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. Continue reading
Information about Homesharer Schemes – provide a free room and get around 10hrs a week support to stay in your own home. Continue reading
Using quirky symptoms to get to the bottom of what’s going on.
Update on my POTS diagnosis.
TH2 dominance? Continue reading
A reflection on the common spoonie experience of boredom.
“I was at the point where symptoms are no longer so loud as to drown out other concerns and the sensation of boredom was reaching a crescendo.”
Tips that may enable you to cope with the boredom that accompanies spoonie life. Continue reading
Attempts to disentangle #PoTS and #MEcfs: Some observations from my experience of the diagnostic process.
This post includes resources for Christians and agnostics who are chronically ill. It is split into 3 sections – one for those who are doubting or frustrated; one for those too fatigued to engage in spiritual activities and a third section of activities that require engagement. Continue reading
Today is Severe ME Day. My plan was to write a post about the Pomodoro TechniqueTM (as a form of pacing) this week. However, my experience last night has led me to change tack. Yesterday evening I got deeply upset, … Continue reading
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.
Stoic Guided Meditations to be used throughout the day. Continue reading
I have curated an edited-down version of the Modern Stoicism course below which I think will be more accessible to our community. For example, I’ve organised mainly audio/video content. Continue reading
A very brief summary of the reported properties of oils which may be useful for chronic illness. Continue reading
I have no expectation of being Cured through aromatherapy. However, I have found that some oils help with some some symptoms. Recipes can also have a synagistic effect and so I’ve written up a few that I use below. You may also want to read this review and this list of essential oil properties. It isn’t free but some of the oils are £1 on ebay and last a long time (use this search to find them). You don’t have to use every oil in the recipe. The first 5 oils I’d buy would be: grapefruit, rosemary, basil, clary sage and lavender (≅£7). Continue reading