Author Archive for Johannes Starke

Combating Feelings of Overwhelm, Resistance, or Listlessness in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Do you ever feel resistant and overwhelmed in response to some everyday needs or tasks such as: Taking a rest break when you know your body needs it? Refilling your pills or charting your progress as you are trying to get better? Maybe even simple tasks such as brushing your teeth or Read more [...]

A Simple Way to Increase Your Functioning and Reduce Stress with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia

Even though this article is part of a series on how to use a smartphone to improve your health and life, you don’t actually need a smartphone to benefit from it. While a smartphone makes the strategy you’ll learn in this article more convenient, a pen and paper are enough to make it work! Have Read more [...]

A High-Tech, Low-Cost Path to Better Sleep with ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia

Experts agree that improving sleep is one of the most important elements of treating ME /CFS and Fibromyalgia. If our sleep improves, so they say, it’s likely that many of our other symptoms will improve as well. So how do you go about improving your sleep? That’s what you’ll learn Read more [...]

Can a Smartphone Help People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia Get Better? — The Ultimate Guide —

I admit that the first week I owned my smartphone, it actually made my life worse, not better. All the apps to install, menus to click through, and websites to explore left me mesmerized but ultimately exhausted. A smartphone, I realized, was an easy way to throw mental pacing and relaxation, both Read more [...]

7 Ways to Stop the Internet from Aggravating Your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and FM Symptoms

(The cognitive problems typically found in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia (slowed processing speed, shorter working memory, reduced executive functioning) suggest problems with distraction and focus are probably common. In this blog Johannes suggests ways to use one of the biggest potential Read more [...]

How to Infuse Joy into Your Daily Routines When You Have ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia

(Can being happy help with chronic fatigue syndrome? How important is happiness to our health? And who was truly happy even before they became ill?)  Depression is common in people with chronic illnesses and I would warrant that even small upsets tweak people who have stress -response-immune disorders Read more [...]