Tag: Balance

Where I’m at now

By on May 2, 2012 in General CFS with 6 Comments

Well, it has been ages since I posted and to be honest I thought that since I was over the real physical struggle I probably wouldn’t blog anymore.  But I’ve continued to get emails and comments from many of you out there still struggling or having newly acquired the dreaded CFS/ME and it reminds me […]

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How I apply Permaculture principles to my CFS/ME recovery

How I apply Permaculture principles to my CFS/ME recovery

Find out how two of the key Permaculture Design Principles remind me of some of the simple CFS/ME recovery techniques that I apply. Permaculture is a beautiful philosophy and a technique for sustainable food production and community culture. The term was originally coined by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren (two top Aussie blokes!).  It means […]

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Self Pacing for recovery from CFS/ME/FM

By on October 13, 2011 in Activity with 12 Comments
Self Pacing for recovery from CFS/ME/FM

Pacing is a self-help tool for managing CFS/ME recovery to prevent that awful feeling of ‘hitting the wall’.  But what is it and how do you go about doing it?  Everyone is different so it’s about exploring what works for you.  Find out how I’ve managed pacing – it does get easier! You can also […]

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10 Ways to reduce anxiety and depression to manage chronic fatigue (CFS/ME)

By on September 19, 2011 in Headspace, Relaxation with 0 Comments
10 Ways to reduce anxiety and depression to manage chronic fatigue (CFS/ME)

Do you get wound up with anxiety or weighed down with depression?  I certainly do and I’ve had to find ways to manage it as both anxiety and depression make all of my other CFS/ME symptoms much worse.  Anxiety is probably my number one enemy for stoking the CFS/ME fire – and that’s not the […]

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Getting back on the horse to fight CFS/ME

By on July 29, 2011 in Headspace with 2 Comments
Getting back on the horse to fight CFS/ME

Do people who are balanced, who moderate life and what it has to offer, generally get Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME)?  I’ve read that its generally Type A’s – those that go hard, strive high and basically don’t stop at anything to get what they are after in life.  I guess I was […]

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My turning point for fighting CFS/ME

By on July 21, 2011 in Good News, Headspace, Treatments with 18 Comments
My turning point for fighting CFS/ME

When I look back now I can see that it was the decision to become actively responsible for my recovery from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), that was a significant turning point for me.  What caused it?  How did I take active responsibility? And why the beep did it take so long? I’m […]

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Grow your own vegies to improve CFS/ME and reduce your families impact on the planet!

By on July 14, 2011 in Activity, Books, Local Food, Nutrition with 13 Comments
Grow your own vegies to improve CFS/ME and reduce your families impact on the planet!

I know having CFS/ME puts a huge dent in your productivity levels, but with a little help you can have your own productive vegie garden providing your family with organic food that has very low food miles and supports the long term sustainability of local food.  Let me explain….. Food Miles Is a term used […]

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Building your body’s ability to absorb nutrients to fight CFS/ME

By on July 7, 2011 in Books, Nutrition with 6 Comments
Building your body’s ability to absorb nutrients to fight CFS/ME

Is the food and supplementation your taking actually being absorbed by your body?  I found I needed to sort out my digestive system first before any of the food or supplementation could really make a difference.  Many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), also suffer digestive problems which can affect the whole […]

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The Slight Edge for Daily Resolve to Fight CFS/ME

By on June 30, 2011 in Activity, Books, Headspace with 4 Comments
The Slight Edge for Daily Resolve to Fight CFS/ME

How easy it is to know the basic theory of recovery – pace yourself, regular exercise, eat well, take supplements etc etc – but how difficult it is to actually put it into practice.  That’s my story! In fact, I’m sorry it’s been over a month now since my last blog.  Doh! Time has got […]

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10 ways I improved my sleep to manage chronic fatigue (CFS/ME)

By on May 28, 2011 in Sleep with 11 Comments
10 ways I improved my sleep to manage chronic fatigue (CFS/ME)

Have you ever been completely worn out, just want to lie down and sleep, but sleep won’t come?  Mind buzzing with a million things, tossing and turning, stress building – no sleep?  Crazy as it may seem sleep can be a problem if you have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) and/or Fibromyalgia. Insomnia is […]

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