(Travel can be both refreshing and exhausting - even when you're healthy. After I saw that Meredith had travelled extensively despite having ME/CFS I asked her if she would write a blog explaining how she did it. Thanks to her for being willing to do that. (The images and the quotes in the body of Read more [...]
“I think I have a meditation disability” Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Donna’s going to start her year of using mind/body techniques and acupuncture to return joy to her life (and hopefully improve her health) with an 8-week mindfulness-based-stress-reduction (MBSR) course.
First, though, she’s Read more [...]
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 [...]
"It may seem an unlikely thing to wake up one day feeling joyful and alive, despite so much pain, fear and fatigue. But with determination and dedication, I know it can happen. It happened to me."
A Book Series
This begins a chapter-by-chapter exploration of a woman's quest for healing called "The Read more [...]
(Anne writes on how she copes with a very severe form of ME/CFS. Check out Anne's story: From International Traveller to 43 sq. Meters here and her other blogs here. I added the images and captions - Cort)
Insight and Practice .... A Lot of Practice
We are all waiting for effective treatment Read more [...]
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 licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Laurie Hope uses psychology, comparative religion, Buddhist meditation, and qigong to to help people with chronic illnesses harness their inner resources to improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being. She is also the author of a book, Read more [...]
Deep down your mind might grumble with something like "Right! A Happy Thanksgiving ...in this body? Happy Thanksgivings are for healthy people?", "Forget the happy, I hope I just make it through it" or something similar.
One thing I've learned is that my 'mind', that critical, Read more [...]
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