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Best Books on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Having chronic fatigue syndrome can feel lonely and confusing. When I was first diagnosed, I could barely find any information on CFS. There were a couple books and rumours of different doctors or specialists who could help with CFS. Now, thanks to the blogosphere, there’s a plethora of information on living with a chronic illness.…
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What I wish I had known about having a chronic illness [VLOG]

Getting diagnosed with a chronic illness is a life-changing event. There was getting my diagnosis. A diagnosis I have never heard of before. There was the realization that my doctor couldn't really do anything to help me. There was years of trying to manage my illness on my own without having access to the resources…
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Staying Active With A Chronic Illness [VLOG]

Growing up, I was on every single sports team my school had. I was also a competitive swimmer and loved being active and outdoors. When I got ill, it was really tough for me not being able to do the activities that I loved. It wasn't until I found yoga that I was really able…
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Chronic Illness and Sleep: Everything You Need To Know [VLOG]

This week, I return to my bright pink clown room to discuss chronic illness and sleep from my favourite place – bed. If you've been reading this blog, you know that sleep is an important topic for me. It's something that I still struggle with, but my sleep has improved dramatically since I've started implementing the…
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Working from home with chronic fatigue syndrome

How can I work when I can barely get out of bed? This was a question I asked myself many times when I was ill with chronic fatigue syndrome. I was struggling to make it through my first year of university, and for the first time, realizing my illness wasn't going away anytime soon, I…
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How Having a Chronic Illness can Affect Your Mental Health

Having a chronic illness isn’t easy. You will have good days and bad ones. There will be days when you might be managing severe pain levels. There will be days where it might be difficult to even get out of bed. While we can't control the symptoms of our chronic illnesses, we can learn to…
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12 Tips to Improve Sleep Quality

Let’s face it: We all have good days and bad days with our health. Sometimes you just have one of those days where you can't shake your symptoms. Sometimes we do nothing but rest and still feel tired the next day. Sometimes computers break, or there's an emergency at school and when you crawl into…
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Everything You Need to Know About Chronic Illness and Mental Health

Chronic illness takes a toll on your mind and body. Your disease is in your physical body, but it still affects your emotional life. When you're diagnosed with a chronic illness, you are often aware of the symptoms brought on by the condition. That's why you sought out a diagnosis in the first place, right?…
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The Power of Mediation For Anxiety and Depression

In high school, I got into mindfulness meditation. My mom, who was an avid meditator, introduced me to a guided mindfulness meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Kabat-Zinn is one of the founders of the mindfulness meditation movement. He runs the stress reduction clinic at the University of Massachusetts. Listening to the guided mindfulness meditation helped me…
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What is Yoga Nidra?

This article was originally posted on relaxlikeaboss.com Yoga nidra is a deep yoga relaxation technique for sleep. It progressively moves the mind through deeper levels of sleep, so that as you drift off into a slumber, your mind becomes less and less preoccupied by worrying thoughts. This quietens the mind’s brain waves. It’s kind of…
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