You’ve probably been offered this nugget of wisdom at some point when you’ve been unwell or exhausted: “Make sure you … More
I need to stop worrying about ‘letting people down’!
We have this silly phrase in my family that we use when one of us makes a minor mistake or … More
Giving a damn again when you’ve given up
Like lots of people who live with chronic illness, I fluctuate between dogged determination to be as well as I … More
Cancelling plans – no more excuses!
For most of my adult life, I’ve been quite a sociable person. The thought of empty diary days used to … More
Choosing to lose the pressure to ‘be productive’
On Tuesday I rather ‘overdid it’ with a Pilates class (still loving it!), lots of walking and a shopping trip. … More
‘The perfect day’ doesn’t have to be exhausting
This weekend has been a tough one. I had the kids on my own this Saturday, so got it into my … More
Are my symptoms all in my head?
I’ve had background aching in most of my joints for a few weeks now and it’s exhausting. The fatigue is … More
Making your home a haven
Until I had kids I was a very messy person. But when I began maternity leave after having Small, a … More
When your meds don’t play fair
I’m very grateful for the drugs I am able to take. Living in the UK, all these chemical helpers are … More