Posts Tagged: chronic fatigue

My self help manuscript on managing a life filled with unrelenting fatigue is with my editor! So Exciting!! Before hitting the send button, I spent some time tidying up the chapter on why and how to use a fatigue diary. I think it’s one of the most helpful things someone with a chronic illness or… Read the rest »

Fatigue and Pacing. I’ve recently come to realise that I’m one of those annoying people that freely gives advice .. but I don’t always apply it to myself 😛 I’m in the final stages of editing my self help book about living with fatigue; and writing it has highlighted that while I’ve learnt lots of tips… Read the rest »

Precious memories. Of people, places, events. A moment in time, so full of emotion you know you’ll never forget it. Yet, forgotten it becomes. Unfortunately there are a lot of illnesses and conditions that affect our ability to access memories. The information may be in our brains somewhere, but the precious memories may as well… Read the rest »

I’m not a collector. How can collecting be good for you? I hate dusting, and if I can’t find room for something it gets given or thrown away. With fatigue and pain taking up hours of my time, it takes too much energy to keep the house tidy. An ornament of any size has to… Read the rest »

Is it really possible to thrive with chronic fatigue? I was feeling optimistic when I wrote this post two years ago five things to like about chronic fatigue! I’m still living with constant pain and chronic fatigue. I still push myself, and end up paying a price. For example, I spent an enjoyable Saturday evening… Read the rest »

Knowing who you are makes you stronger. I love this as a tagline for my Daughter of Ravenswood series. To be honest, most of the story ideas I have come back to this central theme in some way. Every book marketer will say that you need a tasty tagline to capture both the heart and… Read the rest »

I’m super proud of myself! Even though the exercise is producing way more fatigue than I’m used to … I’ve now done thirty minutes of Tai Chi every morning for fourteen days 🙂 🙂 Up until this morning I did eighteen ‘fundamental’ exercises. This morning I tried something a bit harder, a group of exercises for… Read the rest »

Who am I? And why am I here? I started this blog as part of an online platform to support my writing. But, even though I’m slowly writing my second novel, I’ve been very poor at keeping the blog alive! A few days ago I signed up for the WordPress blogging 101 course. It’s free, and so… Read the rest »

Unfortunately, one of the worst downsides of chronic fatigue is the length of time it takes to recover from any exertion. In the last week of September I spent five days at a writing masterclass with the acclaimed Australian author Fiona McIntosh. I was the only indie writer in the group, and Fiona very much… Read the rest »