It’s Not All About ME? – One Woman’s Struggle With Brain Fog & Wading Through Treacle

 

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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 of commuting, and was extremely excited about her new role as a mother. Just 16 months later however, all her hopes and dreams came crashing down around her when she was widowed and later diagnosed with M.E. ‘My Reason and ME’ is a book that chronicles Alison’s journey to struggle with brain fog, wade through treacle to manage her symptoms, and seek a cure despite having been told that there was none by the medical profession.

With a young son who needed her, Alison did not accept non-recovery as an option and the diagnosis opened a new chapter in her life; a time of struggle, discovery, perseverance and ultimate recovery. ‘My Reason & ME’ is a tale of individual pain, courage, determination, and the ability to adapt to change.

Alison says “Like me, many people are told, when diagnosed with M.E., that there is no cure for the condition and ultimately they are sent away with very little facts, no guidance and more importantly no belief that they could possibly recover. I am proof that it is possible to not only be well again but to live an even more fulfilling, happy life than before.’

Noticing that there are more support groups to help sufferers to remain with this condition than there are people giving them the tools they need to recover has given Alison a mission, to deliver the knowledge she gained, through her recovery, to others, via books, public speaking, workshops and courses.

She has created the Energy Booster System, which she now uses to coach people on a one to one basis, in groups and online and hopes that ‘My Reason & ME’ will be an inspirational resource for those people and anyone suffering from the effects of 21st century living.

 

 

My Reason & ME
Publisher: Just Alison Publishing
Publ. Date: August 11, 2016
Print: Available on Amazon £9.99 ISBN 978-0-9955177-3-8
Kindle: Available on Amazon £3.43 ISBN 978-0-9955177-2-1

 

Author – Alison T Smith

The author of ‘My Reason & Me’, Alison T Smith, effectively places the reader in the moment by interspersing the main story with interesting facts and famous historical events, making it more vivid and engaging. Whilst extremely sad at times, the story is ultimately uplifting.

She gives an insight as to why people may suffer with low energy levels, burnout and conditions such as M.E./C.F.S. and depression, as well as what can lead to recovery from these types of conditions.

It is clear from the story that it wasn’t just one thing that led to Alison’s recovery of M.E. but a collection of changes to her lifestyle.

Alison was born in the East End of London and for 12 years had a career in stockbroking. In the years since, she has stood for election as a County Councillor, qualified as a Master Practitioner of NLP and trained in Reiki and Hypnotherapy.

She has created the Energy Booster System, which she now uses to coach people on a one to one basis, in groups and online and hopes that ‘My Reason & ME’ will be an inspirational resource for those people and anyone suffering from the effects of 21st century living.

‘I first started writing my memoir about 15 years ago when my son, Thomas, was 6. I wanted something that he could read as an adult, to get to know more about the wonderful man that his daddy was, and who he never got the chance to know.

My life after the death of my husband took a bit of a shaky route for a while and I was diagnosed with M.E. at 36. On top of that, I had a lot on my plate and the book writing fell by the wayside. This meant, however, that when I did pick the book up again, at the end of last year, I had so much more to write about and my purpose for writing it evolved.’ says Alison.

 

 

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