Posts Tagged: health

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 »

Some people love Christmas, some people hate it. Many people just go along with it as it’s hard to avoid the pervasive commercialisation. Unless you lock yourself away for at least six weeks before the special date that is awaited with equal anticipation and trepidation! Think handmade One way to avoid the feeling of drowning in a commercialised Christmas is… 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 »

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 »

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 »

I haven’t always associated chronic fatigue with good things, but whoever said sensible people play the hand they are dealt … knew a thing or two about resilience. Actually I told a teeny lie about 5 good things, I am working on the rest 🙂 – but here is one to start the list! Wrapped… Read the rest »