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Friday, 21 July 2017

The Fear & The Lessons

All this talk of redefining my idea of success and analysing the people who inspire me seems to have opened me up in ways I'm not sure I can fully explain yet. I've been doing a lot of work on myself just lately, and it feels like it's starting to click. 

Friday, 14 July 2017

What inspires you?

Sunday 9th July was the official start of The Inspire Tribe, a group of women working together to support each other grow their own tribes, their confidence and their future plans, all supported and coached by Lauren from

Friday, 7 July 2017

What's success anyway?

I’ve been thinking a lot about success just lately, about how often I’ve felt like a failure compared to other people, about how different our ideas of success really are and what it means to me.

Saturday, 10 June 2017


Back in November last year I went to the Mind, Body, Spirit festival in Birmingham and had my first experience of a sound bath. I'd never heard of it so had no idea what to expect when I went into the little round tent filled with cushions.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The emotions of M.E. - a mild account

This lovely lady is Steph (you'll find her on Twitter here), someone I met online several years ago now, when I was first diagnosed with Coeliac Disease. When I first became ill with CFS/ME in 2014 she told me about her own experience with this condition, and she's been a great online support ever since! So when she asked is she could share her story for M.E Awareness week this week I had to agree - Over to you Steph!

Monday, 1 May 2017

Inspiration - Pippa Stacey

Pippa was one of the first people I found on social media talking about CFS/ME. She was at university when we met (virtually speaking!) and it always amazed me how she managed to juggle everything including setting up a fundraising project. Here’s a little bit about her:

Could you introduce yourself?

Hello! *waves*. My name's Pippa and I'm 22 years old. I'm originally from Sheffield and now live in York. I recently completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology in Education and I'm now studying Health Psychology. I'm a chronic illness fighter and in 2015 founded Spoonie Survival Kits, my little non-profit fundraising project. When I'm not working I love to read and write, and I recently started my own blog about all my favourite things!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Dr Myhill is campaigning for CFS/ME patients

Dr Myhill is a well known name amongst the CFS/ME community thanks to her book "It's mitochondria not hypochondria" which talks about some of the physical causes of the condition. She presents the science behind the theory that those with CFS don't have properly functioning mitochondria, which leads to us being unable to produce energy properly. 

Personally, I never had mine measured as it was too expensive and Dr Myhill can only take on a certain number of patients at any one time. But, I did follow a lot of the advice she recommends - changes to diet and taking a number of different supplements which my body needs in order to produce energy. This made a big difference to my health, it was a turning point in my recovery combined with the hydrotherapy I was offered. I'm very much of the opinion that what works for one person may not work for everyone, but this was something I could try without fearing I'd do further damage. I don't follow it strictly anymore although if I'm crashing I do to help me recover faster.