Being a parent gives you hard edges. With my 4 year old we're at the stage where I'm telling her off every few minutes. You almost couldn't script it better with things I never thought I'd need to say like 'don't touch that, put that down, sit up straight, don't throw that there, pick that up, I'm not … Continue reading Hard edges
For some reason as I wrote that question I heard it asked in my mind like Adele's song Hello... Somehow gives the question a seriousness as well as makes me giggle. So here I am drinking a soy flat white (half strength as I'm trying to cut down on everything it seems) after a 5 day abstinence mainly … Continue reading Soy? Is it poison?
I had a dream early this morning. A terrible, terrible dream in which I realised that someone I knew had taken the life of my baby. This hasn't happened to me in real life and I don't want to write about the details because it's too distressing. It was an awfully realistic nightmare to wake … Continue reading Here’s a question…
I don't even know what the Types are, but perhaps Type A might be characterised by the obsessive googling I do in search of answers for questions, such as 'what is a Type A personality?' And surely, the dudes behind this theory never thought it'd get picked up so widely did they, otherwise I'm sure … Continue reading Am I a Type A?
I just read this... “Post viral fatigue” is caused by a number of different viruses & happens when you don’t rest enough during the initial phase. Fuck, fuck, fuckity FUCK! Wish someone had told me sooner! Oh, whatever, I quite possibly wouldn't have taken any notice. The 'it doesn't matter if I keep pushing myself, … Continue reading Glandular Fever
Inspired and motivated by a good friend this week, I've recognised that since my illness I've become very interested in nutrition and not only what we put in our bodies but what we put on them and our skin. Having experienced a limited life through illness for almost a full year now I have started to … Continue reading Homemade Coconut scrub versus Store bought
NO! I said to myself, I will watch Andrew Solomons' latest talk I found on TED here again about forging meaning and see if I can make myself feel better! Entitled 'How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are' I was almost put off the entire talk thinking it would be quite dismal. … Continue reading I heart TED talks
Is the technical term 'jinxing oneself'? Yep, after all that blah blah blah about getting better, today I feel worse. And since I've recently made a pact with myself to sit down and write every time I think of looking at Facebook(!), you're going to hear about it! Seriously though, Facebook is such a big … Continue reading Chronic Fatigue is not a mental disorder
It takes some time to settle into a new routine, to find how you will feel in amongst the day-to-day activities, and I somehow got here without planning to or understanding why. I thought I wanted less time working but now I don't really know if that was true. Perhaps what I needed was time away from where … Continue reading Escapism
I've always had the sort of health and body that just worked without too much trouble. I could push it to extremes of stress and endurance (although not physical) and it ran on empty quite well. I travelled, ate local foods, drank water in Thailand and Bali, spent many years in alcohol-soaked work cultures and … Continue reading A dark horse (or is it a cow?)