Personal Growth

Have you heard of EFT?


Have you ever wondered where your energy goes? Well, I can tell you, it goes to whatever you focus on. In other words, ‘energy flows where your attention goes’. Energy can actually be wasted on things such as: the nasty words exchanged in a disagreement with your partner, or your aching back and how tired…

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Christmas Meltdowns and New Year Burnout

Avoid Christmas Stress

Christmas and the lead up to it, can often cause us to burn the candle at both ends, with the endless parties, children’s nativity plays, food preparation, shopping for Christmas gifts, and then visiting relatives to deliver those gifts. It all causes extra physical and mental stress, and when added to the normal everyday workload…

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Expressing Gratitude is Life Changing!

Those of you who have watched the popular movie, or read the book, “The Secret”, will no doubt be aware of the Law of Attraction that was portrayed, and is mentioned extensively these days. The Law of Attraction states that whatever you think about or talk about will be drawn into your life. Therefore, thinking…

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Health Retreats

As I prepare for my trip to the Amchara Health Retreat on the island of Gozo just off Malta, I’m reminded of the journey I began, way back in 2003, when I was diagnosed with M.E./CFS, after suffering from burnout for many years. The first thing that came to mind, after the diagnosis, was that…

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From Years of Burnout To Energised All The Time!

From Burnout

From about the age of 22 I suffered with regular bouts of burnout, so bad that on occasions I was signed off from my stockbroking job in the City of London for weeks at a time. One of the terms bandied about at that time for the way I was feeling was ‘Yuppie Flu’, and…

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Why Does Your Doctor Not Understand?

  Here’s a thought for those suffering from ME/CFS or burnout that aren’t only desperate for help but also some understanding and recognition from their doctor. The problem with the majority of doctors is that their training doesn’t allow them to see the causes of this debilitating condition, and the only thing they know to…

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My Book

It’s Not All About ME? – One Woman’s Struggle With Brain Fog & Wading Through Treacle   BUY KINDLE VERSION HERE BUY PAPERBACK HERE Alison felt that her life was perfect. She had an amazing husband, had just stepped back from a stockbroking job in the City of London after 12 fulfilling but tiring years…

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4 Tips For ‘Having A Life’ With ME/CFS & Burnout

Having a Life

It’s so important to ensure you still have some sort of life whilst on your journey of recovery from ME/CFS or Burnout; otherwise you risk disappearing into a black hole of sleeping all the time and an increase in symptoms. But how do you do this, without making your health deteriorate even more? Well, by…

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Social Media ‘Support’ Groups

  I feel extremely lucky that, after years of doing stressful work that I really didn’t enjoy, and which was probably instrumental to me being diagnosed with M.E. years ago, I now do work that I actually love getting out of bed for. That’s because I have a passion for it! Can you say that…

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CFS and Me

Alison Smith's eyes

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or M.E., affects different people in different ways but one thing’s for sure it’s a cruel condition with symptoms that don’t present themself to the outside world.  This means others are often unaware of the absolute pain and torment you are going through, making it hard for them to understand, accept and…

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