Metaphors in ME

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What metaphors or images would you use to describe your experience of ME?

Resource: Quick Tips for Pacing

Quick Tips for Pacing. These may be new ideas to you or simply a reminder.

Review/Resource: Variations on Pacing

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A post discussing different forms of Pacing and the difficulties involved.

Resource: Easy Haircare for the Chronically Ill

Blog post with tips on how to spend fewer spoons of energy on haircare, including a haircut in just one snip of the scissors. Also ideas on natural options which are good for people with multiple chemical sensitivity.

Resource: Homesharing for Pacing

Information about Homesharer Schemes - provide a free room and get around 10hrs a week support to stay in your own home.

Resource: Tips for Enduring and Escaping Boredom

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Tips that may enable you to cope with the boredom that accompanies spoonie life.

Resource: TV Prescription Pacing, from Laughter to Boredom

This post is the 2nd in a series on pacing. Watching TV is likely to make up more of our day than meditating. It is therefore important to get viewing habits right. This post is my TV prescription for you, in order of importance. It is based mainly on my own observations, although you could possibly find research to back up some of it.

If Seneca Had a Heart Rate Monitor

At the moment because I've got into modern stoicism at the same time as looking into heart rate monitor pacing I'm finding that I'm sort of amalgamating these two very different approaches.

Resource: The Anti-Exercise Fitness Regime

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The basic idea is to avoid hitting your Anaerobic Threshold (AT) or raising your Morning Resting Heart Rate (MRHR) to avoid crashes and relapses. Initially this may mean doing less (it has for me).

Lathyrus Blogobsessio a weed that chokes pacing

“She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass Starting this site has given me a definite boost. BUT I sense something new growing which I'll call Lathyrus Blogobsessio.  If I didn't have ME this could be a prize winning plant… Continue reading Lathyrus Blogobsessio a weed that chokes pacing