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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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The Risks of Inflammation

  What is Inflammation? Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response, which at times is beneficial. For example, if you bang your knee it will swell up to protect and care for the tissues surrounding it. However, sometimes inflammation can carry on longer than it should, causing more harm than good in the long…

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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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The Benefits of Juicing

Energy Booster System

One of the most challenging but also the most beneficial changes I made on my journey to recovery from ME/CFS was that of my diet. I had enough knowledge to understand that you are what you eat and I was brought up to be a reasonably healthy eater but I didn’t truly appreciate the effects…

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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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Is your skincare making you unwell?

  Did you know that chemicals can enter the body by inhalation, ingestion, injection, eye contact and skin contact? Most of us are aware and careful about the first three ways but are you aware of what you use on your skin or on your eyes everyday? Face cleansers, toners, moisturisers, aftershave balms, shower gels,…

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January Blues

  I often read about, or hear from sufferers of ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia who report that their symptoms are always so much worse in December, January and even into February, and they have various opinions as to why this is. Mostly they put it down to the cold, damp weather and the lack…

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