living with M.E

define: living within limits doesn’t define who we are

How do you define a life lived with M.E and chronic illness? Is there such a thing as a typical day? And what sets the boundaries and perimeters needful for sufficient sleep and rest? They’re not always easy questions to answer. I experience ever- fluctuating symptoms within a day, made worse by stress, lack of …

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pause: on taking the counter-cultural pause our souls cry out for

Let’s pause, shall we? Life’s getting increasingly hectic as this season gathers momentum. But we don’t have to stay on the hamster wheel of busyness, leading to increasing cycles of anxiety and stress. We can be people who pause, those who learn to slow down and breathe for their sanity and soul’s sake. In this …

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Pain: why it helps to acknowledge and name your pain

Pain was present but I’d been pretending to myself, and to God, denying its reality as I pushed feelings aside, stuffed them down in a misguided attempt to seem okay, to negate the negative clawing away within. Maybe you can relate? I didn’t want to admit that this new ‘normal’ didn’t sit well with me, …

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