How to Read a Newspaper

We read about someone who’s found an instant cure from (insert Spoonie condition of your affliction) after a relatively short amount of time. This post unpacks some of our initial thoughts including:

They were never ill in the first place; They were ill but it’s not true that they are now well; They can’t have had what I have; It’s true that they recovered but for a different reason; It’s great that they found a way to get well; If I try that will it work for me? I’ve been ill much longer, I’d know if that works; Why have I been ill so long? It’s not fair; The newspaper has got it wrong. Continue reading

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Review: Mendus and a Quantified ME

Join Mendus studies, data is considered more powerful if there’s more of it. If you join in with the Diet Study it will be become slightly more powerful than it is today in representing genuine effects in the ME/fibromyalgia population. With more participants these Mendus studies could also have greater power in a normal sense: they will make more noise and people will take more notice. This is your chance to get personally relevant answers to some niggling questions without having to wait years for university-based research to receive elusive funding. Continue reading

Resource: Quick Tips for Pacing

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

Resource: TV Prescription Pacing, from Laughter to Boredom

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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.
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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 … Continue reading