My whole motivation for my blog is to write about healing, so I thought I would take the opportunity to explore what I understand healing to be. Many years ago, when grappling with the weight of CFS/ME and trying with all my might to make it go away, I believed that healing was an end … Continue reading What is healing?
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
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
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
I get really confused when people say that they don't like music or are not bothered about it. To me it's like saying you don't like eating or sleeping. Music has always been an everyday part of my life; therapy, entertainment, catharsis, company. When I felt isolated and shy as a teenager it gave me … Continue reading The love of music
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
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