Psychology

The places that scare you

I am currently reading Pema Chodron's book "The places that scare you" and I feel like I'm finally 'getting' meditation. I have really struggled with meditation over the years. I have started and stopped many times. I've had motivation to do it because I know it would be good for me but I have found… Continue reading The places that scare you

ME/CFS

My light bulb moment

In the summer of 2004 I attended a free lecture by Barbara Wren at the College of Natural Nutrition. It turned out to be a truly life changing event. I can't remember how I heard about the lecture and at the time it was unusual for me to have gone to something like that, or… Continue reading My light bulb moment

ME/CFS

Not being believed

Yesterday morning I appeared on a phone in on BBC Radio Bristol. The subject was ME/CFS and how sufferers are often still not believed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05509xv Please note: this programme is no longer available A recent report in the news shows that many parents are being accused of fabricating their children's illness despite it being a… Continue reading Not being believed

ME/CFS

A hand to hold when you feel like you’re alone in the dark

    This is really emotional post for me to write. It is a message to my younger self. What I wish I could have heard to help me through the rough times when I really did feel like I was alone in the dark. I write this for anyone who is going through this… Continue reading A hand to hold when you feel like you’re alone in the dark

Psychology

Strawberries

Back in 2009 I went on a retreat called “The Endorphin Effect” based on a book of the same title by William Bloom- a teacher of spiritual psychology. http://www.williambloom. At the time I had experienced ME for many years and just being away from home and in the company of a fairly large group of… Continue reading Strawberries

Psychology

Body mind Awareness

I wrote this back in 2013 and will update on this soon Over the years I have learnt a lot about my own bodymind. By bodymind I mean the interrelationship between the emotions and thoughts and the physical body. New discoveries in science such as psycho-neuroimmunology show that our emotions have a direct effect upon… Continue reading Body mind Awareness