For me, this is the time of year I take stock, and reflect on the year that’s passed, and plan for the year to come. As I thought about what to write for this article, I reflected on some of the Christmases for our family while my son was unwell.
Dealing with doctors and other medical professionals can be a challenge. In raising my four children I became adept at getting the best value out of my discussions with medical practitioners. Of course, when my son had chronic fatigue syndrome my interactions with doctors increased exponentially, this allowed me to
There is a lot you can do to improve your quality of sleep. Many of these are referred to in my free e-book, ‘Improve Your Sleep’. One of the aspects I cover in the e-book is the importance of living in harmony with your body’s natural rhythms. In particular your
Education for families struggling with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can be a real challenge, both during the pandemic and beyond. The home-schooling aspect of COVID-19 has reminded me of the struggle my son had with education while he suffered from CFS. He was ill during his early teens (14), his
Being a carer often means you are time poor and exhausted, so why would you introduce more activities into your busy day? Part of the carer’s role is to ensure they are well enough to be there for their loved ones. Your good health is important, one of the factors
When chronic fatigue syndrome affects someone in your care, it is challenging to come up with ways to support your whole family. For me, changing what we ate played a big role in my son’s recovery, and created a health foundation for the rest of my family which continues to
The good news is, all stress is not all bad. Humans developed stress responses as we evolved to help us in times of extreme danger. If we were being chased by a predator the ability to survive the next 30 seconds took precedence over the need to digest food, reproduce,