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Are you ready for this week’s ME News Headlines and Blog Updates from the ME Community? Get comfy, there are lots of exciting things to catch up on this week. Note: I do my best to make these posts easy…

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We’re one month into the Tiny Task challenge, so today I’m celebrating all that I’ve achieved this month. If you’re not familiar with Tiny Task Tuesday, it’s all about training ourselves to pace, break activities down into smaller tasks and…

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It’s been a busy few days of advocacy as it’s M.E. Awareness Week, so there are a lot of ME News and Blog Highlights to share this week. I am constantly amazed at the incredible creativity in this community. This…

Some Posts On How To Get By

A woman carrying a bucket of cleaning products. Title reads: Don't do your best, do less. How to avoid the boom and bust cycle.

Anybody who has ME or CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) will be very familiar with the boom and bust cycle. ME’s main characteristic is Post-Exertional Neuroimmune Exhaustion (PENE) also commonly referred to as Post Exertional Malaise (PEM). Feeling really ill,…

Christmas lights and baubles in some branches. Title reads: How I survived Christmas despite Severe M.E. My tips for coping during the festive season

One thing that can really cause a lot of stress for people with Chronic illness is coping with Christmas and all that it entails. For me personally, Christmas has changed so much over the years. It’s ​changed from huge family…

10 Important Life Lessons learned from Chronic Illness, by Chronically Hopeful. A woman sits by the window, gazing out while holding a cup of tea. She has shoulder length hair and is smiling contemplatively.

Last year was a tough one for many of us, but looking back I ​realised that I have learned many important lessons which make me stronger and ​better equipped for the year ahead. So although 2018 was a year of…

A pill bottle and glass of water in the foreground, in the background a woman sleeping on a bed. Title reads: using MSM supplements to relieve chronic pain. Methylsulfonyl Methane, also called the miracle supplement

​I’ve had quite a few people ask what I’m using for ​to reduce chronic pain. One of my favourite things since falling ill is MSM supplements. It is my one staple since I first heard about it and it’s potential…

a woman holding a laundry basket overflowing with clean laundry

We’re one month into the Tiny Task challenge, so today I’m celebrating all that I’ve achieved this month. If you’re not familiar with Tiny Task Tuesday, it’s all about training ourselves to pace, break activities down into smaller tasks and…

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