Tag Archives: rest

Don’t watch TV, or ‘screen time’

I took a break from writing for the blog for a while. I also took a break from watching TV and from Twitter as part of a ‘screen time’ free week. When I was much more ill, I didn’t watch … Continue reading

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Nap mats

This morning I was looking for an organic cotton blanket for yoga (any suggestions?) when the internet showed me organic cotton nap mats instead. What a revelation! I never knew such things existed. If you didn’t either, let me tell … Continue reading

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The heat

How do you cope with the heat? Do you like it or prefer it cool? Here, it is mid-summer and we’ve had some hot days, above 40 degrees celsius, and are due for a few more. I like the warmth … Continue reading

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The garden at night

The garden at night is surprisingly bright on a clear night. The streetlights cast an orange glow but the moon and stars illuminate the garden and the sky really is a midnight blue. Being awake in the night isn’t all … Continue reading

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Work and how to decide when enough is enough

Employment and chronic fatigue syndrome aren’t two easy friends. They don’t like each other. The pain and fog make work hard to do, the fatigue makes it hard to be there. Friday night is here, the end of the week … Continue reading

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Put your feet up

How much better do you feel when you put your feet up? I always feel better with my feet up and my favourite part of yoga class is viparita karani, or legs up the wall. They don’t always need to … Continue reading

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Keeping a calendar of your activities

Early on, my doctor asked me to keep track of my activities. This was easy because I had already read Bruce Campbell’s book Recovery from CFS and started using his activity log. It is a great, simple document that I … Continue reading

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