannabidiol). It’s made a big positive impact in my life and I would like to share my experiences with you. I’ve been virtually bedbound with severe ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia for about 6 years now. I also suffer from anxiety and panic attacks, depression, osteoporosis, migraines Read the full article…

How do you find the strength to keep fighting when you have an incurable illness?

I’m an optimist, I’m a fighter and I’m a problem solver. But when you are struck down with an incurable and largely untreatable illness, where no amount of fighting will make you better, and your future is so uncertain, what do you do? How do you stay true to yourself and not give up? How Read the full article…