Last summer was when I had to admit that my ME flare up was actually pretty significant and I needed help. So at my ME anniversary, what have I learnt about myself and life with ME?Read More
You can't fix everything all at once. Sometimes you've just got to take it one step at a time. 2018 was going to be the year of zero plastic for me but 6 months in, what have I learnt & is it making me happy?
I’ve tried a number of different techniques to help clear my head when I'm troubled, or to work through a problem when I'm feeling overwhelmed by it. Here I've shared what’s worked best for me. They won't be right for everyone of course but I hope that there's at least one or two which might work well for you.Read More
You know, when you assume "everybody else" is doing fine, "everybody else" has got it all together and "everybody else" knows exactly what they are doing? Well, it turns out I'm actually more like "everybody else" than I thought (and I don't have a clue!)Read More
Self-care can be hard for a number of different reasons and it's something I often struggle with. After really focusing on it for a while now and getting to understand what's made it tricky for me, here are my self-care lessons.Read More
As the song goes, "neeeiighhbours, everybody needs good neeeigghhbours!" and that's definitely true for me. Tonight I can relax and switch off my worried little brain because I know I have help nearby and that I'm not as alone as ME can sometimes make me feel, that help is nearby if/when I need it.Read More
They say it's the little things that count, well since my ME started getting worse again, I can definitely say there's been a whole load of little things that have really made a difference. They might not have magically cured me but they have absolutely helped me in so many different ways.Read More
After listening the the hilarious Ballad of Barry and Freda by Victoria Wood, I've pulled together a few of my favourite funny songs. With clips from Lonely Island to Morecambe and Wise, there's definitely a bit of variety here. Hope you find something you enjoy xRead More
After Christmas my mum would always encourage me and my brother to write thank you letters and as an adult I've begun to realise that this practice is not just about saying thank you or showing gratitude to others but it's a really good way for us to pause and recognise we have people in our life who care about us and just how lovely that feels.Read More
My mother always told me to make sure I had people in my life that were good for me; positives.
An incredibly positive, determined, independent and honest friend, here's my life lessons from my friend Sarah Sulzberger:Read More
Mummy Barnet has given me lots of good advice over the years, much of which continues to help me now as I cope with the challenges of fatigue, anxiety and other ups and downs life throws at you. Here are some of my favourites.Read More
Whilst out and about this morning I caught a bit of Stephen Fry's radio show "Fry's English Delight". This episode was called "That way madness lies" and looked at the "language of madness". Having toyed with the idea of writing a piece about the words and phrases I use to describe my own health issues (mental and physical) I was really interested to hear more.Read More
In 2016 I started my first reading challenge. Keen to get back into the habit of reading more after books had taken a bit of a backseat to my crocheting, I decided that setting some sort of goal might help.Read More