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…

Tips on how to manage chronic pain

Updated 2nd May 2018 I have lived with chronic pain for the majority of my adult life. Whether it’s back pain, migraines, IBS, ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia, pain has been an unwelcome companion for years. I have found a few ways of coping with pain and I wanted to share my experiences. By definition, chronic pain 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…

Overthinking (The runaway train that is my brain)

Since starting this blog my overactive brain has been out of control, it’s exhausting, so I thought I would write about it. I am the Queen of overthinking. I have been known to spend hours analysing why I’m overthinking, so basically I’m overthinking why I’m overthinking. I often feel like I have a three year Read the full article…