10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

  In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. The majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure. I had enjoyed a successful career as a natural medicines therapist and teacher, but fibromyalgia forced me to stop working for 2 years, reassess … More 10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

Blogging and Balance

Blogging is not for the fainthearted; it takes real commitment and many hours spent at a computer to create blog posts, comment on other blogs, reply to comments, create bonds with new followers… It is also rather addictive! Finding a balance between real life and blogging takes quite a bit of fine tuning… My own … More Blogging and Balance

Joyful Reading

The busyness of Christmas has now passed, and I have been blessed with two weeks of rest, including a good few hours of very joyful reading. I stepped out of my usual self help and travel genres, and read a couple of excellent crime thrillers, an inspiring novel, a collection of short stories and an illustrated storybook about a little … More Joyful Reading

My Top 10 Tips for Healing Insomnia

Does fibromyalgia cause insomnia or does insomnia cause fibromyalgia?  I do not have a definitive answer. I first succumbed to fibromyalgia in 2003, and insomnia took hold of my life for seven long years; I now only suffer from occasional short bouts. My top 10 tips for healing insomnia are: Limit sugar, caffeine and alcohol  Sugar and caffeine are both … More My Top 10 Tips for Healing Insomnia

52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 14

“Adopt the speed of nature; her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson In recent weeks, I have been returning home from my walks with purple stained fingers from eating blackberries.  Did you know they that these free blessings are an abundant source of fibre, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, phytochemicals…? Sometimes, I gather a small bucket of these deep purple treasures, inspired … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 14